Local church builds 'faith zone' for select homeless families
The First Assembly of God Windward in Kahaluu has completed the first five of its 12 "homeless domes."
KAHALU`U, Hawaii - The First Assembly of God Windward in Kahaluu has completed the first five of its 12 "homeless domes."
The church refers to the area as a "faith zone" where select homeless families of women and children will be able to live after being selected by the church through an application process and agreeing to accept faith based housing.
Nine of the 12 domes will be used as temporary housing, two others will offer six separate bathrooms, and the final dome will be used by an on site residential manager.
Each dome takes an estimated three hours to construct with a crew of three.
The church expects to have families in the domes by this summer.
The church says the project started in 2015 and could have been completed much sooner had it not been for permitting delays.
We're told several other churches and non-profits pitched in to help purchase the materials to build the domes.
The church says each dome cost an estimated $11,000 before factoring in the cost of building a foundation.