Affordable Housing Project Breaking Ground In May

Haliimaile and Kihei will be the site locations for affordable housing projects developed by Aina Lani Pacific LLC. Maui residents wanting to apply for the affordable housing project have until March 31st. to do so.

The Hoku’ula in Haliimaile will have single family homes ranging from 2,208 to 2,512 square feet. Kilohana Makai will build 28 homes ranging from 1,425 to 1,817 square feet.

Aina Lani Pacific President Howard Kihune Jr. started the company in 2014. As a native of Hawaii, affordable housing is a project that is very important to him.

For more information on the project, please feel free to email us at

New Covid Rules In Effect Now!

The following rules were put into effect by Governor Ige.

  • Reduce social gatherings to no more than 5 individuals (not from the same household). This was changed from 10 individuals.
  • Limit bar and restaurant occupancy to no more than 30% of allowed interior occupancy.
  • Require bars and restaurants to close by 10pm.

New Affordable Rental Housing Project Proposed

A new family affordable rental housing project has been proposed in Kahului by the Catholic Charities Hawai’i. The proposed project would have 108 one-bedroom units and 70 two-bedroom units. The 5 acre site would also have a park and a gathering room.

The project, named the Hale Piling Family Affordable Rental Housing Project, would have the first phase completed in approximately 16 to 18 months. The units will be intended for those earning 60% or less of the average median income.

Estimated cost of the project is $66 million. According to 2020 guidelines, maximum rent for a one-bedroom unit to be around $1,153 and $1,384 for a two-bedroom.


The Wailea Blue Golf Course reopens December 20th!

The Gold and Emerald are open now!

The Hansen Ohana Update

Happy Thanksgiving!

There is so much to share and with Thanksgiving a breath away, we will make this a super short Maui update. Following are quick summaries:

**Most importantly, thank you to all of you that have already contacting us regarding our annual Children’s Gift Drive which is focused on making sure that each child under the care of the Children’s Justice Center (CJC) for children neglected, abused or troubled receive acknowledgement and hope through a gift, gift card or donation. CJC will handle the holiday disbursement.

Because the Covid pandemic makes it impossible to hold a personal get-together we are asking that you please either drop your gifts by our office (address below), call us for pick up, or mail it to us at Donna Hansen, P. O. Box 294, Kihei HI 96753. Of course, you can send us a check made out to “Friends of the Children’s Justice Center Maui”. We will make sure they are delivered. As always, we will send you the 501c3 write off form. There is nothing better than knowing you have made a difference. You are bringing them hope and smiles. You will never meet but you will know you have let a child know they are important. Some funds are used for medical assistance otherwise not given.

*Safety precautions. We continue to be the lowest in Covid outbreaks due to our safety precautions. Masks are required. Maui has added more partners for the Covid 19 negative results requirement. Please note you need to have the clearance BEFORE you board the plane. There may be exceptions but be sure before you travel. For a full explanation go to the EVERCHANGING website:

Safe Travels Hawaii


Our Governor David Ige also announced that the pre-travel testing program would be expanded to Canadians. The new pre-testing policy will apply to people flying directly to Hawaii from Canada. Travelers can by-pass the 14-day quarantine if they take a COVID-19 test from an approved laboratory, 72-hours prior to departure and have received a negative result before boarding the plane. Some Canadians are stopping in a West Coast US city and getting there Covid test there then flying on to Hawaii. Remember QR codes on your phones helps.

*For a summary of how real estate is going, we can just tell you the market is bursting with enthusiasm for those buying or selling right now. For those looking for real estate statistic, they are available on our website. If you need assistance please email us at or call us. We are here to help.

*Can’t make it to Maui but miss the beach and sound of the waves???? Our webcam offers not only a live beach cam but also allows the you to enjoy the sound of the waves as they move against the sand. Treat yourself by watching on

*What’s Open?: Almost every restaurant is open including Matteos, Longhis, Tommy Bahamas, Mamas, Merriman’s, Casanova’s and so many more. Reservations are highly recommended and most are using Open Table so that they know what’s available and when.

Holidays are a precious and time to have fun. Please be sure to avoid as much stress as possible and enjoy making magical memories. Our wish for you is enjoying those memories

Bob Hansen PB R(B) 808-283-9456

Clint Hansen BIC R(B) 808-280-2764

Donna D.Hansen R(S) 808-280-1650

The Hansen Ohana


161 Wailea Ike Pl., A-106, Wailea, HI 96753