The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands offered 16 vacant lots to its Lānaʻi waitlist beneficiaries on Saturday, July 27.
Department of Hawaiian Home Lands
The home was built through a partnership between the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands and Honolulu Habitat for Humanity and was funded through a zero-interest loan made possible by the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act, administered by DHHL.
The 37 turn-key homes will be built in partnership with Gentry Kapolei Development, LLC and are the same models and quality as area fee simple homes built by the developers. The turn-key lots will be presented at a lot selection meeting for pre-qualified beneficiaries in September.
Vehicle access to Kapuāiwa is restricted with fencing and “No Trespassing” signs are up in the area, but the public’s safety and concern for the `aina remain an issue. Falling fronds, coconuts, and trees, along with ground instability, are concerns within the grove.
Members of the “Kanaka Rangers” and the "Beneficiary Trust Council" who constructed the dwelling were given multiple verbal and written notices to the vacate the property over the past year.