Rental applications are now being accepted for Koa‘e Makana, an affordable workforce housing development located in Kōloa, according to County of Kaua‘i news release.

“As the need for housing continues to rise on Kaua‘i, I encourage all applicants to take advantage of this opportunity to apply for affordable workforce housing,” Mayor Derek Kawakami said. “The first units are scheduled to be available in September, so now is the time to apply.”

Preference will be given to applicants in the following order:

  1. Employees of businesses within the Kōloa Tax Zone;
  2. Residents of the island of Kaua‘i; and
  3. Residents of the State of Hawai‘i.

Applicants who have U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Housing Choice Voucher Program vouchers are welcome to apply.

Applicants should direct any inquiries about Koa’e Makana to Mark Development by emailing properties@mdihawaii.com or calling 808-735-9099 ext. 1.

Rent ranges from $843 to $1,012 for one bedroom units, $1,012 to $1,215 for two bedroom units, and $1,170 to $1,404 for three bedroom units.

For households earning at or below 30 percent Area Median Income, rent is based upon approximately 30 percent of the household’s total adjusted annual income. Income limits and rents are subject to change.

All completed and qualified applications received by 5 p.m. on June 14 will be entered into a lottery to determine initial placement, which will be held on June 24.

Koa‘e Makana is being developed by Mark Development in partnership with the County of Kaua‘i.

Koa‘e Makana will bring 133 units to that serves households with incomes at or below 30 percent, 50 percent, and 60 percent of the median income limits established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

For more information and to submit an application online, please visit www.mdihawaii.com/koaemakana.