The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) continues to research better ways to manage Hawaiian Home Lands. One of the tools we use is the DHHL Beneficiary Study, which we conduct approximately every five years.

The first step in the study is to gather some information from everyone who is a Beneficiary. DHHL is printing and mailing 37,000 surveys which will be mailed to all Beneficiaries during the month of August 2014. When you receive your survey please fill it out and mail it via the enclosed pre-paid envelope.

The data generated is used to develop homestead programs and services and also enable DHHL to secure funding for native Hawaiians.

The originally requested response date was August 22, 2014, but due to delays the deadline has been extended to September 19,2014.

For further information, please see the linked PDFs below containing the results of our 2008 Applicant and Lessee Surveys:

This ad will be in the September edition of Ka Wai Ola, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs newspaper, to provide additional notice:


ATTENTION DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS
BENEFICIARIES – APPLICANTS AND LESSEES

A DHHL SURVEY WAS MAILED TO YOU IN THE MIDDLE OF AUGUST. DHHL has retained SMS Research of Honolulu to administer this confidential survey.

RESULTS OF THIS SURVEY WILL BE USED TO IMPROVE DHHL PLANNING AND AS THE BASIS FOR REQUESTS FOR FEDERAL PROGRAMS.

PLEASE COMPLETE THE SURVEY AND RETURN IN THE PREPAID REPLY ENVELOPE TO SMS RESEARCH BY SEPTEMBER 19, 2014.

Mahalo for taking the time to complete the survey – your opinions and comments are very important.

If you have any questions, you may contact:

DHHL:
Bob Freitas
(808) 620-9484
Bob.C.Freitas.Jr@hawaii.gov

SMS Research:
Michael Young
(808) 440-0721