Affordable Rentals in East Kapolei On Track For Spring Opening

Kapolei News
Completed in 2013, the first phase of Ko'oloa'ula consists of 120 affordable rental apartments. Residents living at may participate in a number of programs and activities coordinated directly on-site, including community meetings, a Citizens Patrol, presentations for adults and youth, movie nights and community-wide events.

Mutual Housing Association of Hawai’i, the developer of Ko’oloa’ula, an affordable rental community in East Kapolei, is working to complete the first set of buildings in Phase II around April of this year, and move in the first families a month later. This second and final phase of the development consists of 188 rental apartments, targeting individuals and families earning less than 60% of median incomes. When completed, Ko’oloa’ula, situated on 17.8 acres of state-owned land, will comprise 308 units, making it one of the largest complexes in the state. Ko’oloa’ula Phase II will offer one- to four-bedroom rental homes ranging in size from approximately 588 to 1,462 square feet of living area. In addition a 2,476 square foot multi-use community center will be built to serve as the hub for resident programs. Other community amenities include a volleyball court, exercise equipment and a half basketball court to complement a tot lot play structure in Phase I.


D.R. Horton Hawaii was the general contractor responsible for construction of the first phase of the project. For the second phase of Ko’oloa’ula, D.R. Horton Hawaii was selected again, this time as the design builder, providing both the design and construction services.


Neighboring Ko’oloa’ula is D.R. Horton Hawaii’s Ho’opili project, which received zoning approval from the Honolulu City Council last May. Ho’opili is anticipated to encompass a variety of home types, including approximately more than 3,500 affordable homes, commercial spaces, two rail stops, five DOE schools, parks and other gathering places, as well as more than 200 acres of commercial agriculture directly integrated into the community.

For more information about Mutual Housing Association of Hawai’i or Ko’oloa’ula, visit