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Masagatani Remains DHHL Director; Aila New DeputyPosted on December 26, 2014
GOVERNOR IGE APPOINTS DCCA, DOA, DHHL LEADERSHIP Posted on Dec 26, 2014 governor.hawaii.gov HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige today announced the appointment of five members of his Cabinet. “All of these appointees display a leadership style that will move Hawaii forward for the benefit of the public interest,” said Gov. Ige. “There is hard work […]
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A Homestead for the Holidays in WaimānaloPosted on December 18, 2014
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, December 18, 2014 SIX HAWAIIAN HOMESTEAD FAMILIES RECEIVED KEYS TO NEW HOMES IN WAIMĀNALO Hawaiian Homes and Habitat for Humanity Partner on Kumuhau Self-Help Project Click to download a PDF version of this release WAIMĀNALO, O‘AHU – Christmas came early for six Native Hawaiian families, who received the keys to […]
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HHC Welcomes New Kauaʻi Commissioner Pua ChinPosted on December 15, 2014
KAPOLEI, OʻAHU – The Hawaiian Homes Commission welcomed its newest member, Kathleen Puamaeʻole Chin, this morning, prior to the start of its December meeting in Kapolei. Chin was appointed to fill the vacant Kauaʻi Commission seat on November 10, 2014, by former Gov. Neil Abercrombie. Chin presently serves as Kauaʻi Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) Executive […]
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Schatz Named to Senate AppropriationsPosted on December 12, 2014
SCHATZ NAMED TO KEY POST ON SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE Will Serve on a Total of Five Committees in the Senate Friday, December 12, 2014 Download a PDF version of this press release Washington, D.C. – United States Senate Democratic leadership announced the selection of U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai`i) to serve on the key Senate […]
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HHC Meetings in Nānākuli-WaiʻanaePosted on December 8, 2014
Notice of Annual Hawaiian Homes Commission Regular Meetings in Nānākuli-Waiʻanae, Oʻahu on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. and Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Hale Ponoʻī, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands 91-5420 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, Oʻahu 96707 Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings […]
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NAHASDA Reauthorized by U.S. House of RepresentativesPosted on December 2, 2014
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Teal Takayama (808) 741-8325 December 2, 2014   Download a PDF version of this press release HANABUSA SEES PASSAGE OF CRITICAL FUNDING PROGRAM FOR NATIVE HAWAIIAN HOUSING Washington, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives today passed H.R. 4329, the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act of 2014 (NAHASDA), […]
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Kapolei Mall Project Moves ForwardPosted on December 1, 2014
DeBartolo Development Signs Lease for Ka Makana Aliʻi Site 65-year lease will generate more than $200 million in rent revenue to benefit Native Hawaiian interests statewide FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 1, 2014 Download a PDF version of this release HONOLULU (December 1, 2014) – DeBartolo Development announced today that it has formally begun its lease […]
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HUD Native Hawaiian Housing Needs StudyPosted on November 24, 2014
UPDATE:  Mahalo nui to each of you who has returned your release forms.  As of November 20, 787 DHHL applicants have agreed to participate in this important study and 337 household interviews have already been completed.  If you have submitted your release form to us, you should be contacted by Urban Institute or NORC very […]
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2014 Public Notice To SuccessorsPosted on November 20, 2014
PUBLIC NOTICE TO SUCCESSORS DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS HOMESTEAD SERVICES DIVISION APPLICATIONS BRANCH NOTICE TO POSSIBLE SUCCESSORS OF THE FOLLOWING DECEASED APPLICANTS, WHO DIED ON OR AFTER OCTOBER 26, 1998, AND FAILED TO DESIGNATE A SUCCESSOR TO THEIR HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS APPLICATION RIGHTS UNDER HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT, 1920, AS AMENDED. For the complete […]
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Procurement: IFB-15-HHL-015Posted on November 19, 2014
NOTICE TO BIDDERS INVITATION FOR BID Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Land Development Division IFB NO.: IFB-15-HHL-015 See the complete IFB-15-HHL-015 specification and download the IFB package Waimanalo Drainage Channel Cleaning, Waimanalo, Oahu Posted Nov. 19, 2015 Expires Dec. 19, 2015 SEALED BIDS for IFB No.: IFB-15-HHL-015, Task Order 13 Waimanalo Drainage Channel Cleaning, Waimanalo, […]
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Keaukaha Homestead Celebrates 90 YearsPosted on November 18, 2014
KEAUKAHA, HAWAI’I – Hawaiian homes would not exist if not for the determination of the first Keaukaha homesteaders who moved here in the early 1920s, and last night Keaukaha ‘ohana gathered outside Kawanankoa Hall to celebrate the homestead’s 90th anniversary. Keaukaha homesteaders were joined by Hawaiian Homes Commissioners, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands staff, dignitaries […]
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HHC Meetings In Keaukaha NextPosted on November 10, 2014
Notice of Annual Hawaiian Homes Commission Regular Meetings in East Hawaiii on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. and Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the DHHL East Hawai’i District Office 160 Baker Avenue, Keaukaha, Hilo 96720 Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC […]
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Star-Advertiser Questions On Housing CreditsPosted on October 22, 2014
FOR THE RECORD: The Affordable Housing Credits or Workforce Housing Credits programs are creations of the various counties. It was the State Legislature that mandated the counties give DHHL an affordable housing credit for each unit that was developed on Hawaiian Home Lands. The following are the questions received from the Star Advertiser regarding the […]
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Dudoits Breaks Ground on Kalama’ula HomePosted on October 20, 2014
KALAMA’ULA, MOLOKA’I – Robin and Lisa Dudoit celebrated the beginning of construction on their new home earlier last week in Kalamaʻula, Molokaʻi. The Dudoit hale will be the first of its kind on Molokaʻi to utilize federal funds under the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act or NAHASDA in a partnership with Habitat for Humanity […]
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HHC Kaua’i Meetings Postponed Due To Tropical StormPosted on October 14, 2014
Postponed due to Tropical Storm Ana Due to potentially severe weather conditions relating to Hurricane Ana, the Hawaiian Homes Commission is postponing its regular monthly meeting scheduled on October 20-21, to the following week, October 27-28th.  Meetings will be held at the Aloha Beach Hotel, 3-5920 Kūhiō Highway, Kapa‘a, HI  96746 for both dates as […]
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Habitat Kauaʻi Helps Homesteader Rebuild from AshesPosted on October 11, 2014
ANAHOLA, KAUAʻI – After their home burnt to the ground in a fire three years ago, Debbie and Elvis Fitzgerald-Troche have rebuilt their lives and are returning to the Anahola Hawaiian homestead lot Debbieʻs family has called home since the 1970s. “Its such an emotional thing when you lose your home and everything in it,” […]
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Persistence Pays Off for Maui Homestead LeaderPosted on October 6, 2014
WAIOHULI, MAUI – For the past two years, Maui’s Emma Yap has organized Waiohuli Undivided Interest lessees to take a more proactive role advocating for undivided interest lessees at the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands and in front of the Hawaiian Homes Commission. “We go to all the meetings. We always make sure that somebody […]
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Puʻukapu Pastoral Lessees Getting Road ImprovementsPosted on October 3, 2014
PUʻUKAPU, HAWAIʻI – Steep drop-offs and adjacent rock outcroppings along the cinder road running through the Puʻukapu Pastoral Lots Subdivision in Waimea, Hawaiʻi, were just some of the safety hazards noted in a recent assessment by Department of Hawaiian Home Lands’ traffic engineers. DHHL has since completed roadway improvements at three of the more severe […]
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Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Former State Rep. Merwyn JonesPosted on September 25, 2014
NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Former State Rep. Merwyn Jones Former Deputy of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 24, 2014 HONOLULU – As a mark of respect for the late former state Rep. Merwyn Jones, Gov. Neil Abercrombie has ordered that the flags of […]
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Water System Construction To Impact Residents of Lower Kula Road, Ka DrivePosted on September 22, 2014
NEWS ADVISORY Lower Kula Water System Construction To Impact Residents of Lower Kula Road, Ka Drive Motorists advised to drive cautiously FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 22, 2014 Download a PDF version of this advisory KULA, HAWAI’I — The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is alerting residents and motorists to construction activity in the Lower Kula […]
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HHC Meeting Sept. 22-23 In Paukūkalo, MauiPosted on September 15, 2014
Notice of Annual Hawaiian Homes Commission Regular Meeting in Paukūkalo, Maui on Monday, September 22, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. and Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. at the Paukūkalo Community Center 657 Kaumuali‘i Street, Wailuku, Maui 96793 Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page […]
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DHHL Launches Packaged Homes Pilot ProgramPosted on September 13, 2014
DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR JOBIE M.K. MASAGATANI DIRECTOR NEWS RELEASE Sep. 13, 2014 Hawaiian Homes Pilot Program To Help Finance Packaged Home Construction on Vacant Lots Over 100 Keaukaha and Kalamaʻula homesteaders to be offered first Click to download a PDF version of this release KEAUKAHA, HAWAI‘I – A new pilot program […]
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RECALL: Ag Peer-To-Peer Informational MeetingsPosted on September 10, 2014
E KALA MAI! In my haste to make information immediately available to our beneficiaries, earlier today I prematurely posted information about DHHL Ag Peer-To-Peer Informational Meetings. My information was incorrect and I needed to pull that post from the DHHL website. But the site had already emailed that information to our 925 subscribers. Please disregard […]
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Notice of Public Hearings for RulemakingPosted on September 10, 2014
The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) will hold statewide public hearings for Hawaii Administrative Rule (HAR) amendments.  The proposed amendments to Title 10, Hawaii Administrative Rules, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, include the adoption of a new section, “10-4-3, General lease; extension of term.”  This new section proposes to implement Section 228 of the Hawaiian Homes […]
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Argosy University & Wai’ehu Kou Phase III Association Offer Three $10,000 ScholarshipsPosted on September 8, 2014
Aloha Homesteaders, Argosy University of Hawai’i in partnership with Wai’ehu Kou Phase III Association on Maui has available three $10,000 scholarships for award to Hawaiian Home Lands homesteaders or their dependents. This scholarship opportunity originated with a partnership between Argosy University and Wai’ehu Kou Phase 3 Association in Maui. The Association has graciously opened up […]
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Growing Native in KailapaPosted on September 6, 2014
  KAILAPA, HAWAIʻI – ʻAʻaliʻi, wiliwili and pili grass will soon replace invasive grasses in the landscaping of Kailapa Hawaiian homestead in Kawaihae, Hawaiʻi. Over a dozen volunteers braved the blazing Kona sun today, ʻoʻo in hand, for the first of four Kailapa Community Workdays happening this month. “We put in a little over 200 plants […]
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Procurement: IFB-15-HHL-012Posted on September 4, 2014
NOTICE TO BIDDERS INVITATION FOR BID Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Land Development Division IFB NO.: IFB-15-HHL-012 See the IFB-15-HHL-012 page Construction of the Wailua Well No. 1, Wailua, County of Kauai, State of Hawaii Posted Sept. 4, 2014 Closes Oct. 9, 2014 SEALED BIDS for IFB No.: IFB-15-HHL-012, Construction of the Wailua Well No. 1, Wailua, […]
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Procurement: PS-15-LDD-001Posted on September 3, 2014
Professional Services PS-15-LDD-001 Construction Management Services for the Lalamilo Development, Waimea, South Kohala, Island of Hawai Published Sept. 3, 2014 Closes Sept. 24, 2014 In accordance with §103D-304, HRS, the State of Hawaii, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) is seeking qualified engineering firms to provide Construction Management Services for the Lalamilo Development, Waimea, South […]
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Star-Advertiser Q&A: Revocable PermitsPosted on August 31, 2014
I just left a voicemail message on your cell phone. My editors are looking for stories to use over the holiday weekend, and I thought I could do a quick update today on the planned revisions to the revocable permit program. I would focus on the recommendations made by the governor’s task force. Could you […]
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Kēōkea Homesteaders Celebrate New MarketplacePosted on August 30, 2014
KĒŌKEA, MAUI – A new tradition is cropping up in Kēōkea, Mauiʻs only agriculture Hawaiian homestead. “To me, this is a big celebration and a long time coming. A long time coming,” said Guy Kiaha Jr., President of the Keokea Homestead Farm Lots Association. More than five dozen local vendors including farmers from Kahikinui, Kēōkea, […]
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Final HHC Water Policy Plan PublishedPosted on August 18, 2014
The final DHHL Water Policy Plan 2014 as approved by the Hawaiian Homes Commission: Hawaiian Homes Commission Water Policy Plan Submittal – July 21, 2014 Hawaiian Homes Commission Water Policy Plan Final – July 22, 2014
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Chaminade Offers Hawaiian Home Lands ScholarshipsPosted on August 11, 2014
Four-Year Scholarships: Native Hawaiian Available for 2014-2015 Enrollment Chaminade is a Native Hawaiian Serving Institution. As a Native Hawaiian serving institution, we are proud to offer scholarships to students of Native Hawaiian ancestry. Residents of Hawaiian Home Lands and students attending Hawaiian language immersion schools may be eligible for the scholarships listed below. Hawaiian Home […]
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2014 DHHL Beneficiary Study UnderwayPosted on August 11, 2014
Please see the 2014 DHHL Beneficiary Study page The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) continues to research better ways to manage Hawaiian Home Lands. One of the tools we use is the DHHL Beneficiary Study, which we conduct approximately every five years. The first step in the study is to gather some information from […]
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Kaua’i, O’ahu State Offices Closed FridayPosted on August 7, 2014
STATE OF HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT 235 S. BERETANIA STREET HONOLULU, HAWAII 96813-2437 BARBARA A. KRIEG, DIRECTOR LEILA A. KAGAWA, DEPUTY DIRECTOR August 7, 2014 TO: All State Department Heads FROM: Barbara A. Krieg, Director SUBJECT: Administrative Leave Due to Anticipated Severe Weather Conditions on Friday, August 8, 2014 (Hurricane Iselle) for the […]
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DHHL Urges Disaster PreparednessPosted on August 6, 2014
O’AHU, KAUA’I  STATE OFFICES ALSO CLOSED, FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 2014 If Disaster Strikes If you are instructed to take shelter immediately, do so at once. If you are instructed to evacuate: Listen to the radio or television for the location of emergency shelters and for other instructions from local emergency officials. Wear protective clothing and […]
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HHC August Meeting On Lāna’iPosted on August 6, 2014
Notice of Annual Hawaiian Homes Commission Regular Meeting on Lāna’i on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Hale Kūpuna O Lāna’i 1144 ‘Ilima Avenue, Lāna’i City, Lāna’i 96763 and Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at Lāna’i Community Center Eighth Street & Lāna’i Avenue, Lāna’i City, Lāna’i 96763 Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting […]
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Court Grants DHHL Motion for Summary Judgement and Writ Against Kalaeloa RacewayPosted on August 5, 2014
DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR JOBIE M.K. MASAGATANI DIRECTOR FOR THE RECORD Aug. 5, 2014 Court Grants DHHL Motion for Summary Judgement and Writ Against Kalaeloa Raceway Background information: “For The Record – Kalaeloa Raceway Park,” July 2014 Kapolei, Hawai’i — Today, The District Court of the First Circuit, Waianae Division, granted […]
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Hawaiian Homes Breaks Ground on Ka‘uluokaha‘i SubdivisionPosted on July 30, 2014
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 30, 2014 Download a PDF version of this news release Dowlonad a PDF of the event program HAWAIIAN HOMES BREAKS GROUND FOR NEW HOMESTEAD SUBDIVISION OF KA‘ULUOKAHA‘I IN KAPOLEI, O‘AHU New Kapolei Subdivision Future Home to 160 Hawaiian ‘Ohana KAPOLEI, O‘AHU — Gov. Neil Abercrombie, U.S Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa, […]
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Papakōlea Community Meeting PresentationPosted on July 21, 2014
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Draft 2014 Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant Annual Performance ReportPosted on July 15, 2014
Aloha,The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is requesting public comment regarding its draft 2014 Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant Annual Performance Report.  Comments will be received through August 14, 2014 and should be addressed to Niniau Simmons, NAHASDA Manager, at niniau.simmons@hawaii.gov. Download the PDF Draft 2014 NHHBG APR.pdf Me ka mahalo nui,Niniau K. SimmonsNative American Housing […]
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July HHC Meetings, Papakōlea Community MeetingPosted on July 14, 2014
Notice of Annual Hawaiian Homes Commission Regular Meeting in Kapolei, O’ahu on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. and Tuesday, July 22, 2014 time T.B.A. at Hale Pono’ī, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands 91-5420 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, O’ahu 96707 Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC […]
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Procurement: IFB-15-HHL-002Posted on July 10, 2014
NOTICE TO BIDDERS INVITATION FOR BID Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Land Development Division IFB NO.: IFB-15-HHL-002 IFB-15-HHL-002 Leialii Irrigation Water System Operation and Maintenance Posted July 10, 2014 Expires Aug. 14, 2014 SEALED BIDS for IFB No.: IFB-15-HHL-002, Operation and Maintenance of the Leialii Irrigation Water System, County of Maui, State of Hawaii, will […]
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Final O’ahu Island Plan PublishedPosted on July 10, 2014
DHHL Final O‘ahu Island Plan – July 2104 Based on mana’o received during the additional beneficiary community outreach meetings held in February 2014, the Planning Office has reissued the Final O’ahu Island Plan, and the document (2 volumes – O’ahu Island Plan, and Appendices) is now available for download. The Planning Office is requesting adoption […]
