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February 4, 2023

Honolulu Habitat for Humanity to close ReStore location in March

(Honolulu, HI) – Habitat ReStore, which for 11 years has provided the community low-cost home goods and furniture, will close on March 18, Honolulu Habitat for Humanity announced today. 

The 10,000-square-foot nonprofit home improvement store and donation center in Kalihi first opened in 2012. Over the years, proceeds from ReStore helped fund the construction of two dozen homes on Oahu. 

Now, as Hawaii scrambles to meet the growing need for affordable housing, Honolulu Habitat says it’s time to focus 100% on building homes.  

“We have to be singularly focused on our construction and homeownership programs,” said TJ Joseph, chief executive officer of Honolulu Habitat, “In order to address the size and scope of the housing crisis, we must allocate our resources where they’ll make the most impact.” 

Honolulu Habitat’s administrative operations and housing programs will not be affected by ReStore’s closure, officials said. The organization will break ground on six new homes in 2023. 

ReStore will continue accepting household donations through February 10. Liquidation sales for remaining inventory will be announced later this month. ReStore will remain open to the public until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 18. It’s located at 922 Austin Lane, Honolulu, HI 96817. 

To learn more about Honolulu Habitat, donate or volunteer, visit 

About Honolulu Habitat for Humanity:  

Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Honolulu Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1988 as an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Learn more at

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