FAQ – Questions and Answers

Here is a list of some of the more frequently asked questions which come in to our department. Click on the questions of interest to see our responses. We will add questions and responses to this list on an ongoing basis. Please refer to this FAQ before calling or contacting the department, as your question may have already been answered.

Other Frequently Asked Questions:

WHAT NUMBER AM I ON THE WAIT LIST?

All information on the Hawaiian Home Lands application process, including our wait lists, is published on our website under the Applications section.

The Wait Lists can be accessed directly at:

Wait Lists are updated twice annually, around January 1 and June 30.

CAN I SWITCH MY APPLICATION TO ANOTHER ISLAND?

Yes, you may transfer your application from one list or island to another. You will need to fill in and submit the Transfer of Hawaiian Home Lands Application form with the Homestead Services Division of DHHL.

It is important to note that according to Hawaii Administrative Rules Section 10-3-6(b), when making this change, your application will go to the bottom of the wait list for the new location.