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HUD Native Hawaiian Housing Needs StudyPosted on July 10, 2014
Applicants, check your mail! Download the HUD Assessment brochure PDF Download the HUD Assessment Q&A PDF Recruitment – Field Interviewer Position for HUD Hawaiian Housing Assessment May 2014 The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is preparing to launch an important study on Native Hawaiian housing needs entitled “Assessment of Native Hawaiian […]
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Big Island Video News: Bill to provide geothermal royalties to DHHL signedPosted on July 7, 2014
 Big Island Video News:  Bill to provide geothermal royalties to DHHL signed  
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For The Record: Kalaeloa Raceway ParkPosted on July 6, 2014
On June 16, 2014, the HHC took action on the commercial land dispositions that were not in compliance with their use agreements with DHHL. These Revocable Permit agreements terminated on June 30, 2013. In one item of business, the Commission addressed SORT LLC’s petition for a contested case hearing. The Commission voted 9-0 to deny […]
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DHHL Water Policy Plan Final Draft PublishedPosted on June 27, 2014
The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Planning Office has published the Final Draft of its DHHL Water Policy Plan 2014. The policy will be considered for final adoption at the next Hawaiian Homes Commission meeting on July 21, 2014, in Kapolei. DHHL Water Policy Plan 2014 Information Page DHHL Water Policy Plan Presentation to the […]
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KS Ka Pua at Ma’ili Center Accepting ApplicationsPosted on June 27, 2014
HELP YOUR CHILD GET TO THE TOP! CALL AND APPLY TODAY FOR YOUR 0–5 YEAR OLD! HOW WE CAN HELP Download a PDF of this flier Ka Pua at Ma’ili Information The brand new Ka Pua Community Learning Center at Mā‘ili will be opening its Early Learning Complex this August! That means 185 new classroom […]
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HHC Special Meeting June 25 In KamuelaPosted on June 19, 2014
STATE OF HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION SPECIAL MEETINGS/WORKSHOP Wednesday, June 25, 2014 10:30 a.m. Site Visit at 61-3277 Maluaokalani Street, Kaei Hana II Industrial Subdivision, Kawaihae, Hawaii, and 12 noon at Kuhio Hale, 64-756 Mamalahoa Hwy., Kamuela, Hawaii HHC Special Meeting – Kamuela, HI 10:30 a.m. Site Visit 61-3277 Maluaokalani Street, […]
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DOI/DOJ Meeting with Hawaiian LeadersPosted on June 18, 2014
Date: June 18, 2014 Contact: Jessica Kershaw, Interior_Press@ios.doi.gov Interior Considers Procedures to Reestablish a Government-to-Government Relationship with the Native Hawaiian Community WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to requests from the Native Hawaiian community, Hawaii’s congressional delegation and state leaders, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced today a first step to consider reestablishing a government-to-government […]
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Hawaiian Homes Updates Kapolei CommunityPosted on June 16, 2014
KAPOLEI – Kapolei Hawaiian homes beneficiaries were out in full force tonight at the Kapolei High School Cafeteria for the annual community meeting with Hawaiian Homes Commissioners and Department of Hawaiian Home Lands staff. For those who missed the meeting, click the link below to download a PDF copy of the presentation given by DHHL staff on […]
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DHHL Accepting 2015 Legislative ProposalsPosted on June 16, 2014
DHHL Accepting 2015 Legislative Proposals Download the 2015 Legislative Proposals Form PDF Download the Form Instructions PDF See our past Legislative Packages for examples Guidelines and instructions: Please respond to each question and provide as much information as possible in each section. Add additional sheets if necessary. If you already have a bill drafted, please […]
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HHC June Meetings In KapoleiPosted on June 9, 2014
Notice of Annual Hawaiian Homes Commission Regular Meeting in Kapolei, O’ahu on Monday, June 16, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. and Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Hale Pono’ī, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands 91-5420 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, O’ahu 96707 Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the […]
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Professional Services & Consultants Fiscal Year 2015Posted on June 3, 2014
Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Fiscal Office June 2, 2014 From: James Pao, Fiscal Management Officer Fiscal Office Subject: Professional Services & Consultants Fiscal Year 2015 Internet Advertisement Public Notice Advertisement for Professional Services and Consultants for FY2015, PDF published June 2, 2014 Attached is a copy of the department’s advertisement for Professional Services and […]
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Puukapu Hybrid Water System UpdatePosted on June 3, 2014
On May 20, 2014, the Hawaiian Homes Commission approved the Puukapu Hybrid Water System Equipment and Installation Fees, and Interim Water Rates for One Year. 1) DHHL will schedule a Community Information Meeting in June 2014 to complete the Internal Elevation Agreement and Lease Addendum with lessees, and to update the community on the Puukapu […]
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Gov. Releases $1.15 Million For Kapolei Community And Cultural CenterPosted on May 30, 2014
NEWS RELEASE NEIL ABERCROMBIE Governor FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 29, 2014 HONOLULU – Gov. Neil Abercrombie today announced the release of $1.15 million in capital improvement grant funds for the Kapolei Community Development Corporation (KCDC). Identified by the state Legislature, these funds will finance the construction of Phase I of KCDC’s Heritage Center, which will serve […]
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Keaukaha Welcomes Azevedo ʻOhanaPosted on May 16, 2014
AZEVEDO ʻOHANA DEDICATE THEIR NEW KEAUKAHA HOMESTEAD HOME BUILT BY HAWAIʻI COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS DHHL-HawCC partnership results in 47th home for Hawaiian home lands beneficiaries HILO, Hawaiʻi – A home built by students in the Hawai‘i Community College (HawCC) Model Home Program was dedicated yesterday in the Hawaiian homestead community of Keaukaha. Hawaiian Home Lands beneficiary […]
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HHC Kamuela Community Meeting May 19Posted on May 14, 2014
Notice of Annual Hawaiian Homes Commission Regular Meeting In Kamuela, Hawai‘i Island On Monday, May 19, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. and Reconvening Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.* At Kūhiō Hale, DHHL West Hawai‘i District Office 64-756 Māmalahoa Highway (Mile Marker 55), Kamuela *Check the DHHL website at dhhl.hawaii.gov for any update to the […]
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Q&A On Ag Subdivisions – Hawai‘i Tribune-HeraldPosted on May 11, 2014
Preface: As the complexities of the Procedure for Processing Agricultural and Pastoral Subdivisions can be confusing, we have provided an overview of the process that resulted in this new program. We believe that this program will help better serve our native Hawaiian agricultural and pastoral lessees. On January 15, 2013 The Hawaiian Homes Commission (HHC) […]
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Statement Regarding Mr. Carroll CoxPosted on May 7, 2014
Statement from the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Regarding Mr. Carroll Cox We are shocked by the horrific attack on Mr. Carroll Cox. These actions are not condoned by the Department or the beneficiaries we represent. We wish Mr. Cox a speedy recovery.
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Professional Services: PS-14-LMD-001Posted on May 6, 2014
Professional Services PS-14-LMD-001 Qualified Biologists, Zoologists, Botanists, Hydrologists and/or Environmental Engineers for comprehensive Wetlands Management Plan for the Ohiapilo Pond Bird Sanctuary, Kalamaula, Molokai. Posted May 6, 2014 Expires May 20, 2014
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Water Policy Plan Comments Close May 16Posted on May 6, 2014
DHHL Draft Water Policy Plan Beneficiary Consultation The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands developed a draft Water Policy Plan and is seeking your mana‘o and feedback. The draft document is available for review and comment at dhhl.hawaii.gov/po/water. Submit your comments by May 16 via instructions on the Water Policy Plan page linked above.
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Star-Advertiser Q&A – Waimea LotPosted on May 5, 2014
First set of questions from Rob Perez received by DHHL Apr. 28, 2014 at 4:20 p.m.: Hi Puni, I’m planning to do a story on the proposed subdivision of the homestead lot in Waimea on Hawaii island that is leased by Flora Solomon. I wrote about that lot last year, noting that county records show […]
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Ford Institute Leadership Class Maui 2014Posted on April 29, 2014
2014 Maui Leadership Program Graduates 21 The 2014 Maui Leadership Development Program is based on curriculum from the Ford Institute for Leadership Program or FILP. It is a 64-hour course conducted 2 days per month for 4 months. Class Sessions are conducted by FILP certified trainers Gigi Cairel and June Otow from Hi’ilei Aloha. In […]
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Kalama‘ula 90th CelebrationPosted on April 21, 2014
Here is a gallery of photos by Blaine Fergerstrom from the event. You may also view this gallery as a slide show on Flickr via this link.
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HHC West Hawai’i Nominee David KaapuPosted on April 16, 2014
STATE OF HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS P. O. BOX 1879 HONOLULU, HAWAII  96805 TESTIMONY IN SUPPORT JOBIE M. K. MASAGATANI, CHAIRMAN HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION BEFORE THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS ON GM 700 for consideration and confirmation to the Hawaiian Homes Commission, Gubernatorial Nominee, DAVID KAAPU, for a term to expire 6-30-2017. […]
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HHC April Meetings, Kalama’ula 90thPosted on April 15, 2014
Notice of Annual Hawaiian Homes Commission Regular Meetings On Monday, April 21, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. and Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. at Kūlana ‘Ōiwi Multi-Purpose Conference Room 600 Maunaloa Highway, Kalama‘ula, Moloka‘i 90th Anniversary Celebration of Kalama‘ula Hawaiian Homestead on Monday, April 21, 2014 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Kalaniana‘ole Hale […]
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For The Record: Revocable PermitsPosted on April 11, 2014
FOR THE RECORD Over the past year the department has been engaged in an effort to bring a number of former revocable permit (RP) holders into compliance with the terms and conditions of their RPs. So far, the department has been successful in getting 82% of previously noncompliant former RP holders back into compliance, with […]
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Proposed Lanikeha Center Management MeetingPosted on April 8, 2014
Download a PDF of the presentation I. DHHL Land Use Process II. What is the current status of Lanikeha Community Center? III. What does the Molokai Homestead Farmers Alliance propose? IV. What are the future plans for Lanikeha Community Center? V. Any questions or comments? VI. What’s next?
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Aloha Bill Richardson, our new Hawaiian Homes CommissionerPosted on April 4, 2014
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Water Policy Plan Workshops Begin TonightPosted on March 31, 2014
DHHL Draft Water Policy Plan Beneficiary Consultation The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands developed a draft Water Policy Plan and is seeking your mana‘o and feedback. The draft document is available for review and comment at dhhl.hawaii.gov/po/water. We are conducting a series of statewide Beneficiary Consultation Meetings on the draft plan on the following dates and […]
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Keaukaha Elementary Honors Prince KūhiōPosted on March 25, 2014
KEAUKAHA, HAWAIʻI – Today students at Keaukaha Elementary School began a new tradition in their homestead community by hosting the First Annual Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole Celebration at the Kawānanakoa Gym. Students honored Prince Kūhiōʻs life and accomplishments in song and with a presentation of hoʻokupu, while sixth grade students shared their essays on how […]
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Joint OHA-HHC Board PresentationsPosted on March 18, 2014
The Hawaiian Homes Commission and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees held a joint meeting today in Hale Pono’i, in Kapolei. These are the presentations from today’s meeting. OHA Kaka’ako Makai presentation OHA Nation Building presentation HHC 2014 Initiatives & Kapili Loan Fund
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AG Opinion: Geothermal Proceeds On DHHL LandsPosted on March 18, 2014
STATE OF HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL 425 QUEEN STREET HONOLULU, HAWAII 96813 (8O8) 586-1500 Click to download a PDF version of the original AG Opinion document KHON story KITV story Big Island Video News story The Honorable Jobie M.K. Masagatani Chairman, Hawaiian Homes Commission Department of Hawaiian Home Lands State of Hawaii 91-5420 […]
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Kakaina Subdivision Q&APosted on March 17, 2014
Download a PDF version of this entire document BACKGROUND: The Kakaina subdivision in Waimanalo is a residential homestead project that was initially designed as a 44 home subdivision to be constructed on lands that were transferred from the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) to the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) in February […]
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Nanakuli Village Center PresentationsPosted on March 12, 2014
NANAKULI COMMUNITY INFORMATIONAL MEETING March 12, 2014 Ka Waihona O Ka Na’auao Charter School Cafeteria 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 1. Proposed Amendment to General Lease 281 Nanakuli Village Center 2. Proposed General Lease to Kamehameha Schools for Community Learning Center This meeting was for DHHL beneficiaries — applicants and lessees — to provide an […]
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Joint HHC-OHA Board Meeting TuesdayPosted on March 12, 2014
STATE OF HAWAI’I OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS BOARD OF TRUSTEES Colette Y. Machado, Chairperson Oswald K. Stender, Vice Chairperson Dan Ahuna, Kaua’i-Ni’ihau Trustee Rowena Akana, Trustee At-Large Peter Apo, O’ahu Trustee S. Haunani Apoliona, Trustee At-Large Carmen Hulu Lindsey, Maui Trustee Robert K. Lindsey, Jr., Hawai’i Trustee John Waihe’e IV, Trustee At-Large STATE OF HAWAI’I […]
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HHC Meetings, Waimānalo Community MeetingPosted on March 12, 2014
Please see the Hawaiian Homes Commission meetings page for meeting agenda or more information Notice of Annual Hawaiian Homes Commission Regular Meeting Monday, March 17, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. and Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at Hale Pono’ī, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands 91-5420 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, O’ahu 96707 If the HHC Regular […]
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New Positions Listed in EmploymentPosted on March 11, 2014
Employment Open positions at the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands will be posted here, as they become available. If you are interested and your job skills and experience meet the job descriptions and minimum qualifications for the positions listed, please send resume and cover letter detailing which position you are applying for to dhhl.jobs@hawaii.gov by […]
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Informational Meeting Nanakuli Village CenterPosted on March 11, 2014
STATE OF HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS P.O. BOX 1179 HONOLULU. HAWAII 96805 Download a PDF of this letter February 25, 2014 Dear Nanakuli Beneficiaries: The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) invites you to attend an informational meeting to discuss a request from the Nanakuli Hawaiian Homestead Conununity Association (NHHCA) . NHHCA is […]
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DHHL Draft Water Policy Plan Beneficiary ConsultationPosted on March 7, 2014
The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands developed a draft Water Policy Plan and is seeking your mana‘o and feedback. The draft document is available for review and comment at dhhl.hawaii.gov/po/water. We are conducting a series of statewide Beneficiary Consultation Meetings on the draft plan on the following dates and locations. All meetings are from 6:30 […]
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DHHL Water Policy Plan Draft PublishedPosted on March 4, 2014
DHHL WATER POLICY PLAN DRAFT See the DHHL Water Policy Plan Draft page to download the document and to submit your comments Vision Our vision is that there will be adequate amounts of water and supporting infrastructure so that homestead lands will always be usable and accessible, to enable us to return to our lands […]
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DHHL Publishes Procedure for Agricultural Subdivision RequestsPosted on March 3, 2014
Internal Process for Agricultural and Pastoral Homestead Subdivision Requests Procedure Number 05-2013 Ag Homesteads Ag Subdivision Process Ag Subdivision Application Package Ag Subdivision Guide Table /S/ Jobie M.K. Masagatani Jan. 24, 2014 For more information: Bob Freitas HHL Planner DHHL Planning Office (808) 620-9484 Bob.C.Freitas.Jr@hawaii.gov
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Q&A About Ka‘ū Ag Homesteads and WaterPosted on March 2, 2014
Download a PDF version of this document *Honolulu Star-Advertiser questions in BOLD. In order to frame this discussion accordingly, we would like to reiterate several key points that have been previously shared with you and the Star-Advertiser but lost in the publication of prior articles: In enacting the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, Congress set aside […]
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Procurement: IFB-14-HHL-011 Puukapu Water SystemPosted on February 26, 2014
NOTICE TO BIDDERS INVITATION FOR BID Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Land Development Division IFB NO.:  IFB-14-HHL-011 See the IFB-14-HHL-011 page for complete details and packet Puukapu Pastoral Lots Water System Operation & Maintenance Posted Feb. 26, 2014 Expires Mar. 28, 2014 SEALED BIDS for IFB No.:  IFB-14-HHL-011, PUUKAPU PASTORAL LOTS WATER SYSTEM OPERATION & […]
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HHC Finalizes KIUC Solar AgreementPosted on February 25, 2014
On Tues., Feb. 18th, the Hawaiian Homes Commission (HHC) approved the issuance of a general lease to Kaua’i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) for its Anahola Solar Project (“Project”) on 60 acres of Hawaiian home lands located in Anahola, Kaua’i to replace and improve upon the existing license that was first issued to both KIUC and […]
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Procurement: IFB-14-HHL-013 Custodial ServicesPosted on February 18, 2014
INVITATION FOR BIDS DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS No. IFB-14-HHL-013 For more information, see IFB-14-HHL-013 page in Procurement Custodial Services for DHHL Kapolei Offices Posted Feb. 13, 2014 Expires Mar. 13, 2014 Sealed offers for furnishing custodial services for the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Kapolei office facility will be received up to and opened […]
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Ho‘omaika‘i Hale Makana!Posted on February 13, 2014
Hale Makana ‘o Nānākuli was dedicated today on the grounds of the low-income housing built as a community development project by Nānākuli Hawaiian Homestead Community Association. We wish them the best! Imua!
