Our hardhats off to the 40 plus Hawaiian Electric volunteers and their families who spent a Saturday at Mayor Wright Homes where they helped scrub, mop, grout, repair cabinetry and electrical outlets, and paint walls and ceilings at several units in the low-income housing complex. The effort was led by the company’s Safety, Security & Facilities Division.
According to the Hawaii Public Housing Authority, about 200 housing units are vacant due to a lack of staff and funding to make the necessary repairs while some 9,000 families are currently on the wait list for public housing. The effort by Hawaiian Electric will allow four more families to move in to the state-run housing complex. Mayor Wright is home to more than a thousand tenants.