HIVM is pleased to announce that EAH Housing received financing awards from the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation (HHFDC) and other sources for the $58M development project along West Kawili Street in Hilo. Construction for this project began in early February. The grading, hauling and tree removal was completed in April. The horizonal work for this affordable 92 independent living center for senior veterans, their spouses, spouses of deceased veterans, and other qualified seniors is almost complete. Vertical construction began in May.  If want to get on the list for more information go to EAH Housing and fill out the info for further in-depth  information.


 9 of our HIVM Board Members with 2 ex officio board members


Mitch Roth,  our current Mayor, Harry Kim, previous Mayor and Bob Williams, former Chairman of the HIVM Board and key player in making this all happen.

Kordell Kekoa, Kahu for the wonderful, fun, and creative blessing of the site.


To be put on an interest list with updates from EAH as they become available, access the following website: Get on the interested list here.
If no web access, contact their property management office and ask to be on the interest list

Generally, the applicant packets would not go out until about 6 months before expected project completion so estimating early 2025 if EAH starts early 2023.


For veterans and the community as well, this is our planned medical facility with office and workspace for island and off-island doctors and specialists.

Latest update for the medical component of HIVM’s mission
Artists rendering of the proposed new Community Based Medical Clinic 

 by Fleming & Associates LLC

Now that our housing project is under construction, we are exploring the possibilities for building a community medical clinic in a partnership with an established Hawaii-based medical services provider. This clinic would provide work and office space for island and off-island doctors and specialists who can serve military veterans as well as the overall island community.

We’ll also be establishing an endowment fund in the Hawaii Community Foundation. These endowment funds will be used to provide scholarships to deserving on-island public high school graduates with preference to the children and grand children of veterans. Should you be interested in supporting this endeavor, tax deductible donations (federal tax EIN 94-3276578) can be made to:
Hawaii Island Veterans Memorial, Inc. PO Box 6820, Hilo, Hi 96720
and will be deposited in our endowment fund.

Donations are fully tax deductible and are greatly appreciated.