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DHHL Update – Ocean, Marine Resources & Hawaiian AffairsPosted on February 12, 2014
DHHL UPDATE Before the House Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources & Hawaiian Affairs February 12, 2014
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New Website Feature: DHHL Bill TrackerPosted on February 7, 2014
Check the DHHL Bill Tracker page frequently for continuously-updated information on legislation of interest to the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands and its beneficiaries. DHHL Bill Tracker Page
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KIUC Anahola Solar Presentation MaterialsPosted on February 6, 2014
Presentation materials from the Feb. 6, 2014 informational meeting held at Kapa’a Elementary School. Download the DHHL Anahola Solar Project presentation Download the Kaua’i Island Plan Anahola Regional Plan Anahola Storybook Anahola Bubble Plan Anahola Illustrative Plan  
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For The Record: Star-Advertiser Q&A On SB 2837 & HB 2287Posted on February 5, 2014
Information on SB 2937 and HB 2287 “I’m writing a story for tomorrow’s paper about SB 2837 and HB 2287, which seeks to exempt from the open-records law any DHHL records which include personal data received or recorded by the department related to a homestead applicant or lessee. “This seems like an attempt to keep […]
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DHHL Breaks Ground For 117 Kona HomesteadsPosted on February 4, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 4, 2014 HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS BREAKS GROUND FOR FIRST PHASE OF HOMESTEAD SUBDIVISION IN KEALAKEHE, KAILUA-KONA La‘i ‘Ōpua Village 4 ‘Ākau Future Home to 117 Hawaiian ‘Ohana Download a PDF version of this release KEALAKEHE, HAWAI‘I — Gov. Neil Abercrombie, community leaders, government officials, and future homesteaders joined Chair Jobie Masagatani, […]
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New Feature: Jobs At DHHLPosted on February 3, 2014
Aloha mai kākou! We’re looking for a few GREAT kāne and wāhine to join our DHHL team! For those who may be seeking a change of pace or searching for an occupation that fulfills your sense of purpose, please consider becoming part of our ‘ohana which strives to provide homesteading opportunities for native Hawaiian beneficiaries, […]
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2014 Legislature DHHL Bill TrackerPosted on January 31, 2014
Now that all proposed legislation has been introduced, below please find a link to DHHL’s bill tracker spreadsheet for bills that will impact the department and its beneficiaries. 2014 Legislature DHHL Bill Tracker PDF Presently, the list includes only those bills introduced in 2014.  However, if any carryover bills from 2013 start moving, we’ll be […]
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DeBartolo, DHHL Hold Ka Makana Ali’i BlessingPosted on January 23, 2014
At ceremonies held today in Kapolei. Special guest Football Hall of Famer San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice, a friend of the DeBartolo family, delighted the fans in attendance. Download the DeBartolo News Release PDF Watch the KITV story by Andrew Pereira Here are more photos from today’s ceremonies:
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Final O‘ahu Island Plan Community OutreachPosted on January 21, 2014
DHHL Final O‘ahu Island Plan Community Outreach DHHL’s Planning Office is holding four additional community outreach meetings on the O‘ahu Island Plan to share information about the Final Draft, respond to previous comments and concerns, and gather additional mana‘o from beneficiaries regarding land use designations, priorities and recommendations. Meetings will be held February 10-13, 2014, […]
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Gov. Abercrombie’s State of the State 2014Posted on January 21, 2014
 2014 State of the State Neil Abercrombie Governor, State of Hawaii Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 Hawaii State Capitol, House Chambers More photos from the Governor’s speech Madame President, Mister Speaker, members of the Hawaii State Legislature, former governors, distinguished justices of the courts, mayors, representatives of our Congressional Delegation, other elected officials, honored guests, family […]
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DHHL Leaders Brief Senate CommitteePosted on January 17, 2014
Audio from this morning’s briefing:  THE SENATE THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE REGULAR SESSION OF 2014 COMMITTEE ON HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS Senator Maile S. Shimabukuro, Chair Senator Clayton Hee, Vice Chair NOTICE OF INFORMATION BREIFING DATE Friday, January 17, 2014 TIME: 9:00 a.m. PLACE: Conference Room 224 State Capitol Building 415 South Beretania Street A G E N […]
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Final O’ahu Island Plan Posted for ReviewPosted on January 13, 2014
O‘ahu Island Plan Beneficiary Consultation 2013 The Island Plans are island-specific, 20-year visioning documents that designate land uses for Hawaiian home lands.  The purpose of the O‘ahu Island Plan is to provide overarching guidance and recommendations for appropriate land uses at the regional level. The Plan will examine infrastructure needs and opportunities from an island […]
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HHC Meeting Jan. 13-14 in KapoleiPosted on January 11, 2014
January 13, 2014 HHC Meeting – Kapolei, HI 10:00 a.m. DHHL Hale Pono’ī 91-5420 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, O’ahu 96707 Agenda State Meetings Calendar and Agenda Minutes No community meeting* January 14, 2014 HHC Meeting – Kapolei, HI 1:00 p.m. DHHL Hale Pono’ī 91-5420 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, O’ahu 96707 HHC Hearings Agenda State Meetings Calendar and Agenda  For […]
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DHHL Financial and Compliance Audit – FY 2013Posted on January 7, 2014
The DHHL Fiscal Office has released the DHHL Financial and Compliance Audit for Fiscal Year 2013 ended June 30, 2013. Financial and Compliance Audit – FY 2013 State of Hawai‘i Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Financial and Compliance Audit June 30, 2013 Submitted by The Auditor State of Hawai‘i Please see the Fiscal Office page for […]
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Procurement: IFB-14-HHL-006 Lower Kula Water SystemPosted on January 7, 2014
IFB-14-HHL-006 Lower Kula Water System Improvements, County of Maui Published Jan. 7, 2014 Closes Feb. 7, 2014 Please see our procurement page for complete details and IFB packet
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Procurement: IFB-14-HHL-001 Infrastructure for East Kapolei IIBPosted on January 6, 2014
IFB-14-HHL-001 On-site infrastructure and lot grading for East Kapolei Development, Increment IIB Subdivision, Honouliuli, Ewa, Oahu Posted Jan. 6, 2014 Expires Feb. 5, 2014 Sealed Bids for IFB-14-HHL-001 for the construction of on-site infrastructure and lot grading for East Kapolei Development, Increment IIB Subdivision, Honouliuli, Ewa, Oahu, Hawaii (TMK: 9-1-17: portion 110) will be received […]
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IFB-14-HHL-012 Alarm Equipment and Monitoring ServicesPosted on January 3, 2014
IFB-14-HHL-012 IFB-14-HHL-012 Amendment 1 Alarm equipment and monitoring services for DHHL Kapolei offices Posted Jan. 3, 2014 Expires Feb. 7, 2014  Please see our procurement page for more information.
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Wishing You and Your Family a Joyous Holiday Season!Posted on December 24, 2013
 
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For The Record: Manawale‘a Riding CenterPosted on December 23, 2013
FOR THE RECORD: HAWAI‘I NEWS NOW STORY, MANAWALE‘A RIDING CENTER In response to beneficiaries’ inquiries, the department would like to take this opportunity to provide clarification to a recent Hawai‘i News Now story that impacts the Manawale‘a Riding Center (“Manawale‘a”) in Waimānalo. Although compliance issues may seem trivial to some, the Department’s ability to generate sustainable […]
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Nānākuli-Wai’anae Community MeetingPosted on December 16, 2013
Here is the presentation from tonight’s Nānākuli-Wai’anae Community Meeting. Download the Nānākuli-Waianae Community Meeting Powerpoint PDF  
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Kalawahine, Kekaha Star-Advertiser Q&APosted on December 16, 2013
Star-Advertiser questions and DHHL answers submitted to the paper on Dec. 12, 2013. • Why have the problems in Kalawahine related to settling and water infiltration taken so long to resolve? Some of the homeowners have been complaining for more than a decade, I’m told. DHHL’s current administration has taken steps to investigate and analyze […]
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Kailapa Preserving Historic Ala Loa TrailPosted on December 13, 2013
KAWAIHAE, HAWAIʻI – Kailapa Hawaiian homestead leaders are working with community partners, developers, and government officials, to preserve public use of the historic Ala Loa Trail for access to camping and fishing grounds along the Kohala Coast. A luxury development is taking root on 63 acres of land just north of Kailapa and makai of […]
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Laʻi ʻŌpua Celebrates New Health CenterPosted on December 12, 2013
KEALAKEHE, HAWAIʻI – Laʻi ʻŌpua Hawaiian homesteaders joined the West Hawaiʻi Community Health Center (WHCHC) in celebrating the beginning of construction for a new health care center on Hawaiian home lands in Kealakehe. Government officials and community leaders joined Laʻi ʻŌpua and WHCHC in blessing the grounds of the first phase of a medical and dental facility near […]
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New Solar Leasing Program on MolokaʻiPosted on December 10, 2013
Program could save Molokaʻi homesteaders $3,000 a year on electricity HOʻOLEHUA, MOLOKAʻI – Moloka‘i residents pay among the highest electricity bills in the nation. But a new solar photovoltaic leasing program aims to change all of that. A new partnership between Moloka‘i Habitat for Humanity and Kala Power hopes to save Moloka‘i families an estimated […]
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Maui Homesteader Appointed to Hawaiian Homes CommissionPosted on December 3, 2013
DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR JOBIE M.K. MASAGATANI DIRECTOR NEWS RELEASE Dec. 3, 2013 Maui Homesteader Appointed to Hawaiian Homes Commission  Download a PDF version of this release HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I – Today, Governor Neil Abercrombie appointed Doreen Napua Gomes to represent Maui Island on the Hawaiian Homes Commission (HHC), the nine-member board […]
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Procurement: PS-14-HHL-009Posted on December 3, 2013
NOTICE TO PROVIDERS OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES PS-14-HHL-009 Construction Management Services for Various Maui Projects Posted December 3, 2013 Deadline December 23, 2013 In accordance with §103D-304, HRS, the State of Hawaii, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) is seeking qualified engineering firms to provide Construction Management Services for Various Maui Projects – Job PS-14-LDD-009. General […]
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2013 Public Notice To SuccessorsPosted on November 26, 2013
2013 Public Notice To Successors PUBLIC NOTICE TO SUCCESSORS DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS HOMESTEAD SERVICES DIVISION APPLICATIONS BRANCH NOTICE TO POSSIBLE SUCCESSORS OF THE FOLLOWING DECEASED APPLICANTS, WHO DIED ON OR AFTER OCTOBER 26, 1998, AND FAILED TO DESIGNATE A SUCCESSOR TO THEIR HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS APPLICATION RIGHTS UNDER HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT, 1920, […]
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DHHL Progress Report to LegislaturePosted on November 21, 2013
DHHL Updates Legislators on Progress Made on State Audit Recommendations Loan delinquency, financial security top issues of concern   Download a PDF of DHHL’s Presentation Download a PDF of the State Audit HONOLULU — Hawaiian Homes Commission (HHC) Chair and Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) Director Jobie Masagatani briefed Hawaiʻi State Legislators today on […]
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HHC Supports East Hawaiʻi Community Center and Loss Mitigation ProjectsPosted on November 19, 2013
DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR JOBIE M.K. MASAGATANI DIRECTOR NEWS RELEASE Hawaiian Homes Commission Supports Panaʻewa Community Center and East Hawaiʻi Loss Mitigation Pilot Projects FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 19, 2013 Click to download a PDF version of this release KEAUKAHA, HAWAI‘I – The Hawaiian Homes Commission (HHC) voted yesterday to issue a […]
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DeBartolo Kapolei Mall Project Moves ForwardPosted on November 14, 2013
DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR JOBIE M.K. MASAGATANI DIRECTOR NEWS RELEASE DeBartolo Kapolei Mall Project Moves Forward Ka Makana Ali‘i will be O‘ahu’s third largest shopping mall FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 14, 2013 Click to download a PDF version of this release KAPOLEI, HAWAI‘I – DeBartolo Development was granted a one-year time […]
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November HHC Regular Meetings – East Hawai‘iPosted on November 12, 2013
Notice of Annual Hawaiian Homes Commission Regular Meetings Held in East Hawai‘i On Monday, November 18, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. and Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. at DHHL East Hawai‘i District Office (160 Baker Avenue, Keaukaha, Hilo, 96720) Hawaiian Homes Commission East Hawai‘i Homestead Community Meeting on Monday, November 18, 2013 from 6:00 […]
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More Star-Advertiser Q&A On Commercial LeasesPosted on November 10, 2013
FOR THE RECORD The following are questions (in bold) subitted by Rob Perez of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and our verbatim answers to those questions. See also: Dept. Achieves 82 Percent Compliance On Commercial Leases At my request, Commissioner Renwick “Uncle Joe” Tassill provided me with a list distributed at last week’s commission meeting showing the […]
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Ka Makana Ali’i DHHL Community Meeting, HHC Special MeetingPosted on November 8, 2013
Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Informational Community Workshop Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Hale Pono‘ī, 91-5420 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, HI 96707 Powerpoint presentation on the project The Hawaiian Homes Commission invites Kapolei beneficiaries to share mana‘o on Ka Makana Ali‘i, the proposed shopping center at the bottom of Kualaka‘i Parkway. The meeting […]
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For The Record: MortgagesPosted on November 8, 2013
FOR THE RECORD Aloha Beneficiaries, Contrary to what has been said and alleged recently by third party inidividuals, Castle & Cooke Mortgage LLC does not issue any mortgages on DHHL lands. As for the other allegations being made, the department’s new foreclosure prevention and loss mitigation contractor previously did several years of work for the […]
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Two New Requests For Professional ServicesPosted on November 7, 2013
Please see the Procurement section of this website for more information. PS-14-LDD-006 Professional Engineering Services for the Piilani Mai Ke Kai Subdivision, Phase II, in the Anahola Residence Lots Subdivision Posted November 6, 2013 Deadline November 27, 2013 PS-14-LDD-007 Engineering Services for the Kanakaloloa Cemetery Road Pavement Project in Hoolehua, Island of Molokai Posted November […]
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Legislature Confirms Two New Hawaiian Homes CommissionersPosted on November 6, 2013
NEWS RELEASE Nov. 6, 2013 Legislature Confirms Two New Hawaiian Homes Commissioners Download a PDF version of this news release HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I – The Hawai’i State Legislature confirmed two new members of the Hawaiian Homes Commission (HHC) on Fri., Nov. 1. Patricia W. Sheehan and Wallace A. Ishibashi Jr. were confirmed by unanimous vote to […]
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DHHL Project Work To Impact Waimea TrafficPosted on November 5, 2013
NEWS RELEASE Nov. 5, 2013 DHHL Project Work To Impact Waimea Traffic Download a PDF version of this news release with attached information sheet WAIMEA, HAWAI‘I – The State Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is advising the Waimea community and motorists of plans to begin work on Kawaihae Road Improvements at South Kōhala Distribution Road […]
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DHHL Staff In Foreclosure Intervention and Default Counseling Certification TrainingPosted on November 4, 2013
KAPOLEI, HI — This morning, more than a dozen key staff members of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL), as well as representatives from the Prince Kuhio Federal Credit Union, Hawai’i USA Federal Credit Union, Kula No Na Po’e Hawai’i, and the Hawai’i Home Ownership Center, began an advanced level five-day training course on […]
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Makuʻu Homesteaders Bless New OfficePosted on November 1, 2013
After spending over a decade working from home and meeting in garages, in tents, and under tarps, the Makuʻu Farmers Association now has a home. Today, the Hawaiian homestead association representing agriculture lot lessees in Makuʻu celebrated the blessing of their new office building in Puna, Hawaiʻi. “This is just the beginning,” said Makuʻu homesteader […]
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Notice to Providers of Professional Services – PS-14-LDD-004Posted on October 31, 2013
In accordance with §103D-304, HRS, the State of Hawaii, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) is seeking qualified engineering firms to provide Professional Engineering Services for Various Infrastructure and Lot Improvements for DHHL Homesteads in East Hawaii and West Hawaii, Island of Hawaii – Job PS-14-LDD-004 Please see the complete PS-14-LDD-004 posting in our Procurement […]
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Kamehameha Breaks Ground On Wai‘anae Coast Learning CenterPosted on October 31, 2013
NEWS RELEASE October 31, 2013 Kamehameha Schools breaks ground on new Wai‘anae Coast learning center Early Learning Complex with expanded preschool capacity part of Phase I Download a PDF version of this release Honolulu, HI – Kamehameha Schools’ Ka Pua Initiative and its partners celebrated the groundbreaking of Phase I of its Kamehameha Community Learning […]
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Gallery: Ka Pua Learning Center at Ma’ili GroundbreakingPosted on October 31, 2013
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DHHL Releases Draft Oʻahu Island PlanPosted on October 29, 2013
Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Releases Draft Oʻahu Island Plan Beneficiary Manaʻo on Draft Island Plan Sought Download a PDF of this news release Go to the Oʻahu Island Plan Beneficiary Consultation page KAPOLEI — The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands invites beneficiaries to review and comment on the Draft O‘ahu Island Plan, which will guide […]
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U.S. Treasury/CDFI Fund Hosts Hawaiian Homestead Leader’s Focus GroupPosted on October 29, 2013
U.S. Treasury/CDFI Fund Hosts Hawaiian Homestead Leader’s Focus Group Access to Capital & Credit in Native Communities Study Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) Download a PDF version of this flier What would your community look like with full access to capital and credit?  What are your homestead community’s successes that may encourage a […]
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DHHL Achieves 82 Percent Compliance on Commercial LeasesPosted on October 28, 2013
Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Achieves 82 Percent Compliance on Commercial Leases Beneficiary Update  HONOLULU — As part of the notification process to redevelop its Revocable Permit (RP) commercial property leasing program, the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) reported that 82 percent of commercial lessees are in compliance with lease terms. (Like all State commercial […]
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HHC Calls Special Session On Ka Makana AliʻiPosted on October 28, 2013
HHC Calls Special Session on Ka Makana Aliʻi Beneficiary Update KULA, MAUI – The Hawaiian Homes Commission during its Kula meeting today voted to defer decision-making on the $500 million Kapolei mall project, Ka Makana Aliʻi, to a special session to be heard on Oʻahu on or before November 15, 2013. DeBartolo Development is asking […]
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County Services On DHHL LandsPosted on October 27, 2013
COUNTY SERVICES ON DHHL LANDS The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) continues to dialogue with the counties as a means of clarifying  the services provided to lessees in Hawaiian homestead communities.  To that end, it is our intent to maintain the positive working relationships we have forged with our colleagues from the various counties […]
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DHHL At Hawaii Emergency Preparedness & Homeland Security MeetingsPosted on October 24, 2013
On Tues., Oct. 21, 2013, Governor Abercrombie and about 60 other key State, County, Federal, business and community leaders participated in a Homeland Security Executive Education Seminar that was given by the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security. The Department of Homeland Security and the Naval Postgraduate School developed this Executive Education […]
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PS-14-LDD-005 Notice to Providers of Professional ServicesPosted on October 23, 2013
PS-14-LDD-005 Services for the Honokaia Subdivision Water System Project in Honokaa, Hawaii Deadline October 25, 2013 General Scope of Services The DHHL is seeking professional planning and design engineering services for development of a gravity fed non-potable water system consisting of a County of Hawaii, Department of Water Supply connection, storage tank, transmission lines, laterals, […]
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DHHL Water Policy Workshops Start This WeekPosted on October 21, 2013
 DHHL Water Policy Plan Come help protect and direct the future of DHHL and our water! We are beginning community meetings to provide information and to get your mana‘o to develop a Water Policy Plan that will guide us as we manage and invest in the water resources and rights of the Trust. What rights […]
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Procurement: IFB-14-HHL-005 – Drainage improvements, Waiohuli, Kula, MauiPosted on October 17, 2013
IFB-14-HHL-005 SEALED BIDS for IFB No.:  IFB-14-HHL-005, LOT 96 DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS, WAIOHULI, KULA, County of Maui, State of Hawaii, will be received by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL), Maui District Office, 655 Kaumualii Street, Suite 1 Wailuku, Hawaii 96793,  until 02:00 p.m., Hawaii Standard Time (H.S.T.) Friday, November 8, 2013, at which time […]
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HHC Kula Meetings – October 2013Posted on October 15, 2013
Notice of Annual Hawaiian Homes Commission Regular Meetings Held on Maui On Monday, October 28, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at St. John’s Parish Hall (8992 Kula Highway, Kula, HI 96790-7420) and Tuesday, October 29, 12:00 p.m. at the Paukūkalo Community Center (657 Kaumuali‘i Street, Wailuku, 96793) Hawaiian Homes Commission Community Meeting with Waiohuli, Hikina, Kēōkea […]
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DHHL Responses To Additional Star-Advertiser QuestionsPosted on October 13, 2013
In order to provide better context to today’s Sunday Honolulu Star-Advertiser story, here are our more detailed answers to follow-up questions posed by writer Rob Perez, before the article ran. Here is a link to the first set of questions we answered for Perez on Fri., Oct. 11. I got your responses, and I have […]
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For The Record: KIUC Newsletter and Anahola SolarPosted on October 11, 2013
FOR THE RECORD The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands recently received calls and email regarding a recent newsletter issued by the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative. (See Below) We would like to take this opportunity to clarify our understanding of the matter. The newsletter or email spoke of KIUC’s solar array groundbreaking planned in November in […]
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DHHL Responses To Star-Advertiser QuestionsPosted on October 11, 2013
These are the actual Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) responses to a lengthy list of questions submitted by Honolulu Star-Advertiser reporter Rob Perez concerning the condition of some homestead properties. We expect related coverage in this weekend’s newspaper. The newspaper’s questions are in bold. Our responses follow. Here is a link to additional questions […]
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DHHL Beneficiaries Suffering Economic Hardship Reminded Of OptionsPosted on October 11, 2013
Feeling Overwhelmed? DHHL Beneficiaries Suffering Economic Hardship Reminded Of Options BENEFICIARY ALERT KAPOLEI, HAWAI‘I — The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) continues to move forward with its loss mitigation effort to remind native Hawaiians suffering economic hardship of the options available to them. Through the assistance of the Office of the Attorney General and […]
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HUD Proposed Rule re HUD Insured and Guaranteed Single Family MortgagesPosted on October 7, 2013
Comments are due on October 30, 2013. To view the entire proposed rule in single-column format, please visit:  http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=HUD-2013-0093-0001 FR 5707–P–01 Qualified Mortgage Definition for HUD Insured and Guaranteed Single Family Mortgages This Proposed Rule document was issued by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) For related information, Open Docket Folder   Show […]
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DHHL At Oklahoma Governors’ Interstate Indian CouncilPosted on October 4, 2013
TULSA, OKLAHOMA – The Governors’ Interstate Indian Council (GIIC), designed to address issues of state-tribal relations, reinforce the importance of networking, and provide opportunities and strategies to work cooperatively, convened on September 27, with two DHHL staff, Dre Kalili and Niniau Simmons, along with Office of Hawaiian Affairs Trustee Rowena Akana representing the State of […]
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Deadline Today for Sec. 228 Administrative Rules CommentsPosted on September 30, 2013
Today, September 30, 2013, is the deadline for comments on the recent Beneficiary Consultations on Section 228 Administrative Rules. For more information and instructions for submitting comments, please see our page at: Beneficiary Consultations for Sec. 228 Administrative Rules Comment period is open until midnight, tonight.
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IFB-14-HHL-002Posted on September 27, 2013
IFB-14-HHL-002 Operation and maintenance of DHHL water system, Kawaihae Posted September 27, 2013 Closes  October 25, 2013
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DHHL Honors Outstanding EmployeesPosted on September 25, 2013
Today, the Department honored its most outstanding employees. Through their heartfelt dedication, exceptional effort, and years of service, the Department is in a better position to fulfill the mission of Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole. Mahalo and congratulations to the following employees: Team of the Year – NAHASDA (Native American Housing and Self-Determination Act) Team Niniau […]
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HHC Hears CNHA Policy Center TestimonyPosted on September 23, 2013
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 23, 2013 Download a PDF version of this news release HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION HEARS CNHA POLICY CENTER TESTIMONY ADDRESSING STATE AUDITOR CONCERNS OVER DHHL  KAILUA-KONA, HAWAI‘I – The Hawaiian Homes Commission welcomed testimony today from representatives of the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancementʻs (CNHA) Policy Center on suggestions to address […]
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STATEWIDE BENEFICIARY CONSULTATION MEETINGS COMPLETEDPosted on September 23, 2013
DHHL staff recently completed a statewide round of beneficiary consultation meetings to discuss proposed rules to implement an amendment to the Hawaii Administrative Rules that would allow an existing revenue-producing general lease to be extended an additional 20 years. The amendment would encourage renovation and reinvestment in existing leased properties allowing DHHL to generate additional […]
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KS Ka Pua Initiative Forums in OctoberPosted on September 18, 2013
Kamehameha Schools Ka Pua Initiative is inviting the entire Wai‘anae Coast community to two forums in October to celebrate all that’s happened over the past year and a half. If you’ve been wondering what the Ka Pua Initiative has been up to and what’s being planned, please attend one of the following forums: Tuesday, October […]
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Information Regarding DHHL Loss Mitigation and Foreclosure Prevention ProgramsPosted on September 13, 2013
NEWS RELEASE  Information Regarding DHHL Loss Mitigation and Foreclosure Prevention Programs Sep. 13, 2013 Download a PDF version of this release KAPOLEI, HAWAI‘I – The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) has recently received inquiries from beneficiaries as well as the media regarding its loss mitigation and foreclosure prevention programs which service our beneficiaries. We […]
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DHHL Joins Habitat for Build-A-Thon in WaimānaloPosted on September 13, 2013
DHHL joined Kumuhau Hawaiian homesteaders and a team of over 60 volunteers for Honolulu Habitat for Humanity’s Build-A-Thon today in Waimānalo, Oʻahu. Build-A-Thon is Habitat for Humanity’s annual, statewide fundraiser that helps generate funds for their work and raise awareness of the critical need for affordable housing for low-income families. “It’s occasions like this and […]
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DHHL Water Policy WorkshopsPosted on September 12, 2013
DHHL Water Policy Plan Come help protect and direct the future of DHHL and our water! We are beginning community meetings to provide information and to get your mana‘o to develop a Water Policy Plan that will guide us as we manage and invest in the water resources and rights of the Trust. What rights […]
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HHC Meetings in West Hawai’i September 2013Posted on September 11, 2013
Notice of Annual Hawaiian Homes Commission Regular Meetings Held in West Hawai‘i On Monday, September 23, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at West Hawai‘i Civic Center, Council Chambers Room (74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy., Bldg. A, Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i) and Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, Honu’s Private Room (75-5660 Palani […]
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Procurement: IFB-14-HHL-004Posted on September 11, 2013
NOTICE TO BIDDERS INVITATION FOR BID Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Land Development Division IFB NO.:  IFB-14-HHL-004 More information on IFB-14-HHL-004 and the complete bidding packet Posted September 11, 2013; Closes  October 3, 2013 SEALED BIDS for IFB No.:  IFB-14-HHL-004, Utility Improvements for Keaukaha Tract 1 Lot 170-A-1-A & Lot 170-A-1-B, Waiakea, South Hilo, Island of […]
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Congratulations To CNHA On Their Successful 2013 ConventionPosted on September 6, 2013
Congratulations to former Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Deputy Director and current President and CEO of the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA), Michelle Ka’uhane on the success of their annual convention which ended earlier this week. The department also appreciates the comments and remarks provided by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Assistant Secretary Rhea […]
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DHHL Unveils New Streamline ReFi LoansPosted on September 4, 2013
DHHL is now offering Streamline Loan Products At its Aug. 19, 2013 meeting, the Hawaiian Homes Commission approved creation of a “Streamline Refinance Loan” product for lessees with Hawaiian Home General Loan Fund (HHGLF) direct loans in good standing, and an “Interest Rate Reduction Loan” product for delinquent loans (either in the HHGLF or to […]
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Section 228 Beneficiary Consultation MaterialsPosted on August 21, 2013
Tonight at 6:00 p.m. in Hale Pono’i at DHHL’s Kapolei offices marks the first of a series of Beneficiary Consultation presentations on Section 228 Administrative Rules pertaining the the Department’s General Lease program Presentation materials are now available on the Section 228 Beneficiary Consultation page, accessed here on dhhl.hawaii.gov: Section 228 Administrative Rules for General […]
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HHC Welcomes Newest MembersPosted on August 19, 2013
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 19, 2013 HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION WELCOMES NEWEST MEMBERS TO DECISION-MAKING BODY Download a PDF version of the news release PAUKŪKALO, MAUI – The Hawaiian Homes Commission welcomed their newest members during a monthly commission meeting today in Paukūkalo, Maui. Hanalei businesswoman Patricia Sheehan and Hilo labor leader Wallace Ishibashi, […]
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HHC August 2013 Meetings On MauiPosted on August 12, 2013
Notice of Annual Hawaiian Homes Commission Regular Meetings On Monday, August 19, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. and Tuesday, August 20, 12:00 p.m. at the Paukükalo Community Center (657 Kaumuali‘i Street, Wailuku) Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page on our website, dhhl.hawaii.gov. Hawaiian Homes Commision […]
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Fitch Agency Gives DHHL Bonds ‘A’ RatingPosted on August 9, 2013
NEWS RELEASE Fitch Agency Gives DHHL Bonds ‘A’ Rating “Stable” Rating Reflects Sound Debt Service Coverage FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 8, 2013 Download a PDF version of this news release KAPOLEI, O‘AHU – Fitch Ratings, a global rating agency, today affirmed the ‘A’ rating for the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) $39.8 million revenue […]
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Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Former Rep. Robert FukudaPosted on August 9, 2013
NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR   NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 9, 2013 Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Former Rep. Robert Fukuda HONOLULU – As a mark of respect for the late former state Rep. Robert Kiyoshi Fukuda, Gov. Neil Abercrombie has ordered that the National Flag and Hawaii State Flag shall be […]
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Ka Makana Aliʻi Update Aug. 13Posted on August 9, 2013
Ka Makana Aliʻi Community Briefing Please join Hawaii DeBartolo And invite your neighbors When:   Tuesday, August 13, 2013 At:  6 to 8 pm to hear about the plans for Ka Makana Aliʻi, Kapolei’s mixed-use center Kapolei Middle School Cafeteria 91-5335 Kapolei Parkway Refreshments will be served. Program starts at 6:30 pm
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Beneficiary Consultation: Admin Rules for General LeasesPosted on August 7, 2013
Go to the Sec. 228 Administrative Rules Beneficiary Consultation page for more info The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is conducting a series of beneficiary consultation meetings statewide on proposed amendments to its Administrative Rules. This consultation is limited to proposed rules that will implement Section 228 of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act which authorizes […]
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DHHL Application Wait Lists Updated OnlinePosted on August 6, 2013
The latest DHHL Application Waiting Lists have just been posted to our website, dhhl.hawaii.gov. The newly-posted public list is dated Dec. 31, 2012. Log on now to check your spot on the list. DHHL Application Wait Lists
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DOT H-1 Freeway Rehabilitation NewsPosted on August 1, 2013
Aloha, I’d like to share with you our vision and plan for improving Oahu’s aging infrastructure. As you may know, many of our state roadways are in need of repaving, showing signs of wear like potholes and patchwork from past emergency repairs. There is much work that needs to be done and many major arterials […]
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HHC Special Meeting August 7 in Kapolei CancelledPosted on July 31, 2013
THIS MEETING WAS CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF QUORUM Download a PDF of the Commission Secretary’s notification HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION SPECIAL MEETING 91-5420 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, Hawaiʻi Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 9:00 a.m. B – PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON AGENDIZED ITEMS H – ADMINISTRATION SERVICES OFFICE H-1     Approval of Fiscal Year 2014 Development Budget […]
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Mahalo Kaua’i County and Mayor Carvalho!Posted on July 30, 2013
The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands sends our mahalo and aloha to Mayor Bernard Carvalho and the County of Kaua’i for extraordinary support and assistance to our beneficiaries and the Department. During yesterday’s Tropical Storm Flossie scare, the County got word that the mouth of Anahola Stream was clogged at its outlet to the sea, […]
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DHHL Offices Closed Ahead of StormPosted on July 29, 2013
Per Deputy Darrell Young: EFFECTIVE:  1:00 pm today, ALL non-essential DHHL workers will be released to prepare for impact of tropical storm Flossie. This includes all neighbor island offices, East Hawai’i, West Hawai’i, Maui, Moloka’i, Lana’i, O’ahu and Kaua’i district offices. Employees are expected back to work tomorrow unless affected by flooding. Employees are required […]
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DHHL Moloka’i Office Closed For StormPosted on July 29, 2013
Aloha Ohana, On behalf of our Acting District Supervisor, Halealoha Ayau we have been informed to close the DHHL Moloka’i District Office due to the weather advisory. All essential workers are to stand-by, and await further instructions. Respectfully submitted, Juliana Kaupu Molokai District Office P.O. Box 2009 Kaunakakai, HI. 96748 Phone: 808-560-6106 Fax: 808-560-6665 Email: […]
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Hawaiian Homes Commission Approves Initial Revisions to Department of Hawaiian Home Lands’ Revocable Permit ProgramPosted on July 23, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 23, 2013 Download a PDF version of this news release LĪHU‘E, KAUA‘I – With a vote of 7-0, the Hawaiian Homes Commission voted to amend its long-standing revocable permit (RP) program.  The action today represents the start of many adjustments to the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands’ RP program. Like all […]
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Hawaiʻi County Residential Emergency Repair ProgramPosted on July 22, 2013
