Notice of Annual
Hawaiian Homes Commission
Regular Meetings On Moloka’i
On Monday, May 20, 2013, at 9:30 a.m.
and Tuesday, May 21, at
11:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. (Time changed as of 5/14)
at Kūlana ‘Ōiwi Multi-Purpose Conference Room
(600 Maunaloa Highway, Kalamaula)
Annual Hawaiian Homes Commision
Moloka‘i Homestead Community Meeting
On Monday, May 20, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
at Lanikeha Community Center (Farrington Ave., Ho‘olehua)
COMMUNITY MEETING AGENDA
- 6:30 – 7:00 p.m. DHHL Update
- 7:00 – 7:30 p.m. Homestead Community Update
- 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Open House*
- 8:30 p.m. Adjournment
* During Open House, representatives from DHHL divisions will be available for one-on-one consultation and to answer any questions.
For further information or special accommodations for a sign language interpreter or accessible parking (must be made five days prior to the meeting date), please contact : Information and Community Relations Office on O‘ahu at 808-620-9590.Read More
NĀNĀKULI HOUSING CORPORATION DEDICATES
AFFORDABLE HOUSING MODEL FOR HAWAIIANS
Innovative design a realized dream of NHC Founder, the late Paige Kawelo Barber
- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
- April 24, 2013
- Download a PDF version of this release
- Download a PDF of the event program
NĀNĀKULI, HI — Governor Neil Abercrombie and Hawaiian Homes Commission Chair Jobie Masagatani joined the Nānākuli Housing Corporation (NHC) today to break ground on the first “Kawelo Cottage” built for Dustin & Sheena Barrett on their Hawaiian homestead in Nānākuli, O’ahu.
“We gather today to celebrate the fulfillment of the vision for native Hawaiians, as set forth by Aunty Paige Kawelo Barber,” said Gov. Neil Abercrombie, “Her vision will forever live on in this home that bears her name – the Kawelo Cottage.”
The Kawelo Cottage is the realized dream of NHC’s late founder, Paige Kawelo Barber, whose vision was to create affordable housing for native Hawaiians. Under her direction NHCs vision was and is that every Native Hawaiian family will have a home.
“Everyone here remains deeply committed to continue the work started by my mother Paige,” says Kapi’olani Barber, Executive Director at NHC. “I’m pleased to finally have this groundbreaking with our first Kawelo Cottage. These homes are uniquely designed for our community and everyone at NHC looks forward to assisting more families finance and build their new homes.”
The current Barrett home is nearly 50 years old and is scheduled for demolition. The aging home will be replaced by a 4-bedroom/3-bathroom Kawelo Cottage, which will be built with the help of numerous volunteers engaging in the self-help housing model.
“Congratulations to the Barrett ‘Ohana for taking on the kuleana of caring for this homestead lot that has been in your ‘ohana for generations,” said Jobie Masagatani, Chair of the Hawaiian Homes Commission and Director of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, “This project is a true testament to Prince Kūhiō’s vision of ‘āina ho’opulapula.”
“I am so fortunate that my grandmother Aileen passed her homestead lot down to me so that I will be able to raise my family here,” said Nānākuli homesteader Dustin Barrett, “This is such a blessing to have all these people to help us through this.”
The NHC helped the Barretts secure down-payment assistance from the Native American Housing and Self Determination Act (NAHASDA) and a mortgage from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The Kawelo Cottage is the result of a series of community meetings with families from NHC’s Self-Help Home Repair & Financial Literacy classes to source design elements for an affordable home for and by Native Hawaiians. These families wanted their homes to be as Green as possible with open living concepts and a bathroom in the garage. NHC secured funding from the Administration for Native Americans (ANA) to create this design.
The Kawelo Cottage was designed by Architect Karen Wang and this first cottage will be built by Jeff Cantrell of Kai Builders. The construction plans include the demolition of the existing home, grading of the lot, and a “turn key” home with plumbing, electrical, appliances and cabinetry in the kitchen and baths.
About Nānākuli Housing Corporation
NHC was established in 1989, to serve the community through innovative programs, which promote the advancement of Native Hawaiians by building their personal assets through home ownership. NHC programs include:
• Homeownership & Financial Literacy - training which promotes financial literacy, credit repair and homeownership among Native Hawaiians
• Base Yard Hawaii - a building materials reuse center which provides Hawai’i’s low- income families, non profit organizations, and the general public with recycled construction materials
• Self Help Home Repair or Replacement – instruction in home repair, maintenance and home replacement
• More Affordable Homes– through a grant from the Administration for Native Americans, NHC has one stop affordable home kits.
