Hawaii Home Ownership Center


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 affiliates HHOC Mortgage and HHOC Housing and Land Trust. They provide access to affordable financing options and preservation of affordable homeownership respectively.

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


Flavors of Neighbors Gala: 11/19 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.


Dennis Oshiro, Executive Director
Carol Marx, Chair, Bank of Hawaii
Jun Yang, Chair, Department of Transportation
Karl Yoneshige, Treasurer, HawaiiUSA FCU
Debra Luning, Secretary, Gentry Homes, Ltd.
Stacy Katakura, Immediate Past Chair, Accumulus Advisors, LLC
Tony Au, First Hawaiian Bank
Patrick Bullard, Heinrich & Bullard Marketing
Jackye Chai, Old Republic Title & Escrow

Grant Chun, Hale Mahaolu
Gary Kai, Hawaii Business Roundtable
Cyd Kamakea, Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Keith Kato, Hawaii Island Community Development Corp
Mark Kimoto, American Savings Bank

Brandon Lau, Locations

Rusty Rasmussen, Central Pacific Bank
Tess Shimabukuro, Gather Federal Credit Union

Terry Visperas, Community Representative

Hawaii Home Ownership Center


1259 Aala St., #201, Honolulu, HI 96817

Facebook: @HiHomeOwnership