The Office of Housing and Community Development is currently accepting applications to its’ Residential Emergency Repair Program (RERP). RERP loans are available to low-and moderate-income homeowners who are interested in repairing and improving their primary residence. The RERP loan can be used for roof repairs, electrical and plumbing work, sewer improvements, termite treatment and damages […]
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East Hawaiʻi Communities At The TablePosted on July 22, 2013
HILO, HAWAIʻI–On Fri., Jul. 19, seven East Hawaiʻi homestead community associations came together to review and sign a memoradum of agreement (MOA) between the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands and their respective organizations for the disbursement of community benefit funds received annually from Waiākea Center. The seven associations are: Panaʻewa Hawaiian Home Lands Community Association, […]
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HHC Meeting On KauaʻiPosted on July 18, 2013
Download a PDF version of this flier Notice of Annual Hawaiian Homes Commission Regular Meetings Held on Kaua‘i On Monday, July 22, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. and Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. at Līhu‘e State Building (3060 ‘Eiwa Street, Līhu‘e, Kaua‘i) Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance […]
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Beneficiary Outreach on Oʻahu Island Plan Ramps Up This WeekPosted on July 17, 2013
WAIPAHŪ, OʻAHU – Dozens of Oʻahu Hawaiian homes beneficiaries helped launch the first of three Beneficiary Consultation meetings being held islandwide this week for the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands’ Oʻahu Island Plan. The Department is developing the Oʻahu Island Plan to guide management and development of trust lands on Oʻahu over the next 20 […]
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DHHL Ramps Up O’ahu Island Plan OutreachPosted on July 10, 2013
DHHL RAMPS UP OʻAHU ISLAND PLAN OUTREACH Beneficiary Manaʻo on DHHL Land Use Designations Sought FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 10, 2013 Download a PDF version of this news release KAPOLEI, O‘AHU — The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands invites beneficiaries to participate in planning the future of Hawaiian Home Lands on O‘ahu. The Department is […]
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2014 Legislative Package – Recommendations for ProposalsPosted on July 10, 2013
Download the DHHL 2014 Legislative Proposal Form PDF Each September, the department prepares and submits legislative proposals for inclusion in the Governor’s Administrative Package for the next year’s session of the Hawaii State Legislature. For the 2014 package, the department will solicit recommendations from the public for legislative proposals through July 31, 2013. Proposal Submittal […]
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Ka Makana Ali’i Community BriefingPosted on July 8, 2013
Community Briefing Please join Hawaii DeBartolo Hawai’i to hear about plans for Ka Makana Ali’i, Kapolei’s mixed-use center on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Kapolei Middle School Cafeteria, 91-5335 Kapolei Parkway Refreshments will be served. Program starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information about Ka Makana Ali‘i, please visit […]
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Will Continue to Seek Community Input on Big Island Critical Habitat ProposalPosted on July 2, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 2, 2013 Download a PDF version of this release View Testimony by HHC Chair Masagatani Honolulu, HI – U.S. Representative Colleen Hanabusa (HI-01), a member of the House Committee on Natural Resources, announced the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will hold an additional public informational meeting on a proposal to designate […]
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HHC Rejects Anahola Green Energy ProjectPosted on June 28, 2013
Hawaiian Homes Commission Rejects Anahola Green Energy Project Overwhelming Opposition by the Anahola Community FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 28, 2013 ANAHOLA, KAUA‘I — The Hawaiian Homes Commission rejected a proposal today by Green Energy Team, LLC, to lease 2,134 acres of Hawaiian home lands in Anahola for its proposed Anahola Renewable Energy Project.The 3-5 vote […]
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Hawaiian Homes Commission On Kaua’iPosted on June 28, 2013
The Hawaiian Homes Commission met with the Anahola community last night, and reconvened in a formal Commission meeting this morning, both meetings held at Kapa’a Elementary School. The Commission is slated to make a final decision concerning a commercial lease to Green Energy Team for a renewable energy project in Anahola. Staff recommendations submittal to […]
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Blasting to Resume at DHHL Construction Site in WaimeaPosted on June 24, 2013
Blasting scheduled for July 8-31, from 2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 24, 2013 Download a PDF version of this release WAIMEA, HAWAIʻI — The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is alerting residents, business owners and nearby property owners that its contractors Goodfellow Construction and Blasting Technology will be conducting further blasting […]
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‘Aina Mauna Legacy Program Humu’ula Game Management Pilot ProjectPosted on June 21, 2013
June 21,2013 Visit the Humu’ula Hunting Project Beneficiary Consultation page for more information Download a PDF version of this invitiation letter Dear Hawai’i Island Beneficiaries: This letter is an invitation for you to attend an upcoming informational Beneficiary Consultation meeting. Two meetings are scheduled; one for West Hawai’i communities and one for East Hawai’i communities. […]
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2014 Legislative Package – Recommendations for ProposalsPosted on June 20, 2013
Download the DHHL 2014 Legislative Proposal Form PDF Each September, the department prepares and submits legislative proposals for inclusion in the Governor’s Administrative Package for the next year’s session of the Hawaii State Legislature. For the 2014 package, the department will solicit recommendations from the public for legislative proposals through July 31, 2013. Proposal Submittal […]
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Informational Meeting, HHC Meeting Regarding Anahola Renewable Energy ProjectPosted on June 19, 2013
Public Information Meeting and Special Commission Meeting Regarding the Green Energy Team’s Proposed General Lease for 2,143 acres of land in Anahola Download a  PDF version of this meeting notice letter Visit the Anahola Renewable Energy Project Beneficiary Consultation page Aloha Anahola Beneficiaries: As many of you know, the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) […]
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HUD Awards $40 Million In Housing Counseling GrantsPosted on June 18, 2013
HUD AWARDS $40 MILLION IN HOUSING COUNSELING GRANTS HUD funding critical to support hundreds of counseling agencies nationwide FOR RELEASE Tuesday, June 18, 2013 WASHINGTON – As part of its continuing effort to assist families and individuals with their housing needs and to prevent future foreclosures, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) […]
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Papakōlea Community Meeting Presentation – June 17, 2013Posted on June 17, 2013
This presentation was given by Department of Hawaiian Home Lands staff at the community meeting for our beneficiaries in Kalāwahine, Kewalo, and Papakōlea, held Monday, June 17, 2013. The presentation includes an update on the Oʻahu Island Plan, development projects in the Papakōlea community, as well as the five areas of focus for the current […]
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HHC June Meetings on OʻahuPosted on June 10, 2013
Notice of Annual Hawaiian Homes Commission Regular Meetings Held on Oʻahu On Monday, June 17, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. and Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at 12:30 p.m. at Hale Ponoʻī, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (91-5420 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, Hawaiʻi) Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC […]
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HHC Special Meeting June 14 in KapoleiPosted on June 7, 2013
HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION SPECIAL MEETING 91-5420 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, Hawaiʻi Friday, June 14, 2013, 12:30 p.m. ORDER OF BUSINESS Roll Call Approval of Agenda PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON AGENDIZED ITEMS OFFICE OF THE CHAIRMAN C-1     Update of Department of Hawaiian Home Lands – Green Energy Team Negotiations (For Information) C-2     Review of […]
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Governor Releases $41.2 Million for Various CIPs StatewidePosted on June 6, 2013
Waiohuli Hawaiian Homesteaders Association among recipients NEWS RELEASE NEIL ABERCROMBIE Governor FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 6, 2013 Download a PDF version of this release HONOLULU – Spurring continued job growth and positive economic momentum, Gov. Neil Abercrombie today announced the release of more than $41.2 million for capital improvement projects (CIP) ranging from state health […]
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Homesteaders Plant Native Trees at Panaʻewa ZooPosted on June 5, 2013
HILO, HAWAIʻI – Ten Hawaiian homesteaders were among a group of East Hawaiʻi leaders planting native Hawaiian trees at the Panaʻewa Zoo last month. The planting project aimed to increase awareness of the cultural legacy tied to our native Hawaiian plants, and as a result, strengthen community pride and inspire future generations to mālama ʻāina. […]
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Kumuhau Welcomes Six New ʻOhanaPosted on June 1, 2013
WAIMĀNALO, OʻAHU – Our Waimānalo Hawaiian Homes community is growing thanks to a partnership with Honolulu Habitat for Humanity. Today, six Hawaiian ʻohana celebrated the start of construction on their self-help homes in the Kumuhau subdivision of Waimānalo. The Ah Yee, Gomes, Joseph, Kam, Kane, and Lai ʻOhana were joined by State Senator Laura Thielen, […]
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DHHL Application Wait Lists Updated To June 30, 2012Posted on May 24, 2013
After some delay due to technical difficulties, DHHL Application Wait Lists updated to June 30, 2012, were posted to our site today. Check the lists on our Wait List page at: DHHL Application Wait Lists For information on applying for a Hawaiian Homestead award, please see: Applying for Hawaiian Home Lands
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DHHL Audit Briefing Slide PresentationPosted on May 23, 2013
 Click to download a PDF of the DHHL slide presentation to the Senate Committee on Tourism and Hawaiian Affairs on May 23, 2013
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Approval of Criteria, Process and Next Steps to Remove the Moratorium on Subdivisions and Transfer of Agriculture and Pastoral LeasesPosted on May 22, 2013
STATE OF HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS May 20, 2013 To: Chairman and Members, Hawaiian Homes Commission Through: Darrell Yagodich, Planning Program Manager From: Bob Freitas, Planner Subject: Approval of Criteria, Process and Next Steps to Remove the Moratorium on Subdivisions and Transfer of Agriculture and Pastoral Leases View the complete document and download […]
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Hawai’i Community College Dedicates 46th DHHL HomePosted on May 15, 2013
Another brand new home has been designed and constructed by Hawaiʻi Community College students in Hilo, Hawaiʻi. This is the 46th home built by the college since the school launched its Model Home Program in 1965. The best part of the program, according to students and organizers: the annual ceremony where the house keys are […]
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HHC May 2013 Meetings on Moloka’iPosted on May 14, 2013
Notice of Annual Hawaiian Homes Commission Regular Meetings On Moloka’i On Monday, May 20, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. and Tuesday, May 21, at 11:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. (Time changed as of 5/14) at Kūlana ‘Ōiwi Multi-Purpose Conference Room (600 Maunaloa Highway, Kalamaula) Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on […]
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Department Responds To Star-Advertiser ArticlesPosted on May 8, 2013
Department Responds To Star-Advertiser Articles The following is the un-edited opinion piece which was submitted to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser in response to their recent series of articles critical of our Department May 8, 2013 The Star-Advertiser’s three day series highlights a critical challenge facing this Administration: how to effectively manage DHHL’s land resources with severely […]
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DeBartolo Announces Expanded Ka Makana Ali‘i Phase OnePosted on May 3, 2013
DEBARTOLO DEVELOPMENT ANNOUNCES LARGER 700,000-SQUARE-FOOT DEPARTMENT STORE-ANCHORED PHASE ONE FOR KA MAKANA ALI‘I First phase of 1.4 million-square-foot mixed-use regional shopping center will feature 75 shops and restaurants, a cinema, department store, hotel and supermarket FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 3, 2013 Download a PDF version of this release TAMPA, FL (May 3, 2013) – DeBartolo […]
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Legislature Passes Record $9.6 Million Budget for DHHL OperationsPosted on May 2, 2013
Legislature Passes $9.6 Million for DHHL Operations, Largest General Funds Appropriation In Department’s History  First appropriation of general funds for the state agency since 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 2, 2013 Download a PDF version of this release KAPOLEI, HAWAI‘I – The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) today received critical legislative support for a […]
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Blasting Through May 31 At DHHL Site In WaimeaPosted on April 26, 2013
NEWS RELEASE April 26, 2013 Blasting Scheduled Through May 31 at DHHL Construction Site in Waimea Blasting Scheduled Monday through Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Starting Next Week WAIMEA, HAWAIʻI — The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is alerting residents, business owners and nearby property owners that after multiple test blasts conducted last […]
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Nānākuli Housing Corporation Dedicates Affordable Hawaiian HomesteadPosted on April 24, 2013
NĀNĀKULI HOUSING CORPORATION DEDICATES AFFORDABLE HOUSING MODEL FOR HAWAIIANS Innovative design a realized dream of NHC Founder, the late Paige Kawelo Barber FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 24, 2013 Download a PDF version of this release Download a PDF of the event program NĀNĀKULI, HI — Governor Neil Abercrombie and Hawaiian Homes Commission Chair Jobie Masagatani […]
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First O‘ahu Island Plan Workshop Held TodayPosted on April 20, 2013
O‘ahu beneficiaries joined Hawaiian Homes commissioners and DHHL staff today to kick off the first of three Open House workshops on the O‘ahu Island Plan at Waipahu High School. The DHHL Planning Office is developing the O‘ahu Island Plan (OIP), and your mana‘o is crucial to the planning process. One of the first opportunities to […]
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Governor Names Young Deputy to the DirectorPosted on April 19, 2013
HONOLULU – Gov. Neil Abercrombie today announced the appointment of Darrell T. Young to the position of deputy director of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, effective May 1, 2013. Young is currently serving as the director of communications and acting deputy director. “Darrell is a results-driven, team-oriented individual with more than 27 years of […]
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Further Blasting Planned at Lālāmilo in WaimeaPosted on April 18, 2013
  Further Blasting Operations Planned at DHHL Construction Site in Waimea Blasting scheduled for Apr. 24, 25, 26, from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 18, 2013 Download a PDF version of this release WAIMEA, HAWAIʻI — The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is alerting residents, business owners and nearby property owners […]
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State Releases Audit, Responses, of DHHL Homestead Services DivisionPosted on April 17, 2013
The Hawai’i state auditor has released “Audit of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands’ Homestead Services Division,” along with DHHL responses. Click to download a PDF of the auditor’s report
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Oʻahu Island Plan Beneficiary Outreach LaunchedPosted on April 17, 2013
  DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS LAUNCHES BENEFICIARY OUTREACH FOR OʻAHU ISLAND PLAN Beneficiary Manaʻ o Crucial to DHHL Planning Process NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 16, 2013 Download a PDF version of this release KAPOLEI, OʻAHU — The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands invites beneficiaries to take part in planning the future of […]
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Hawaiian Homes Commission April 2013 MeetingsPosted on April 16, 2013
Download a PDF version of this notice More information on the Hawaiian Homes Commission Meetings page Notice of Hawaiian Homes Commission Regular Meeting Monday, April 22, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. at Hale Pono’ī, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands 91-5420 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, O’ahu 96707 HHC Regular Meeting will reconvene on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 12:00 […]
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Notice of Blasting: LālāmiloPosted on April 15, 2013
BLASTING TECHNOLOGY, INC. NOTICE OF BLASTING Download a PDF version of this notice OVERVIEW Starting approximately in early April 2013 and continuing until completion, we will conduct drilling and blasting in order to facilitate rock excavation on the Lalamilo Housing Phase 2A project site which is near your property. Prior to blasting, the blast area will be blocked […]
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CALL TO ACTION! – 2013 State BudgetPosted on April 11, 2013
Aloha kākou: Today, April 11, marked the beginning of the Legislature’s conference committee on the State’s budget. The conference committee is made up of all the members of the Senate Ways and Means Committee and the House Finance Committee, and this is the time the final budget decisions will be made. In the House version […]
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Manalani English, Miss Aloha Hula 2013 No Ka ‘Āina Ho‘opulapulaPosted on April 5, 2013
Ho‘omaika‘i to Waiohuli Hawaiian homesteader Manalani English on winning the coveted title of Miss Aloha Hula at the 50th Annual Merrie Monarch Hula Festival. Such an accomplishment is a true testament of an ‘ōlapa’s dedication to the practice, art, and lifestyle of hula. Your skill and grace certainly raise the bar for next year’s ‘ōlapa. […]
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Project Action Planning Nonprofit Workshop Moloka‘iPosted on March 28, 2013
Hi‘ilei Aloha LLC is proud to present “Project Action Planning” A training workshop for nonprofits Download a PDF of this flier and registration form Workshop trainers: Gigi Cairel, Hi‘ilei Aloha LLC Paul Richards, Waimānalo Hawaiian Homes Association Date: Saturday, April 13, 2013 Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM (check-in at 8:30 AM) Cost: No cost […]
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DHHL Staff, Homesteaders Honor Prince KūhiōPosted on March 25, 2013
Photographer Phillip Spalding captured the spirit of Saturdayʻs parade and its participants. Here are a few shots of DHHL staff and beneficiaries honoring the Prince. [nggallery id=51] The full gallery of Phillip Spaldingʻs photos can be seen here.
