Commission on Healing Solutions for Homelessness


The commission is established to protect and promote public health, safety, and welfare of residents and maintain the commitment of aloha 'aina. As an advisory group, the commission will provide recommendations to the council and the administration on funding and policies to help combat and eliminate homelessness and poverty in Maui county.

Application Process

The Government Relations, Ethics and Transparency Committee is seeking applications to fill nine Council-appointed seats on the Commission on Healing Solutions for Homelessness for terms starting on April 1, 2021.  

  • Potential applicants should review membership criteria and download the application form.
  • Applications must be received no later than February 19th at 12:00 p.m.
  • Applications can be submitted via email to, referencing GREAT-15.
  • Applications can also be mailed to 200 South High Street, #703, Wailuku, HI  96793, faxed to (808) 270-7686, or dropped off in a drop box located outside the main entrance to the Kalana O Maui Building or submitted to the council’s district offices in Hana, Lahaina, Lanai City, and Kaunakakai.
  • Council members will be given access to all applications received by the deadline.
  • Page 1 of each application will be made available to the public.
  • Each council member will make a nomination to the commission by Feb. 23.
  • At its March 2 meeting, the committee will review a resolution that will include the council members’ nine nominees and the names of others in the pool of applicants. If any nominee fails to get a majority vote, a council member may make another nomination at the meeting.
  • The committee’s recommendations will be taken up at the March 19 council meeting. 


For more information on applying for a volunteer position with the Commission on Healing Solutions for Homelessness, please contact committee staff at (808) 270-7134 or (808) 270-8039 or email 


 Estiblishment Criteria

  • There is established a commission on healing solutions for homelessness consisting of eleven members. 
  • One member from each of the nine council residency areas must be appointed by the council. These members must be fulltime residents of the respective residency areas. 
  • Two members must be appointed by the mayor. 
  • Members must be selected based on their knowledge, familiarity, or experience with: homelessness; local housing issues; affordable housing issues; vulnerable housing populations, including seniors, veterans, those who require mental health services, people with substance addiction, and the working impoverished; available housing stock; renter and homeowner housing issues; and housing development and financing for public and private sectors. E. The commission must include at least one member with demonstrated expertise in native Hawaiian traditional and customary practices, as defined in section 2.28.070 of this code; at least one member of the clergy or faith-based leader; at least one representative from the Maui Homeless Alliance; and at least one member who was formerly or is currently experiencing homelessness as defined by this chapter.

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