Hot Shots – 6/6/18

HHOC Receives $5,000

Hawai‘i HomeOwnership Center has received a $5,000 donation from First Insurance Company of Hawai‘i. The funds will help HHOC provide classes and individualized coaching to homebuyers throughout the state to attain sustainable homeownership. Pictured are Jeff Shonka, president and CEO of First Insurance Company of Hawai‘i, and Dennis Oshiro, executive director of Hawai‘i HomeOwnership Center. PHOTO COURTESY HAWAI‘I HOMEOWNERSHIP CENTER

Chamber Steps Up

Chamber of Commerce Hawai‘i, on behalf of Public Health Fund, presented a $57,000 check to Waikīkī Health Center for its Next Step Shelter “Homeless to Housed” pilot program providing vouchers toward a security deposit or first month’s rent to expedite housing placement for shelter residents. Pictured are (from left) Chamber chief of operations and communications Lori Abe, Chamber CEO and president Sherry Menor-McNamara, Waikīkī Health’s director of homeless services Jason Espero, and Chamber public health fund administrator Licia Hill. PHOTO COURTESY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAWAI‘I