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LUC Designates Ka Makana Ali‘i Mixed-UsePosted on March 13, 2013
Hawai‘i DeBartolo Completes Land Use Commission Process Designating Ka Makana Ali‘i Mixed-Use DeBartolo Proceeds with Entitlement Permits to Break Ground on First Regional Shopping Center to be Built in Hawai‘i in More Than 30 Years NEWS RELEASE Download a PDF of this news release HONOLULU, Mar. 13, 2013 – Hawai’i DeBartolo recently completed the Land […]
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Public Hearings: Maui Renewable Energy ProjectsPosted on March 13, 2013
PUBLIC NOTICE PROPOSED DISPOSITION OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS Island of Maui Download a PDF version of this public notice View the Beneficiary Consultation page for this project Public Notice is hereby given that the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) intends to issue general leases, pursuant to Chapter 171-95.3, Hawaii Revised […]
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March 2013 HHC Regular Meeting, Kapolei Community MeetingPosted on March 11, 2013
Notice of Annual Hawaiian Homes Commission Regular Meeting Monday, March 18, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. at Hale Pono’ī, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands 91-5420 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, O’ahu 96707 HHC Regular Meeting will reconvene on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 12:00 p.m. at the Hale Pono’ī, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands 91-5420 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, O’ahu […]
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Five-Megawatt Kalaeloa Solar Farm Now Generating Power on OahuPosted on March 8, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Five-Megawatt Kalaeloa Solar Farm Now Generating Power on Oahu HONOLULU, March 8, 2013 – Today, Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie will join representatives of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) and Hawaiian Electric Company in a dedication ceremony for a new five-megawatt Kalaeloa Solar Farm in West Oahu. The event is hosted […]
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Masagatani Confirmed as Chair of Hawaiian Homes CommissionPosted on March 8, 2013
NEWS RELEASE Masagatani Confirmed As Chair of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Senate makes permanent Gov. Abercrombie’s appointment HONOLULU, HAWAIʻI, Mar. 8, 2013 — The Hawaiʻi State Senate today confirmed Ms. Jobie Masagatani as Chair of the Hawaiian Homes Commission and Director of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands. This action by the Senate makes permanent […]
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Beneficiary Consultation: Removing Ag and Pastoral MoratoriumsPosted on March 7, 2013
MORATORIUM BENEFICIARY CONSULTATION PAGE AND FEEDBACK FORM February 15, 2013 Aloha Homestead Farmers and Ranchers: Subject: INVITATION TO ATTEND INFORMATIONAL MEETING REGARDING THE IMPLEMENTATION PLAN TO REMOVE THE MORATORIUM ON SUBDIVISIONS AND TRANSFER OF AGRICULTURE AND PASTORAL LEASES On January 15, 2013, the Hawaiian Homes Commission authorized the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) to […]
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Public Hearings: Anahola Renewable Energy ProjectPosted on March 5, 2013
PUBLIC NOTICE PROPOSED DISPOSITION OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECT Anahola, Island of Kauai Download a PDF version of this public notice View the Beneficiary Consultation page for this project The public is invited to comment on a proposed renewable energy project pursuant to Section 171-95.3, Hawaii Revised Statutes, as amended. Public Notice […]
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Free Advocacy Training Feb. 26 at DHHLPosted on February 25, 2013
Click to download 4 for all flyer – DHHL KAPOLEI.pdf Sign up today at www.bemyvoicehawaii.org or call 531-5502. Our organization is holding what we call advocacy training in Kapolei for anyone in Kapolei and along the Leeward Coast on: Information & Training: Tuesday, February 26 5:30-7:00pm DHHL Kapolei Hale Pono‘i Free dinner & fun childcare […]
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30 Day DOI Comment Period for Act 174 (HI 2012)Posted on February 25, 2013
 Click to download Act 174 DHHL Packet 130225.pdf Aloha, My name is Ka‘i‘ini Kaloi, and I am the Director for the Office of Native Hawaiian Relations at the U.S. Department of the Interior. I am writing to ask for your comments on Act 174, 2012 Hawai‘i Session Laws, proposing to amend the Hawaiian Homes Commission […]
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Gov. Abercrombie Visits DHHLPosted on February 8, 2013
Governor Neil Abercrombie visited Department of Hawaiian Home Lands staff including Jobie Masagatani, DHHL Interim Director and Chair-Designate for the Hawaiian Homes Commission. The informal meet and greet at DHHL headquarters in Kapolei comes just two days after a Senate committee recommended approving Gov. Abercrombie’s nominee to run DHHL. “I have complete confidence in her […]
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Call to Action: Nelson Case & DHHL BudgetPosted on January 24, 2013
As statewide meetings with beneficiary leaders continue to discuss the Nelson v. Hawaiian Homes Commission lawsuit and the DHHL Budget, many of our beneficiaries are asking the Department what beneficiaries can do to kōkua? As some of you may know, the 2013 Legislative Session is a critical one for the future of the Hawaiian home lands trust and its beneficiaries […]
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Congratulations Heanu & Mahoe ʻOhana!Posted on January 22, 2013
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Nelson Case Meetings Kick Off in WaimānaloPosted on January 10, 2013
WAIMĀNALO, OʻAHU — Hawaiian Homes Commission Chairman-Designate Jobie Masagatani and Department of Hawaiian Home Lands staff met with beneficiary leaders at Ka Hoʻoilina Na Kūhiō Community Center in Waimānalo Wednesday night to discuss the Nelson V. Hawaiian Homes Commission court case as well as the Department’s current budget proposal. In early 2012, the Hawaii Supreme Court provided […]
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HHC Meetings January 2013Posted on January 10, 2013
The Hawaiian Homes Commission regular monthly meetings are scheduled for January 14-15, 2013. More information and agenda can be found on the HHC Meetings 2013 page.
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Aloha ‘Oe, Senator Inouye, MahaloPosted on December 18, 2012
The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands wishes to express our condolences to the family of Senator Daniel K. Inouye on his passing. It is said, his final word was, “Aloha.” Mahalo, good Senator, for your lifetime of service to your country and to the people of Hawai’i. Aloha ‘oe, until we meet again.    
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2012 Public Notice To Successors PublishedPosted on December 10, 2012
 PUBLIC NOTICE TO SUCCESSORS 2012 DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS HOMESTEAD SERVICES DIVISION APPLICATIONS BRANCH NOTICE TO POSSIBLE SUCCESSORS OF THE FOLLOWING DECEASED APPLICANTS, WHO DIED ON OR AFTER OCTOBER 26, 1998, AND FAILED TO DESIGNATE A SUCCESSOR TO THEIR HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS APPLICATION RIGHTS UNDER HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT, 1920, AS AMENDED: Please see the […]
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HHC December Meetings, Nānākuli-Wai‘anae Community MeetingPosted on December 7, 2012
Notice of Annual Hawaiian Homes Commission Regular Meeting Monday, December 17, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. at Hale Pono‘ī, Dept.of Hawaiian Home Lands (91-5420 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei O‘ahu) If the HHC Regular Meeting Agenda items are not completed on Monday, the meeting will be recessed to Tuesday at 1:00 p.m., to be announced at the Monday meeting’s […]
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Films On Homelessness To Be ShownPosted on December 6, 2012
Papa Ola Lokahi 894 Queen Street Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 Phone: 808 597-6550 PRESS RELEASE The public is invited to view free showings of two critically acclaimed film presentations on homelessness and to a discussion on this critically important topic by the Hawai’i State Coordinator on Homelessness, Colin Kippen. DATE: Thursday, December 13, 2012 TIME: 6:00pm […]
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Full Scholarship for Native Hawaiian to Attend DC-Based Native Leadership programPosted on December 6, 2012
From: Kawika Riley kawikar@oha.org Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2012 6:43 AM To: NHPI.Network@umich.edu Cc: glebel@gwu.edu Subject: Full Scholarship Available for Native Hawaiian to Attend DC-Based Native Leadership program Aloha Kākou — I hope that this email finds everyone well. I’m writing you because the George Washington University’s Native American Political Leadership program wants to give a […]
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DHHL Budget Request FY2014 & FY 2015Posted on December 4, 2012
What is the issue? The Nelson Case Article XII, Section I of the Hawaii State Constitution states: “The legislature shall make sufficient sums available for the following purposes: (1) development of home, agriculture, farm and ranch lots; (2) home, agriculture, aquaculture, farm and ranch loans; (3) rehabilitation projects to include, but not limited to, educational, economic, political, […]
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Ford Institute Leadership Program GraduatesPosted on December 3, 2012
FORD INSTITUTE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM (FILP) AND HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION LEADERSHIP HONORS ANOTHER COHORT OF LEADERS Auamo I Nā Alaka‘i (AINA) PRESS RELEASE Nov. 30, 2012 Click to download a PDF of this release HILO, HAWAI‘I. The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) partnering with the Ford Institute Leadership Program in collaboration with the […]
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OHA Unveils $8.9M In Grant MoniesPosted on November 26, 2012
Read the original story on CivilBeat.com The Office of Hawaiian Affairs has identified a priority list for $8.9 million in grant money that community organizations across the state can now apply for. According to an OHA press release, “At the top of the priority list are grant proposals aimed at improving nutrition and physical activity […]
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HCA Helps Homeowners In ForeclosurePosted on November 19, 2012
  HAWAIIAN COMMUNITY ASSETS HELPS HOMEOWNERS WITH FORECLOSURE, APPLICATIONS FOR MONETARY COMPENSATION December 31 final deadline for independent review of wrongful foreclosure; last chance to apply for possible monetary compensation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 19, 2012 Download a PDF of this release HONOLULU – As a December deadline fast approaches for homeowners to apply for an independent review […]
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PV Class at KCC in time for Anahola Solar JobsPosted on November 15, 2012
In December 2011, KIUC Renewable Solutions awarded a contract to REC Solar for a 12-megawatt solar farm. The project is being undertaken by the Homestead Community Development Corporation, a tax-exempt arm of the Anahola Hawaiian Homes Association. It will be built on 55 acres of Hawaiian Home Lands in Anahola. The $50 million project will create […]
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2012 HCF Native Hawaiian Scholarship ‘AhaPosted on November 14, 2012
Click to download a PDF of the Scholarship ‘Aha Schedule November through January is a busy time for scholarship outreach events. Attached is a statewide scholarship outreach event schedule that has also been posted on our website. It’s consists of 18 evening events open to the public, where various scholarship providers, share information about their […]
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Hawaiian Homes Commission November 19 Waimānalo Community MeetingPosted on November 13, 2012
Notice of Annual Hawaiian Homes Commission Regular Meeting Monday, November 19, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. at Hale Pono’ī, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands 91-5420 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, O’ahu 96707 HHC Regular Meeting will reconvene on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 1:00 p.m. at the Hale Pono’ī, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands 91-5420 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, O’ahu […]
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WOW Farm: A Model for the StatePosted on November 8, 2012
Governor Neil Abercrombie and other state entities, such as the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, visited Waimea for a discussion led by WOW Farm owner, Mike Hodson, on a self-sustainability initiative dealing with agriculture. Check out this story and more from ʻŌiwi TV – Na Ka Hawaiʻi, No Ka Hawaiʻi!
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Hawaiian Homes Commission Special Meeting November 9Posted on November 5, 2012
STATE OF HAWAIʻI DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION SPECIAL MEETING Hale Ponoʻī, 91-5420 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, Oʻahu November 9, 2012, 8:30 a.m. Download a PDF version of this notice ORDER OF BUSINESS Roll Call Approval of Agenda B – PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON AGENDIZED ITEM   H – ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE OFFICE H-1 Department […]
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OHA Fiscal Biennium 2014-2015 GrantsPosted on November 2, 2012
For more information, please see www.oha.org Download the OHA Public Notice newspaper ad The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA), Resource Management – Transitional Assistance Program (TAP) proudly announces its exciting new Community Grants Program (CGP) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014. Our purpose is to provide, via community partnerships and grants, access to social services and […]
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I Mana Ka Lāhui – OHA Grants Program PreviewsPosted on November 1, 2012
Click to download a PDF of all the event fliers Hear a preview about culture and land OHA grants. OHA will be previewing its grants program to organizations at a series of meetings. Reservations are required as there are a limited number of seats at each venue, which will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. East Hawai‘i […]
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Tsunami Warning!Posted on October 27, 2012
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Lālāmilo Paving and Lane ClosuresPosted on October 22, 2012
NEWS RELEASE Water System Connections and Paving at the Intersection of Kawaihae Road and South Kohala Distribution Road Motorists advised to drive cautiously Lālāmilo Offsite Water System 16-Inch and 12-Inch Transmission Mains FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 22, 2012 Download a PDF version of this release WAIMEA, HAWAI’I — The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands would […]
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Kānehili Open Market This FridayPosted on October 17, 2012
Join our Kapolei neighbors this Friday, October 19, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Hawai’i Maoli parking lot in the Kanehili subdivision for another of their popular Open Markets. Download a PDF of the flier
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Homestead Communities Can Apply For EPA AssistancePosted on October 17, 2012
Assistance from EPA EPA’s Request for Letters of Interest has been posted on the Building Blocks page at http://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/buildingblocks.htm#afepa Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities provides quick, targeted technical assistance using a wide variety of tools designed to help stimulate a discussion about growth and strengthen local capacity to implement sustainable approaches. EPA will select up […]
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Nānākuli Village Center PresentationPosted on October 10, 2012
This is the Powerpoint presentation made by Chair-Designate Jobie Masagatani this evening at Nānākuli High School concerning the Nānākuli Village Center. Click to download a PDF of this presentation Click to download a PDF of Chronology on NHHCA – LI 597/GL281
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Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting with the Leiali‘i and Lahaina Homestead CommunitiesPosted on October 9, 2012
Click to download a PDF version of this flier Notice of Annual Hawaiian Homes Commission Regular Meeting Monday, October 22, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Lahaina Civic Center 1840 Honoapi‘ilani Hwy., Lahaina, Hawai‘i 96761 HHC Regular Meeting will reconvene on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 12:00 p.m. at the Lahaina Civic Center […]
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DHHL Breaks Ground For Lālāmilo Waimea HomesteadsPosted on October 3, 2012
HAWAIIAN HOMES BREAKS GROUND FOR SECOND PHASE OF HOMESTEAD SUBDIVISION IN WAIMEA, HAWAI‘I Lālāmilo Subdivision, Phase 2A, Increment 1, Future Home to 83 Hawaiian ‘Ohana FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, October 3, 2012 Download a PDF of this release Event Program PDF Project Info Sheet PDF Site Map PDF Video of the groundbreaking ceremony .mov WAIMEA, […]
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Joint HHC-OHA Boards Meeting Oct. 9Posted on October 1, 2012
JOINT MEETING OF THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION and THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS BOARD OF TRUSTEES  Tuesday, October 9, 2012 10:00 a.m. Hale Pono’ī Department of Hawaiian Home Lands 91-5420 Kapolei Parkway Kapolei, HI 96707 Click for PDF of agenda Download OHA presentation ppsx Download DHHL presentation PDF Download DHHL Commissioner Aiu presentation PDF
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2012 Homestead Leadership ConferencePosted on September 30, 2012
The 2012 DHHL Homestead Leadership Conference is under way at the Ala Moana Hotel. Conference materials will be posted on the conference page as they become available. 2012 DHHL Homestead Leadership Conference page
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Oct. 5 Kapolei Open Market and Movie NightPosted on September 28, 2012
Get ready for open market and MOVIE NIGHT! On October 5th we’ll be showing The Avengers on the big screen under our big, white tent. Bring your family and friends to this wonderful event. Remember, this event is FREE and open to the public. Beach chairs and blankets are welcomed. Please, no coolers. The Prince […]
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USDA: 80 to 110 Native Hawaiian women farmers, ranchers may be eligible for claimsPosted on September 26, 2012
Claims Filing Period for Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Who Claim Past Discrimination at USDA to Open on September 24, 2012 Those Eligible Must File Claims No Later Than March 25, 2013 Release No. 0309.12 Contact: Office of Communications (202)720-4623 Download a PDF of this release Download USDA Framework 011312 Final.pdf WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2012- Agriculture Secretary […]
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U.S. Rep. Hanabusa Discusses Tough D.C. Climate for DHHLPosted on September 25, 2012
KAPOLEI, OʻAHU – Today, Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa met with Hawaiian Homes Commission Chair-Designate Jobie Masagatani and Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) staff to discuss critical issues facing the Department and its beneficiaries. U.S. Rep. Hanabusa was quick to lay out the financial and political realities facing the Department in Washington D.C., and urged DHHL […]
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La‘i ‘Ōpua Welcomes Blitz Build HomesteadersPosted on September 22, 2012
LA’I ‘ŌPUA, HAWAI’I — Today five native Hawaiian ‘ohana received the keys to their new homes in the Hawaiian homestead community of La’i ‘Ōpua, Kona, Hawai’i. “This isn’t just a home for me, but for my children and grandchildren,” said Edwina Fujimoto, whose mother Marjorie V. K. Fujimoto has been on the Hawaiian Homes wait […]
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DHHL Breaks Ground For Pi‘ilani Mai Ke Kai, Phase IIPosted on September 19, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, September 19, 2012 HAWAIIAN HOMES BREAKS GROUND FOR SECOND PHASE OF HOMESTEAD SUBDIVISION IN ANAHOLA, KAUA‘I Pi’ilani Mai Ke Kai Subdivision, Phase II, Future Home to 51 Hawaiian ‘Ohana Click to download a PDF version of this release Groundbreaking ceremony video (13mb) Jobie Masagatani, Gov Abercrombie speeches video (135mb) ANAHOLA, KAUA‘I – Governor […]
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Kona Meeting on Burglaries and Car Thefts TuesdayPosted on September 10, 2012
Informational Meeting on Burglaries and Car Thefts To Be Held Tuesday Meeting to be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Konawaena High School Cafeteria Police and members of the administration are holding an informational meeting Tuesday night regarding the recent rash of burglaries and car thefts in the County of Hawaii, and particularly in Kona. […]
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Hawaiian Homes Commission Meetings in Hilo, KaʻūPosted on September 7, 2012
Notice of Annual Hawaiian Homes Commission Regular Meeting Monday, September 17, 2012 at 12:00 p.m.  at DHHL East Hawai‘i District Office 160 Baker Avenue, Keaukaha, Hilo, Hawai‘i HHC Regular Meeting will reconvene on Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 9:30 a.m. at the Nā‘ālehu Community Center 95-5635 Māmalahoa Highway, Nā‘ālehu Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting with the East Hawai‘i and […]
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Affordable Housing & CDFIs Stakeholder MeetingPosted on September 7, 2012
You’re invited to join a strategic discussion with local and national industry leaders on the state of CDFIs, affordable housing, and financial education services for Hawaiian Families! When: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 from 2:00—4:30pm Cost: Free Where: Hawaii Convention Center Who: Hawaii CDFIs, HUD housing counseling agencies, housing developers, County Housing Agencies, community members Featuring Local and National […]
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HHC West Hawaiʻi Informational Kūkā Saturday, August 25Posted on August 16, 2012
WHAT: Kūkā Sessions, Talk-Story on Issues, Water, Agriculture, Aquaculture WHERE: Kawaihae: 61-4016 Ka Opaie St. (end of Kailapa St. where the cluster mailboxes are and the site of the planned children’s park.) WHEN: Saturday, August 25, 2012, 9 am—3 pm West Hawaii District, Moku O Keawe NOTICE OF HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION INFORMATIONAL GATHERING: KŪKĀ SESSION On […]
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Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting on Lāna’i, Monday and TuesdayPosted on August 14, 2012
The Hawaiian Homes Commission will meet on Lāna’i, next Monday and Tuesday, and will hold a community meeting Monday night. For more information and agendas, please visit the Hawaiian Homes Commission meetings page.
