Media Releases

The Hawaiʻi State Senate voted to confirm Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Chairperson William J. Ailā, Jr. and Deputy to the Chairperson Tyler Iokepa Gomes at a confirmation hearing on Monday, Feb. 10.

The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands issued the following statement on Feb. 7, 2020, regarding abandoned vehicles on homestead lots in Makuʻu.

Approximately 27 volunteers helped complete the Kula project, totaling over 1,100 donated hours, which included efforts from the homeowner, the homeowner’s family and friends, and volunteers from across Maui.

The Hawaiian Homes Commission approved the purchase of approximately an acre of real estate in Mōʻiliʻili from Kamehameha Schools on Tuesday, Jan. 28.

The Sovereign Council of Hawaiian Homestead Associations, formerly known as the Sovereign Councils of the Hawaiian Homelands Assembly, has recently asserted several false claims about the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands’ lease cancellation process. The Department wishes to clarify several of the assumptions.