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Housing Counseling Services

Successful homeownership requires education, preparation, practice and support.

 

Nānākuli Housing Corporation (NHC) offers a variety of services to assist housing consumers, both prospective homebuyers and renters by providing homebuyer and homeowner supportive services. NHC provides comprehensive services in pre-homeownership, post-homeownership and foreclosure prevention in training and counseling.

 

Our Program's objective is to provide our ‘Ohana with useful knowledge and resources to ensure that each ‘ohana is successful and every dollar borrowed is managed responsibly.

 

NHC's counseling education is conducted in formal classes, with established curriculum and instructional goals, provided in a group or classroom setting, or other formats approved by HUD NHC covers topics such as, but not limited to: 

Renter rights.

The home buying process.

 

How to maintain a home: budgeting; fair housing; identifying and reporting predatory lending practices; rights for persons with disabilities. “Fair Housing” may include the promotion and protection of civil rights as they relate to ensuring equal opportunity housing.

The importance of good credit.

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The sessions may include topics such as identifying and reporting discriminatory policies, procedures practices, fair lending, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and predatory lending.  

 

Our case management services help ‘ohana to improve their credit and build their finances to become homeowners or to qualify for a home repair loan.  

 

We also provide intensivecounseling and debt management action plans to ‘ohana facing foreclosure.

 

Both programs include financial literacy education, one on one counseling and appropriate referrals to other agencies for additional services.

 

Our post purchase program includes training in basic home repairs and maintenance and the commitment of our 'Ohana to complete at least one home repair during the course of the 9 to 10 month program.

 

NHC administers their housing counseling program in accordance with and in compliance and guidance with the following nondiscrimination regulatory and legislative requirements: a. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, b. Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, c. Executive Order 11063, d. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, e. The Age Discrimination Act of 1975 f. Americans with Disabilities g. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.  

 

Nānākuli Housing Corporation (NHC)

Staff supporting Programs include

Paige Kapiolani Barber,

Executive Director,

 

is certified to deliver Homeowner Counseling and has been trained to deliver Homeowner Education. She is certified thru the National Council for Homeowner Education and Counseling (NCHEC) to deliver Homeowner Education.  She spends a portion of her time assuring the quality of NHC’s counseling activities by periodically reviewing case files and reviewing counseling activities with staff. She has managed NHC for the past 13 years and a true collaborator with Hawai’i’s businesses and other nonprofit organizations. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Clarence Kalima,

Case Manager & Financial Advisor,

formerly a mortgage broker and loan officer, Mr. Kalima is trained in various mortgage loan products and a qualified loan packager for the United States Department of Agriculture. He is certified thru the National Council for Homeowner Education and Counseling (NCHEC) to deliver Homeowner Education and to provide foreclosure and intervention counseling. He has also taken NCHEC courses in rental and affordable home counseling. He is our principal homeownership trainer and case manager. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Hawaii Pacific University and has been with NHC for 11 years.

​Jessica Mount,

Fiscal Officer,

has been with NHC since 2015. Ms. Mount has more than ten (10) years of management experience in accounting finance and administration. She is responsible for NHC’s financial reporting, reconciliations, data review, payroll processing, general ledger taxes and budget preparation. She is certified thru the National Council for Homeowner Education and Counseling (NCHEC). 

Marlene Among,

Program Manager, 

 

holds a Bachelor of Arts, Certificate in Non profit Management and trained in completing environmental reviews. She has over 30 years of experience in program and grant management and was a small business owner. She is responsible for the project implementation coordination, organizing.

Eugene Kawelo,

Construction Specialist,

has been with NHC as a volunteer since 2005 and became a staff member in 2020. He has 40 years experience as a contractor. Mr. Kawelo was instrumental in creating NHC’s self help home repair program and workbook and the design of Kawelo cottages. He also teaches NHC’s  classes in home maintenance.

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