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KŌKUA: Laʻi ʻŌpua Blitz Build in SeptemberPosted on August 13, 2012
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS! The Laʻi ʻŌpua Blitz Build is less than a month away, and five future Hawaiian homestead ʻohana need your kōkua. With the help of volunteers like you, Habitat For Humanity West Hawaii plans to build homes for these ʻohana in only 10 days starting September 12, 2012. To volunteer, download, complete, and return […]
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Garden Island: Anahola Build-A-ThonPosted on July 30, 2012
3 Anahola families to benefit from August Build-A-Thon The Garden Island | Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2012 12:15 am LIHU‘E — Three Anahola families are benefiting from the efforts of Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity and the Kaua‘i Board of Realtors in Build-A-Thon 2012. On Aug. 4 and 5, real estate professionals and KBR affiliates on Kaua‘i will raise […]
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Anahola Cafe to Serve Students Daily LunchPosted on July 26, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 24, 2012 Community School Partners with Community Kitchen Anahola, Hawaii — Homesteaders living and working on Hawaiian Home Lands have struck a partnership with educators operating a Native Hawaiian Public Charter School on Hawaiian Home Lands. Located in the Anahola Homestead, the Anahola Cafe, a community kitchen operated by the homestead […]
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Habitat for Humanity Info SessionsPosted on July 25, 2012
Are you interested in becoming a homeowner with Honolulu Habitat for Humanity? Download a PDF flier Attend an upcoming Homeownership Information Session*: September 29, 2012 Honolulu ReStore, 922 Austin Lane #C1, Honolulu, HI 96817 9:30am-10:30am October 6, 2012 Waiahole Elementary School, 48-215 Waiahole Valley Road, Kaneohe, HI 96744 9:30am-10-30am October 13, 2012 Waimanalo Distric Park, 41-415 Hihimanu […]
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Maui County First-Time Home Buyer’s Grant ProgramPosted on July 19, 2012
Read the original story on LahainaNews.com Download a program information sheet PDF from Maui County WAILUKU – The County of Maui is commencing with its fourth year of funding for its First-Time Home Buyer’s Grant Program. The program was established to assist low-to-moderate income first-time homebuyers with down payment and/or closing cost assistance. The county’s […]
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HUD Announces $12.7 Million NHHBGPosted on July 18, 2012
HUD NEWS U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Shaun Donovan, Secretary Office of Public Affairs, Washington, DC 20410 HUD ANNOUNCES NEARLY $13 MILLION TO PRODUCE AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR LOW INCOME NATIVE HAWAIIANS 2012 Marks 10th Anniversary of Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant Program HUD No. 12-115 FOR RELEASE Elena Gaona Tuesday (202) 708-0980 […]
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Star-Advertiser: Homesteaders Win Farming GrantPosted on July 18, 2012
By Erika Engle, Star-Advertiser Waimea Hawaiian Homesteaders’ Association Inc. has won a $45,000 grant for its “Farming for the Working Class” program. The program enables Native Hawaiians to farm fallow land, through hands-on training, classroom learning and business training. The system used by Wow Farm to develop a productive greenhouse will be taught to participants […]
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Hawaiian Homes Commission Community Meeting In WaimeaPosted on July 17, 2012
July 23, 2012 HHC Meeting – Waimea, HI 10:30 a.m. Prince Kūhiō Hale, 64-756 Mamālahoa Hwy., Kamuela, HI Flier Agenda Community Meeting – West Hawaiʻi Homestead Communities 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Prince Kūhiō Hale, 64-756 Mamālahoa Hwy., Kamuela, HI Flier/Agenda July 24, 2012 HHC Meeting (continued), Waimea, HI 8:30 a.m. Prince Kūhiō Hale, 64-756 Mamālahoa Hwy., Kamuela, HI Hearings – Waimea, HI […]
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HUD Awards $12.7 Million Native Hawaiian Housing Block GrantPosted on July 17, 2012
Hawaii to Receive $12.7 Million to Help Provide Affordable Housing for Native Hawaiian Families CONGRESSWOMAN MAZIE K. HIRONO PRESS RELEASE July 17, 2012  Washington - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it will award a $12.7 million Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant to build affordable homes and provide other housing support […]
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Ka Nūhou Kauwela 2012 Is Here!Posted on July 13, 2012
In the latest edition of Ka Nūhou, Keaukaha homesteader and local fashion entrepreneur shares the secrets to his success, we visit with Molokaʻi homestead farmers overcoming poor pollination problems one bee at a time, and we celebrate a long-standing partnership that returns Native Hawaiians to the land while giving local college students invaluable real world […]
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AG Warns of E-Mail ScamPosted on July 12, 2012
ATTORNEY GENERAL WARNS PUBLIC OF E-MAIL SCAM For Immediate Release:  July 11, 2012 News Release 2012-20 Download a PDF version of this release HONOLULU – The Department of the Attorney General is investigating an ongoing e-mail scam in which the sender falsely claims to represent the State of Hawaii Unclaimed Property Branch (UPB).  The email […]
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Hawaiian Homes Commission Informational WorkshopPosted on July 10, 2012
HHC Informational Workshop, Kapolei, HI Monday, July 16, 2012, 9:30 a.m., Hale Pono’ī CIP (Capital Improvement Policy) Operating Budget Executive Session Agenda Please see the Hawaiian Homes Commission 2012 Meetings page for more information.
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Molokaʻi Farm Conference (July 26 & 27)Posted on July 9, 2012
ATTENTION ALL FARMERS!!! The Molokaʻi Native Hawaiiian Beginning Farmer Program will host a farm conference on Thursday, July 26, and Friday, July 27, 2012. The conference is free and open to all producers regardless of farming experience. The first day of the Beginning Farmers Conference is filled with educational workshops running from 8 a.m. to […]
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Panaʻewa Celebrates New Athletic FacilityPosted on July 9, 2012
New Pana‘ewa Covered Play Courts, Renovated Family Center Opened COUNTY OF HAWAIʻI DEPARTMENT OF PARKS & RECREATION PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 7, 2012 Hundreds of keiki, parents and kupuna attended Saturday’s grand opening of the $3.1 million Pana‘ewa Covered Play Courts and rededication of the Pana‘ewa Family Center during a public ceremony at […]
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U.S. Supreme Court Decides Not To Hear Corboy v Louie CasePosted on July 2, 2012
High court will not take up challenge to tax exemptions for native Hawaiians By KITV’s  Catherine Cruz HONOLULU – A decision by the nation’s highest court removes a cloud over the Department of Hawaiian Home lands policies, on the day DHHL broke ground for a new subdivision. Gov. Neil Abercrombie made a point of underscoring […]
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DHHL Breaks Ground For New Waimānalo HomesteadPosted on June 29, 2012
NEWS RELEASE DHHL BREAKS GROUND FOR NEW HOMESTEAD IN WAIMĀNALO Kakaʻina first residential project under USDA, Nā Kūpaʻa O Kūhiō partnership FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Download a PDF version of this release Download a PDF of the event program June 29, 2012 WAIMĀNALO, OʻAHU – Governor Neil Abercrombie, community leaders, government officials, and future homesteaders joined Chair-designate Jobie […]
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RFP-13-HHL-001 Humu’ula koa salvage and reforestationPosted on June 28, 2012
Request for Proposals RFP-13-HHL-001 Koa (acacia koa) salvage and reforestation land license on 498 acres, more or less, located in Humuula, Island of Hawaii Posted June 28, 2012 Also published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on June 29, 2012 Expires August 29, 2012, 4:30 p.m. Click the link for the complete information packet
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Lane Closure On South Kohala Distribution RoadPosted on June 26, 2012
Lane Closure On South Kohala Distribution Road due to Construction of Lālāmilo Water System Motorists advised to allow for extra travel time FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 25, 2012 Download a PDF of the Lālāmilo Project Info Sheet WAIMEA, Hawai’i — One lane will be closed along the South Kohala Distribution Road Monday through Friday between 7:00 a.m. […]
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Hawaiian Homes Commission approves Kamehameha Schools leasePosted on June 21, 2012
NEWS RELEASE Hawaiian Homes Commission approves Kamehameha Schools lease FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 21, 2012 Download a PDF version of this release As part of its Ka Pua Initiative across the Wai‘anae Coast, Kamehameha Schools will build a Learning Center at Mā‘ili in full integration with new DHHL homesteads The Hawaiian Homes Commission has approved […]
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Lālāmilo Water System Project UpdatePosted on June 19, 2012
Lālāmilo Offsite Water System 16-Inch and 12-Inch Transmission Mains June 2012 Project Update Updated June 15, 2012 BRIEF DESCRIPTION: A contractor will install approx. 1,082 ft. of 16-inch, and 46 ft. of 8-inch water lines along Kawaihae Road; and approx. 1,061 ft. of 16-inch, 739 ft. of 12-inch, and 29 ft. of 8-inch water lines […]
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HHC Meeting, Papakolea Community Meeting MondayPosted on June 15, 2012
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting – Kapolei, HI Monday, June 18, 2012 9:30 a.m., Hale Pono’ī Flier Agenda Community Meeting – Kalawahine, Kewalo, & Papakolea Homestead Communities 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Papakolea Community Center 2150 Tantalus Drive, Honolulu , O’ahu Flier/Agenda For more information, see the Hawaiian Homes Commission 2012 meetings page.
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U.S. Dept. of Agriculture SUTA Final RulePosted on June 14, 2012
Federal Register Vol. 77, No. 114 Wednesday, June 13, 2012 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service 7 CFR Part 1700 RIN 0572–AC23 Substantially Underserved Trust Areas (SUTA) Download a PDF of the full USDA SUTA release document AGENCY: Rural Utilities Service, USDA. ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) is issuing regulations related […]
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Ka Makana Ali’i First Tenants AnnouncedPosted on June 14, 2012
HAWAI‘I DEBARTOLO ANNOUNCES FIRST TENANTS FOR KA MAKANA ALI‘I Walgreens, 24 Hour Fitness are First Anchors for the Initial Phase of East Kapolei Regional Center, The First to be Built in Hawai‘i in More Than 30 years FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Wally Zimmermann; wally@brightlightmarketing.com; (808) 275‐3001 DOWNLOAD a PDF version of this release KAPOLEI, Hawai‘i […]
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Kailapa Community Resource Center Plan PublishedPosted on June 7, 2012
Click to view the Kailapa plan. Ho‘okumu ka Piko Establishing the Piko Kailapa Community Resource Center Executive Summary The Kailapa Community Center Plan represents a collaborative effort between Kailapa Hawaiian Homesteaders and the University of Hawaii Department of Urban & Regional Planning to envision the future development of a 14 acre plot of land awarded to the community […]
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Homestead Application Wait Lists UpdatedPosted on June 1, 2012
The latest update to our Application Wait Lists has been posted to our Application Wait List web page. The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands typically posts updated application wait lists twice a year. Click the link below to view the latest Application Wait Lists. Homestead Application Wait Lists as of December 31, 2011 Oahu Application Wait […]
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24 Hour Fitness coming to planned Ka Makana Ali’i mall in KapoleiPosted on May 31, 2012
  24 Hour Fitness coming to planned Ka Makana Ali’i mall in Kapolei.
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USDA Extends Rural Business Enterprise Grant DeadlinePosted on May 30, 2012
Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) grants are available to eligible public bodies and private non-profit corporations to finance and facilitate development of small and emerging private business enterprises located in any area under 50,000 in population (all of Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, CNMI except downtown Honolulu). RBEG funds may be used to acquire and develop […]
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May 27 Deadline For Public Notice To SuccessorsPosted on May 25, 2012
DEADLINE THIS SUNDAY FOR RESPONSE TO PUBLIC NOTICE TO SUCCESSORS DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS HOMESTEAD SERVICES DIVISION APPLICATIONS BRANCH Published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on November 20 & 27, 2011. Download the PDF of this Public Notice Download the Request To Be Designated Form NOTICE TO POSSIBLE SUCCESSORS OF THE FOLLOWING DECEASED APPLICANTS, WHO DIED […]
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Waimānalo Town Hall Meeting TonightPosted on May 24, 2012
WAIMĀNALO TOWN HALL MEETING Thursday, May 24, 2012 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Hawaii National Guard Training Center Dining Room Bellows, Waimānalo (Enter from street between Weinberg Village and Jack In the Box) 5:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Refreshments, talk story 6 p.m. – Agency Reports DHHL Report OHA Report Hawaiian Roll Commission Report […]
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Artist Leo Hone Unveils Ka’iulani ImagePosted on May 18, 2012
Artist Leo Hone, famous for her paintings depicting present-day Hawaiians alongside ka ‘uhane of Hawaiian Ali’i perpetuating Hawaiian traditions, tonight unveiled her latest painting at Island Art Galleries at the Royal Hawaiian Center in Waikīkī. Ka Hoʻolina Mōʻī features Princess Kaʻiulani riding paʻu along with modern-day riders. At the unveiling, a narrator recounted the story […]
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Utility Coop and Hawaiians Enter into Agreement on Solar ProjectPosted on May 18, 2012
P.O. Box 646, Anahola, Hawai`i 96703 ● 808.855.2105 Utility Coop and Hawaiians Enter into Agreement on Solar Project FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 18, 2012 Download a PDF of this release Anahola, Kauai – The Kauai Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) and the nonprofit Homestead Community Development Corporation (HCDC) executed a homestead benefits agreement memorializing the partnership […]
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100% Participation In Pi’ihonua Hawaiian Homes Community AssociationPosted on May 17, 2012
The Officers and Board of the Pi’ihonua Hawaiian Homes Community Association is proud to inform you that we have now achieved the goal of having every home in our community belong to the association!!  100% PARTICIPATION! At least one person from each household has taken the opportunity to join and support the PHHCA. We are happy that […]
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HHC Committee on Admin Rules Seeks CommentPosted on May 14, 2012
HHC Ad Hoc Committee on Administrative Rules Seeks Comment Download a PDF of this document Download a PDF of the May 2012 HHC Agenda Item Since August 2011, the Hawaiian Homes Commission Ad Hoc Committee on Administrative Rules has considered a series of policy issues related to the implementation of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act […]
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Governor Makes Appointments to Public Safety Department and DHHLPosted on May 11, 2012
Experienced Leaders Join Abercrombie Administration NEWS RELEASE NEIL ABERCROMBIE, GOVERNOR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 11, 2012 Download a PDF version of this release HONOLULU — Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced the appointment of a new Director of the Department of Hawaiian Homelands (DHHL) and a change at the Public Safety Department (PSD). Department of Public Safety […]
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New Keaukaha Homestead Home Built by Hawaiʻi Community College StudentsPosted on May 10, 2012
                            FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 10, 2012 Dedication Held for New Keaukaha Homestead Home Built by Hawaiʻi Community College Students DHHL-HawCC partnership results in 45th home for Hawaiian home lands beneficiaries HILO, Hawaiʻi – A home built by students in the Hawai‘i Community […]
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Native Hawaiians can sue over funding, high court rulesPosted on May 9, 2012
But they cannot sue over money for homestead lot development By Ken Kobayashi, Star-Advertiser POSTED: 06:26 p.m. HST, May 09, 2012 Read the original article on staradvertiser.com The Hawaii Supreme Court ruled today that Native Hawaiian beneficiaries can press the state for sufficient money for administrative and operating expenses for the Department of Hawaiian Home […]
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La’i ‘Ōpua Receives $5.4M In Grant AwardsPosted on May 3, 2012
Aloha Kakou, On behalf of Laiopua 2020 and West Hawaii Community Health Center, I’m pleased to announce that today the West Hawaii Community Health Center — Health Resource Service Administration grant of $5M was approved and a press release was issued by Senator Inouye, see attached. We are especially thankful to our Congressional delegation: Sen. […]
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Hawaiian Homes Commission Meetings on Kaua’iPosted on May 2, 2012
HHC Meeting Monday, May 14, 2012, 10:o0 a.m. State Office Building Conference Room A, B, and C 3060 ‘Eiwa Street, Līhu’e, Kaua’i Agenda will be available six days prior to the meeting Community Meeting – Kaua’i, HI Monday, May 14, 2012, 6:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School Cafeteria 4431 Nuhou St., Līhu’e, Kaua’i […]
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2012 NAHASDA Community Grants AvailablePosted on May 1, 2012
NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF NAHASDA COMMUNITY GRANTS The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) is seeking competitive proposals from eligible applicants engaged in or that will be engaged in developing, conducting, administering or coordinating assistance programs which will aid eligible DHHL beneficiaries. This NAHASDA Community Grant Program is provided to solicit project and program proposals for NAHASDA funding to […]
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DHHL & UH Partner to Provide Students Real-World ExperiencePosted on April 30, 2012
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 30, 2012 DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS & UNIVERSITY OF HAWAIʻI PARTNER TO PROVIDE STUDENTS REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE Partnership Agreement Signed Today in Kapolei KAPOLEI, HAWAIʻI – The State Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) is teaming up with the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM) to offer architecture and engineering students […]
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29 Kapolei Homestead Lots Awarded TodayPosted on April 21, 2012
April 21, 2012 29 More Kapolei “Green” Homes Offered To DHHL Beneficiaries Hawaiian Home Lands awards first homesteads of 2012 in Kānehili KAPOLEI, HAWAIʻI – The State Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) welcomed another 29 Native Hawaiian families into its “green,” energy efficient Kānehili community today in Kapolei. “Our mission of returning Native Hawaiians to […]
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Highlights from HoolehuaPosted on April 17, 2012
University of Hawaii, College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources, Molokai Extension Service and DHHL working together 2012 Quarterly Report January-March
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MKWA Field Technician/Volunteer Leader PositionPosted on April 17, 2012
MKWA FIELD TECHNICIAN/VOLUNTEER LEADER Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit Mauna Kea Watershed Alliance I. SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), Mauna Kea Watershed Alliance (MKWA), located on the Island of Hawaii. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and […]
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Community Economic Development Funding OpportunityPosted on April 17, 2012
The 2012 Community Economic Development (CED) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) has been published! The full announcement is available for view and download on the following two websites: Grants.gov CED program page Administration for Children and Families Here is the official description of this year’s funding opportunity: For Fiscal Year (FY) 2012, the Department of Health and […]
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AMS Farmers Market Promotion Program 2012Posted on April 17, 2012
Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has announced the FY2012 Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) – applications are being accepted until May 21, 2012. Here is the link to the AMS FMPP Web site where you can find the NOFA and other program information. The FMPP can be an alternative or supplement to the VAPG and RBEG […]
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Honor Prince Kūhiō this Sunday in HiloPosted on April 17, 2012
Join Hawaiʻi Island’s newest Hawaiian civic clubs, Ka ʻAhahui Sīwila ʻo Ke Aloha ʻĀina, as they present He Lā Hoʻohanohano Aliʻi, a celebration honoring Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole, at the ʻImiloa Astronomy Center.  Enjoy entertainment, education, and light pūpū, this Sunday, April 22, 2012, from 1 – 4 p.m.
