Founder, Jim Edmonds, and founding Board Member, Greg Crowe, have been affordable housing advocates for decades. Jim's awareness of the need for truly affordable housing started when he was a Real Estate Broker, focusing his business model to help local people. Greg's interest in affordable housing was sparked as a young man helping his father develop subdivisions. Through this experience, Greg developed a deep knowledge of sustainable building practices with the goal of developing high quality, sustainable housing, at an affordable price. Both Jim and Greg have been helping others and advocating for Permanently Affordable Living (PAL) in their own way, long before they met.
Being determined to do something about this "Gradual Tragedy", Jim and Greg both attended County of Kauai Council and Housing meetings on a regular basis. They had met at many different meetings and their common interest and passion sparked a relationship that would eventually lead to PAL Kaua'i. PAL Kaua'i's Principles, contained in our mission statement, vision and initiatives, are conceived from the discussions between Jim and Greg and their sincere efforts to solve the affordable housing crisis on Kauai.
Will you join us? Kaua'i, the Garden Island, is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Anywhere else you live, if you can’t find a HOME you move down the road. In Hawai'i, if your family has been here for generations and you can’t afford a home, you are forced to leave your ancestral homeland and your multi-generational family is torn apart!
We believe in taking urgent action in order to address the housing emergency facing the residents of Kaua'i. Please join us and support our efforts to make a measurable difference by helping to provide housing that makes sense for our neighbors, our family, our friends and our businesses on our precious Garden Island.
Once Upon a Time...
Officially, Neighborhood Housing Community Development Corporation received its Articles of Incorporation as a Non-profit Corporation in the State of Hawai’i on November 14, 2018. We filed for our Federal 501(c)(3) Non-profit status and received approval from the IRS effective November 14, 2018. Our dba PAL Kauai was registered in August of 2019, to reflect the nature and spirit of our principles of development and connection to resilient and proven innovative techniques to lower the cost of living because it's affordable housing and so much more. However, that's not really the beginning of our story...
The Question Now...