HSD – Homestead Services Division

The Homestead Services Division is involved in the direct servicing of homestead lessees and applicants for homestead leases. Its three branches are: (1) the District Operations Branch, which provides direct services to lessees and applicants on a statewide basis through its six district offices of East Hawaii, West Hawaii, Maui, Molokai, Oahu, and Kauai, and manages the homestead areas and projects on those islands; (2) the Homestead Applications Branch, which receives and processes applications for homesteads and maintains and updates waiting lists; and (3) the Loan Services Branch, which provides financial services for financing for new home construction, replacement homes, home repairs, farming, and ranching; provides access to other loan sources through its loan guaranty program; and undertakes collection activities to obtain payments.

Homestead Applications Branch 808-620-9220, helps beneficiaries apply for homestead leases. Provides application and Kumu ‘Ohana (genealogy) verification forms and maintains the waiting lists for homestead awards.

Loan Services Branch 808-620-9240, helps beneficiaries finance home construction. Offers loans for home repairs, farming and ranching and arranges repayment schedules. Seeks assistance from the private and public sectors for loan financing.

District Operations Branch helps lessees and homestead applicants with a wide range of services. Six district offices also maintain homestead areas and facilities.

District Offices:

East Hawai‘i District Office
Louis Hao, Supervisor
160 Baker Avenue
Hilo, HI 96720
808-974-4255 Fax

West Hawai‘i District Office
James DuPont, Supervisor
PO Box 125
Kamuela, HI 96743
808-887-6056 Fax

Maui District Office
655 Kaumuali‘i Street, Suite 1
Wailuku, HI 96793
808-760-5122 Fax

Moloka‘i District Office
PO Box 2009
Kaunakakai, HI 96748
808-560-6665 Fax

O‘ahu District Office
Juan Garcia, Supervisor
PO Box 1879
Honolulu, HI 96805
808-620-9269 Fax

Kaua‘i District Office
Erna Kamibayashi, Supervisor
3060 Eiwa Street, Room 203
Lihu‘e, HI 96766-1886
808-274-3133 Fax