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Community Conversations

FREE Event

How To Survive the Air BnB Affordable Housing Crisis

Know anyone who needs an affordable place to live on Big Island?

Kapa’au, Big Island, May 14, 2018:  The public is invited to attend a series of Community Conversations presented around the island, concerning the impact of the Air BnB explosion on long term rental housing. will present an informative understanding of the Air BnB affordable housing crisis currently taking the Big Island by surprise. Come and learn the facts about affordable housing options.

The first of these free Community Conversations takes place on Monday, May 14, 3:30-5:30, North Kohala Public Library (next door to Takata’s Store), 54-3645 Akoni Pule Hwy, Kapa’au. The event at the North Kohala Public Library is the first in a series, to be hosted at each of the twelve public libraries on Big Island.

For more information call 808-250-8746.


Sisterhood Ohana


Pono Imua is sponsoring a series of FREE Community Conversations presented around the island of Hawai'i, concerning non-affordable housing and the impact of social concern to children in need, specifically for Single Mothers. Applying Social Architecture to the social concern has prompted development of self-reliance for




Sisterhood Ohana is inviting Guest Speakers...

Public Figures, Civic Leaders, Community Leaders, Educators at the University level, and our Politicians:

We are inviting...

State Representative Candidate David Tarnis discussing the ‘Air BnB’ crisis currently gripping affordable housing options on the Big Island. learn more >

Jack Hoyt speaking to the merits of ‘Cottage By The Sea’ housing for Māla Farm Community Homespace. learn more >

Aunty Maha blessing us with her beautiful wisdom. learn more >

Kumi of Intentional Living Designs to discuss the passion-based tools and techniques behind Designed By Heart. learn more >

Kayli Towler (send link to Athena Ellis) discussing the experience of presenting ‘Alternative Homes Hawai’i’ to HGTV. learn more >

Nicole Strandberg to present her experience of working with Sisterhood Ohana on her Pallet Reconstruction Project for our ‘Alternative Homes Hawai’i’ presentation to HGTV. learn more >

Nani Evans presenting a dream come true of her Single Mother with Child experience as her ‘Cottage By The Sea’ comes to life. learn more >

Sally Fineday discussing her cultural journey to Hawai'i to introduce the cultural gift ‘Pono Imua’. learn more >

Dr. Cliffs Robbins as President & Chair of the Julie Ellen Robbins Foundation presenting his brilliant Business Incubator concept of One Hand Up. learn more >

Mr. Michael Doolittle, Public Figure, Veterans Advocacy, speaking as to why the Self-Reliance aspect of the Tiny Home Big Heart project is important for all of us. learn more >

Elizabeth Rollins inspiring us with her colorful message of unique perspectives of the ‘One Native’ film documentary. learn more >

Hua Gao explaining her experience from the rewards of LoveLiving Wellness. learn more >

Kimon Tsinteris speaking to the importance of Progress that Wisdom of Elders serves. learn more >

Jeanne Rasmussen presenting the value of Benefit Corporation to People, Environment, and Community through the Julie Ellen Robbins Foundation. learn more >

Gretchen Kremeyer, Chief Financial Officer, presenting how the finances of Sisterhood Ohana are managed by Carbonaro CPA. learn more >

Steven Norstrom, Human Resources, discussing benefits and services available to our employees from ProServices Hawai’i. learn more >

Join us?