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Every year, the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands prepares and submits legislative proposals for inclusion in the Governor’s Administrative Package for the next session of the Hawaii State Legislature.  For the 2017 package, the department is soliciting recommendations from beneficiaries and the general public for consideration in our legislative package. The deadline for proposals is August 10, 2016. Proposal ...
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WAIMĀNALO – Kīnohi and Rusty Santos were joined by their extended ʻohana yesterday to break ground for construction on their new home in the Hawaiian homestead community of Kumuhau in Waimānalo, Oʻahu. “I’ve never forgot to thank my grandmother Lilian Kelly who gave me this gift, and we honor her too with this home,” said ...
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  Mahalo to everyone who came out yesterday to honor our beloved Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole Piʻikoi. From the lei draping in Waikīkī, Oʻahu, to the commemoration services at the Maunaʻala Royal Mausoleum in Nuʻuanu, it is evident Prince Kūhiō’s legacy lives on not only in the holiday bearing his name but in the many organizations ...
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WAIMĀNALO, O‘AHU – The Hawaiian homestead community of Waimanalo celebrated the blessing of their new Community Technology, Education and Employment Center (CTEEC) earlier this week. The $7.2 million facility will be a gateway for community learning, employment training, and e-commerce business development; and will also provide Internet access, distance learning and technology training. CTEEC also creates ...
Read More Waimānalo Gets New High-Tech Center

Federal funds supporting affordable housing for Native Hawaiians should continue to flow, according to a vote today by the U.S. House of Representatives on a bill reauthorizing the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act or NAHASDA. With a vote of 297 yeas and 98 nays, the House passed H.R. 360, the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of ...
Read More NAHASDA One Step Closer to Reauthorization