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BUILD details

We’re excited to work with you in saving for your future! We need a few additional pieces of information to verify your eligibility. Detailed requirements are listed below. Please call or email if you need assistance. Thank you for your interest.

BUILD requirements

Match Details

  • BUILD will match your monthly savings for up to one year or up to $1,000, whichever comes first

  • You may deposit more than the $1,000 within the year, but BUILD will only match up to $1,000

  • You must save for a minimum of six (6) months

  • You must be a full time resident on OAHU island

  • Match saving funds from BUILD will not be available until the end of the one-year program or until the $1,000 match has been met.

  • After the year is completed, you may close the account or retain an account at Bank of Hawaii

Next Steps :

Opening a Bank Account

Once your application is reviewed and you qualify for the BUILD Program, a bank account will need to be opened at either the Ala Moana or Kahala Bank of Hawaii locations. Since this is a special account (with no fees), the applicant needs to open the account with the BUILD Program Manager.

Check In / Financial Education

Once your account is established, there will be a check in every 4 to 6 weeks either in person, by phone or via video conference to:

1. See how you are doing with your savings goals.

2. Discuss challenges we might be able to assist with such as housing, SNAP benefits, job placement, etc.

BUILD Program is funded in part by the Aloha United Way ALICE initiative.


808-923-1802 ext 107



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