HALE Program

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HALE means “house” in ‘ōlelo Hawai’i.  The HALE Program, established in 2014 by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands aids beneficiaries with financial literacy services. HALE supports the department’s primary mission of placing beneficiaries into homes within Hawaiian Homestead communities throughout the State of Hawai’i. Currently HALE offers two types of services for beneficiaries. They include Homebuyer Education classes and Foreclosure Prevention Management.

Homeownership Assistance Services:

HALE’s purpose begins with PRIDE of homeownership. Becoming a homeowner is a big step for anyone and will probably be the biggest commitment you will ever make in your lifetime. HALE can help to get you started on the path to homeownership.

PRIDE-box PRIDE of homeownership is at the core of the HALE Program. Learning modules will include: Purchasing a home Reducing debt Increasing credit Dedication to long term financial success Empowerment to choose the best “Quality of Life” for your ‘Ohana

Foreclosure Prevention and Lease Cancellation Assistance Services:

HALE services also support beneficiaries in times of need. We all encounter life events that may negatively affect our financial situation such as unemployment, increased expenses due to the loss of a household member, an unexpected medical situation and other events.   Eventually this may affect your ability to pay your mortgage and we encourage you to contact us immediately. We will do our best to assist you through a difficult time.


More HALE Information:

HALE Contacts:

Michelle Hitzeman
HALE Manager
Phone: (808) 620-9236
Fax: (808) 620-9599
Michelle.M.Hitzeman@hawaii.gov

Carol Takeuchi
HALE Housing Specialist
Phone: (808) 620-9232
Fax: (808) 620-9599
Carolann.S.Takeuchi@hawaii.gov

Deb Joy
HALE Assistant
Phone: (808) 620-9515
Fax: (808)-620-9529
Debra.A.Joy@hawaii.gov