Hawaii Home Ownership Center

Education, information and support to create successful first-time homeowners.


We provide education, information and support to create successful first-time homeowners. By addressing barriers and increasing rates of home ownership we aim to build stronger families and communities throughout Hawaii.


Hawaii Home Ownership Center (HHOC) believes that a safe and stable home is critical to the success of local families. Our program focuses on establishing that stability through homeownership via preparation classes & individual coaching. Members of our program learn about the purchase process, buyer resource programs, and receive coaching to become mortgage ready. Once they become homeowners, post-purchase services are available as we believe sustaining ownership is just as important as attaining it.

We initiated additional programs via non-profit affliates HHOC Mortgage and HHOC Housing and Land Trust. They provide access to affordable fi nancing options and preservation of affordable homeownership respectively.

All of our initiatives open doors to homeownership particularly for those of low to moderate income.


Nov. 18 at a Private Downtown Location.

Support homeownership opportunities in Hawaii while you indulge in delicious dining selections by local celebrated chefs and an outstanding beverage selection in a festive networking environment.


Reina Miyamoto, Executive Director

Carol Marx, Chair, Bank of Hawaii

Jun Yang, Vice Chair, Dept of Transportation

Karl Yoneshige, Treasurer,

Debra Luning, Secretary, Gentry Homes

Joyce Borthwick, Community Representative

Patrick Bullard, Heinrich & Bullard Marketing

Jackye Chai, Old Republic
Title & Escrow

Grant Chun, Hale Mahaolu

Gary Kai, Hawaii Business Roundtable

Keith Kato, Hawaii Island Community Development Corp

Mark Kimoto, Amercian Savings Bank

Brandon Lau, ChaneyBrooks

May Nishijima, First Hawaiian Bank

Rusty Rasmussen, Central
Pacific Bank

Tess Shimabukuro, Gather FCU

Terry Visperas, Community Representative

1259 Aala St., #201

Honolulu, HI 96817

E: info@hihomeownership.org

Facebook: @HiHomeOwnership