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.
Governor David Ige has appointed William J. Aila, Jr. as interim chairman of the Hawaiian Homes Commission/director of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, effective May 17, 2019.
Since 1965, over 4,104 students have participated in the program which provides students on-the-job skills in home construction and provides an affordable home to an applicant on the DHHL’s waiting list.
The blessing marked the launch of the Kealahou program, a reintegration home building pilot program that is a partnership between DHHL, the Department of Public Safety and the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College.
DHHL and Habitat for Humanity Leeward ‘Oahu have two more homes in Kanehili that are scheduled to begin construction in 2019.