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Big Island


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PAL is excited to announce our expansion to the Big Island. Working closely with Realtors Mary Blyth and Darla Hartvigsen from Equity Hawaii Real Estate located in Hilo, we will search for opportunities to begin our work solving this crisis statewide.
It has always been PAL’s vision to use the knowledge we are gaining on Kaua'i to solve the housing crisis on our neighboring islands, and eventually across our nation. Our goal is to share our mana'o and create templates for affordable housing that can be adjusted to succeed anywhere.

How can you help?​

1. Find us leads
Let us know if you know of land or buildings on the Big Island that you think would be a good fit for truly affordable housing. Be creative, but properties most likely to work are those zoned multi-family. They can be land, preferably near infrastructure, where we could develop homes and/or apartments and existing buildings that we could purchase to offer affordable rentals.  If you are a realtor and the property is not your listing, we will offer referrals or splits. The ONLY thing we care about is providing affordable homes to our beleaguered local families and work force.

2. Spread the word
Speak about our work to members of your community, especially those with the power and influence to help. You can also share our posts on social media. We must help our community understand the urgent economic and cultural imperatives of keeping our work force and our local families from being driven from their ancestral homeland.
3. Donate
Set up a recurring donation to support our work — any amount helps. Or help convince others who can donate to do so. Having the funds to quickly pursue an opportunity is one of the biggest hurdles to affordable housing. 

PAL Big Island Team

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Mary Blyth
Real-Estate Salesperson
(808) 443-7877

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Darla Hartvigsen
Real-Estate Broker
(808) 319-9913

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Equity Hawaii Real Estate ~ Big Island was started in 2016 and provides Residential, Commercial, Investment, Property Management and Relocation Services. At Equity, we live up to the definition of our name. We strive to be just and fair in all of our dealings, to work honestly with those who have integrity and maintain similar values. We are grateful to be a part of such an amazing team that is making a huge impact on Kaua'i and honored to be bringing this to the Big Island.

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