Since 1989, NHC has provided training to over 2,000 native Hawaiians and their families in financial literacy and self help home repair and maintenance and distributed nearly $500,000 of reusable construction materials to our native Hawaiian families. NHC training programs assist low to moderate-income families. NHC’s vision is that every Native Hawaiian family will have a home. Their mission is that every Native Hawaiian family, regardless of their income status, will build their personal assets through home ownership. www.baseyard.com
About the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands
Created by the U.S. Congress by the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act of 1920, assimilated by the State of Hawai‘i in 1959 as part of the Statehood Act, the Hawaiian Homes Commission exists to administer the Act and the 200,000 acres of land set aside for native Hawaiians. The Commission consists of nine commissioners, including the Chair, who also serves as the Director of the state agency known as the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands. dhhl.hawaii.gov
Nānākuli Housing Corporation
Department of Hawaiian Home Lands
Darrell T. Young, Deputy to the Director
VIDEO CLIPS – 1080P .MOV:
- Remarks of Paige Kawelo Barber, NHC
- Remarks of Jobie Masagatani, DHHL
- Remarks of Gov. Neil Abercrombie
- Remarks of Councilwoman Kimberly Marcos Pine
- Remarks of Barrett ‘ohana
- Pule and Untying the Maile with Gov., Barretts
O‘ahu beneficiaries joined Hawaiian Homes commissioners and DHHL staff today to kick off the first of three Open House workshops on the O‘ahu Island Plan at Waipahu High School.
The DHHL Planning Office is developing the O‘ahu Island Plan (OIP), and your mana‘o is crucial to the planning process. One of the first opportunities to participate is to attend any one of three Open House Workshops being held islandwide.
Please attend any of the O‘ahu Island Plan Open Houses at your convenience anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. There will be information displays related to the Oahu Island Plan as well as DHHL staff and consultants available throughout that time for you to ask questions and to provide comment. The Open House format is geared to provide for better one on one discussions, interaction, and time flexibility, so plan on staying anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours.
Mahalo, and we hope to see you there!
Open House Workshops
April 20, 2013
10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m Waipahu High School Cafeteria
April 27, 2013
10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Farrington High School Cafeteria
May 4, 2013
10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Kalaheo High School Cafeteria
*Locations subject to change with notice
For more information on the O‘ahu Island Plan 2013, please see:
Photos from today’s open house:
The Hawai’i state auditor has released “Audit of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands’ Homestead Services Division,” along with DHHL responses.Read More
DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS LAUNCHES
BENEFICIARY OUTREACH FOR OʻAHU ISLAND PLAN
Beneficiary Manaʻ o Crucial to DHHL Planning Process
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 16, 2013
KAPOLEI, OʻAHU — The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands invites beneficiaries to take part in planning the future of Hawaiian Home Lands on Oʻahu. The Department is developing the Oʻahu Island Plan to guide DHHL management and development of trust lands on the island over the next 20 years.
Beginning this month, the Department will host three Open House workshops to gather beneficiary input on the issues unique to Oʻahu and its current and future homesteaders. Workshops are open to applicants on the Oʻahu applicant lists, as well as lessees who currently reside on homestead lots on Oʻahu.
The Open House workshops will take place on:
- Saturday, April 20th from 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Waipahu High School Cafeteria
- Saturday, April 27th from 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Farrington High School Cafeteria
- Saturday, May 4th from 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Kalāheo High School Cafeteria
These workshops are part of an ongoing discussion about what needs to be in place on Oʻahu to help further DHHL’s mission of developing and delivering homesteads to native Hawaiian beneficiaries.
A survey was sent to DHHL beneficiaries on the Oʻahu residential and agricultural waitlists regarding the development of new homesteads on the island. Beneficiaries are reminded the survey deadline is Tuesday, April 30, 2013.
The Oʻahu Island Plan is being developed by DHHL’s Planning Office in consultation with PBR Hawaii and Associates. The Oʻahu Island Plan is the last of five island plans developed as part of DHHL’s planning system.
For more information, visit the O’ahu Island Plan page on dhhl.hawaii.gov.
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Darrell T. Young
Deputy to the Chair
Department of Hawaiian Home Lands