LIHUE, Kauai—A few months in the past, Christmas 2020 loomed as rather bleak for D.J. Kaneakua and his son, Drayden, 7. They ended up homeless, dwelling in beach parks, parking heaps or areas on the avenue in Kaneakua’s Toyota 4Runner.
He experienced been laid off from his occupation as a routine maintenance employee in Kalaheo as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kaneakua, 36, parked anywhere he could — never for very prolonged — but stayed targeted on his part as a solitary father raising his son by yourself.
But then, a couple months in the past, he heard about a new intricate the Kauai County Housing Company has been building on land initially set apart as a park in honor of Spark Matsunaga, a Kauai native who, after numerous conditions in the U.S. Dwelling of Reps, served as a U.S. senator from 1971 to 1977. He died in 1990.