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IFB-12-HHL-010 Sewage Spill ResponsePosted on April 16, 2012
NOTICE TO BIDDERS INVITATION FOR BID Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Land Development Division IFB NO.:  IFB-12-HHL-010 Go to the IFB-12-HHL-010 information page SEALED BIDS for IFB No.:  IFB-12-HHL-010, SEWERAGE SPILL RESPONSE, Islandof Oahu, State of Hawaii, will be received by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL), at Hale Kalanianaole, 91-5420 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, […]
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New Home for Naone-Bailey ʻOhanaPosted on April 15, 2012
PAPAKŌLEA, OʻAHU – Papakōlea homesteaders Frances and Wallace Naone-Bailey can rest assured that their brand-new house will be a place their kids and grandkids always call home. “Today is ultimately a true celebration of the vision of our Prince Kūhiō,” said Michelle Kaʻuhane, deputy director of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, at the dedication […]
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Deputy Kaʻuhane Testifies Before Senate Indian AffairsPosted on April 13, 2012
HONOLULU – Home ownership for Native Hawaiians was front and center at a legislative field hearing held by U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, at the Oʻahu Veterans Center today. “I know this measure is so important to returning the native Hawaiian people to the ‘āina,” said Senator […]
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Gov. Signs $200m OHA Settlement BillPosted on April 11, 2012
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NAHASDA Community Meetings ScheduledPosted on April 10, 2012
April 4, 2012 Aloha Beneficiaries; The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands will be convening a community meeting in your area to gather your input in the formation of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act (NAHASDA) Five Year Plan and the Annual Housing Plan (AHP). Download a PDF of the meeting announcement and […]
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Students spark conversation on Kauhale projectPosted on April 9, 2012
Architecture students from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa presented their take on the traditional, multi-family Kauhale concept being developed by Hawaiian Home Lands. Students took into account the traditional concept of an extended-family dwelling and spent the last week developing their own approach to the Kauhale design. Interesting features include adjustable walls that allow […]
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Meeting in KapoleiPosted on April 5, 2012
INFORMATIONAL ROUND TABLE MEETING Hawaiian Homes Commission  & Senate Committee on Indian Affairs April 10, 2012, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Hale Pono’i, 91-5420 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, HI 96707
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IFB-12-HHL-012 Printing, Delivering, Mailing Ka NuhouPosted on April 4, 2012
INVITATION FOR BIDS NO. IFB-12-HHL-012 Full details on the IFB-12-HHL-012 page Sealed offers for printing, delivering and mailing Ka Nuhou, a publication for the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, will be received up to and opened at 3:00 p.m., HST, on May 7, 2012 at the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, Kapolei, HI 96707.
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Hawaiian Homes Commission Moloka’i Meetings April 23-24Posted on April 3, 2012
Notice of Annual Hawaiian Homes Commission Regular Meeting On Monday, April 23, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. At the Kūlana ‘Ōiwi Multi-Purpose Conference Room (600 Maunaloa Highway, Kalamaula) If the HHC Regular Meeting Agenda items are not completed on Monday, the meeting will be recessed to Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. (To Be Announced at the Monday […]
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IFB-12 -HHL-003 Puukapu Pastoral Lots Water SystemPosted on April 2, 2012
INVITATION FOR BIDS IFB NO.: IFB-12 -HHL-003 APRIL 2012 SEALED OFFERS FOR PUUKAPU PASTORAL LOTS WATER SYSTEM OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE SERVICES IFB-12-HHL-003 – Click here for more information Puukapu pastoral lots water system operation and maintenance services Posted April 2, 2012 Expires May 9, 2012, 2:00 p.m., HST
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Legislature Passes $200m OHA SettlementPosted on March 31, 2012
Office of Hawaiian Affairs • 711 Kapi‘olani Boulevard, Suite 500 • Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96813 • 808 594-1835 • www.oha.org   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 30, 2012 OHA STATEMENT ON HAWAI‘I LEGISLATURE PASSING THE KAKA‘AKO LAND PROPOSAL HONOLULU — The Hawai‘i Legislature today passed a bill that allows the state to transfer to the Office of Hawaiian […]
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Ka Nuhou Kupulau 2012 Is Here!Posted on March 30, 2012
We are proud to announce the first new Ka Nuhou edition in some time. It is available now in PDF form on this website, and the printed edition should be available soon. To read the new edition right away, click below: Go to the Ka Nuhou 2012 page
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Ka’u Regional Plan Final Draft PostedPosted on March 23, 2012
The final draft of the Ka’u Regional Plan has been posted and the comment period is open. Deadline for comment is 4:30 p.m., April 6, 2012. See also the Hawai’i Regional Plan page. Ka’u Regional Plan March 23, 2012 Final Draft Posted Deadline for comment is 4:30 p.m., April 6, 2012 Address comments to:  DHHL.Planning@hawaii.gov
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HHC Admin Rules Committee Seeks CommentPosted on March 23, 2012
HHC Administrative Rules Update 2011 (Continued) At its regular meeting of August 15, 2011, the Hawaiian Homes Commission approved a process for the consideration of administrative rules, policy decision-making on related issues, and the development of new administrative rules and rule amendments. Upon further consideration of the rules/policy approval process, this committee recommends a revised […]
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REMINDER: Report Flood DamagePosted on March 21, 2012
  Heavy rains, thunderstorms, and even hail hit our islands earlier this month, damaging some Hawai’i homes, properties, and businesses. The State is currently assessing disaster damage and encourages residents to report any damage to property by calling Hawai’i State Civil Defense. The toll-free number 855-211-7456, ext. 654. The reports help give State Civil Defense an […]
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Hawaiian Home Lands Director to Resign in MayPosted on March 16, 2012
NEWS RELEASE NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 16, 2012 Download a PDF of this news release  Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Director to Resign in May HONOLULU – Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) Director Alapaki Nahale-a will leave the department on May 15, 2012. His resignation was […]
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Hawaiian Home Lands Trust GrantsPosted on March 16, 2012
The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is seeking competitive proposals from beneficiary organizations eligible for Hawaiian Home Lands Trust grants. The grant is available to support beneficiary organizations in carrying out their plans to help applicants become lessees, improve homestead areas and facilities, increase the use of homestead lands, or implement a community vision. To […]
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Hawaiian Homes Commission March 2012 MeetingsPosted on March 13, 2012
Hawaiian Homes Commission 2012 Meetings The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Notice of Annual Hawaiian Homes Commission Regular Meeting On Monday, March 19, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. At Hale Pono’ī at Dept. of Hawaiian Home Lands (91-5420 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, O’ahu) If the HHC Regular Meeting Agenda items are not completed on Monday, the meeting will […]
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Aloha Jane Diamond, US EPA Region 9 Superfund Division DirectorPosted on March 7, 2012
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Native Hawaiian Development Program Plan – 2012 to 2014 Final PublishedPosted on February 28, 2012
On January 24, 2012, the Hawaiian Homes Commission approved the final draft of the Native Hawaiian Development Program Plan – 2012 to 2014, and today, we publish the final. You may review the entire process on the Beneficiary Consultation page or you may download the approval document and final NHDPP – 2012-2014 at these links: Hawaiian […]
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Chairman Nahale-a Featured In Star-Advertiser ProfilePosted on February 24, 2012
Alapaki Nahale-a The Hawaiian Homes Commission chairman is eager to help Hawaiians achieve self-determination Hawaiian Home Lands Five-Year Strategic Plan (as referenced in the full article) By Mark Coleman  POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 24, 2012 Alapaki Nahale-a became chairman of the Hawaiian Home Lands Commission in January 2011, and says it was “kind of […]
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Comment Sought On 3 Rule Changes Due Mar. 1Posted on February 23, 2012
View the full posting and feedback form here Aloha kakou: At its regular meeting of February 21, 2012, the members of the Hawaiian Homes Commission considered two policy proposals that would become the basis for new administrative rules. After hearing testimony from beneficiaries, the commission voted to defer decision-making on these proposals to its regular […]
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Papakolea ‘Ohana Health Fair 2012Posted on February 23, 2012
  Saturday, March 3, 2012 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Lincoln Elementary  See the Papakolea.com Events page for more information    
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2012 Prince Kūhiō Celebration EventsPosted on February 14, 2012
AHCC News Release 2012 Prince Kūhiō Celebration Events 2012 Prince Kūhiō Parade Fact Sheet Prince Kuhio Festival 2012 Ho’ike’ike Concession Application Prince Kuhio Festival 2012 Ho’ike’ike Artists, Crafters, Exhibitors Application FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Maile Alau Executive Director, Hawai‘i Maoli Phone: 394-0050 maile@hawaiimaoli.org The Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs Announces 2012 Prince Kūhiō Celebration Events […]
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Hawaiian Homes Commission Meets Feb. 21, 22Posted on February 14, 2012
The Hawaiian Homes Commission will meet in regularly scheduled session on Tues., Feb. 21 and Wed., Feb. 22. The Tues. meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. and the Wed. continuation begins at 8:30 a.m.  in Hale Pono’ī, Kapolei. Please see the Hawaiian Homes Commission 2012 Meetings page for agenda and more information
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Waimānalo Town Meeting Feb. 22Posted on February 9, 2012
WAIMANALO TOWN HALL MEETING Wednesday, February 22, 2012 5:30pm-7:30pm Hawaii National Guard Training Center Bellows, Waimanalo (Enter from street before Jack In the Box) Click to download the flier PDF 5:30pm-6pm Refreshments, talk story 6pm “The Rain Will Follow The Forest” starring Jason Scott Lee, DLNR film 6:30pm Hawaiian Home Lands Report 6:45pm OHA Report […]
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Chairman Nahale-a On PBS Hawai’i ‘Insights’ Thurs., Feb. 2Posted on February 1, 2012
PBS Hawaii – Insights: Native Hawaiian Issues from PBS Hawaii on Vimeo. Native Hawaiian Issues Thursday, February 2 at 8:00 pm, PBS Hawai’i On the next INSIGHTS, Dan Boylan and guests discuss some of the most pressing issues concerning the Native Hawaiian community. Among the topics to be discussed: a homestead property tax exemption that […]
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Waimea Nui Regional Plan Final DraftPosted on January 30, 2012
This is the final draft of the Waimea Nui Regional Plan (formerly known as the Lālāmilo-Pu’ukapu Regional Plan). Please take some time to review it and provide your comments by February 17th, 2012. Waimea Nui Regional Plan Final Draft – Jan. 30, 2012
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Gov. Delivers State of the State AddressPosted on January 23, 2012
Gov. Neil Abercrombie delivered his second State of the State Address today to a joint session of the Hawai’i State Legislature. Abercrombie highlighted the recent settlement with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, saying it is about time we settle the long-standing dispute. Here are more photos from today’s session: [nggallery id=28]
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State of the State, HHC, Joint OHA-HHC MeetingsPosted on January 20, 2012
State of the State Address Governor Neil Abercrombie is slated to give his annual State of the State Address to a joint session of the Hawai’i State Legislature on Monday, January 23, at 10:00 a.m. at the State Capitol. The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands will be in attendance as a state agency. Hawaiian Homes […]
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2011 Annual Report Available OnlinePosted on January 17, 2012
The Hawaiian Home Lands Trust annual report for fiscal year 2010-2011 is now available for PDF download on our Annual Reports page. The 2011 annual report will be submitted to the Governor’s office, today, for transmission to the 2012 state Legislature.
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NHDPP 2012-2014 To Hawaiian Homes Commission For ApprovalPosted on January 12, 2012
The Native Hawaiian Development Program Plan 2012-2014 was submitted to the Hawaiian Homes Commission for consideration and approval at their meeting scheduled for Jan. 24, 2012 at Hale Pono’ī in Kapolei. This is one of the final steps in a process begun in July 2011 which gathered input via multiple Beneficiary Consultation meetings in many […]
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Budget Message Delivered To State LegislaturePosted on January 6, 2012
Testimony of Alapaki Nahale-a, Chairman, Hawaiian Homes Commission Before the Joint House Committee on Finance and Senate Committee on Ways and Means on the Fiscal Year 2013 Supplemental Budget Request of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Download a PDF of the Hawaiian Home Lands Supplemental Budget Request January 6, 2012 — Chairs Oshiro and Ige and Members of […]
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Kamehameha Trustee Wilhelm InvestiturePosted on January 6, 2012
Jan. 6, 2011 – Kamehameha Schools today welcomed Lance Wilhelm as the newest Kamehameha Trustee with elegant and moving Investiture ceremonies held at Kawaiaha’o Church. Wilhelm was named to the position by the Hawai’i Probate Court on Oct. 21 last year to replace retiring Trustee Diane Plotts effective Jan. 1. Joined by his family in […]
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Season’s Aloha!Posted on December 23, 2011
Aloha Kākou, Kāhele, my family and I would like to wish you and your ʻohana happiness during the holidays and prosperity in the New Year. This season gives us a wonderful opportunity to pause and reflect upon how far we’ve come this past year and where we would like to head in the coming year. […]
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Moloka’i Self-Help GroundbreakingPosted on December 20, 2011
Dec. 7, 2011 — Seven Moloka’i families went through the USDA approval process for construction loans and a groundbreaking ceremony was held on December 7 for their seven self-help homesteads on the island of Moloka’i. The project encompasses two homesteads in Kalama’ula and five in Ho’olehua. Construction is beginning this month and should be completed by Christmas […]
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Hawaiian Homes Awards 28 Waiohuli HomesteadsPosted on December 17, 2011
Homesteads For Christmas The Hawaiian Home Lands Trust delivers homesteads to beneficiaries FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 17, 2011 PUKALANI, MAUI — Christmas came early for 28 families who were awarded homesteads on Maui this morning by the Hawaiian Home Lands Trust. Beneficiaries gathered at the Kamehameha Schools Maui Campus for an opportunity to receive choose […]
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HHC Gives DeBartolo Kapolei Center OK On EAPosted on December 14, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 14, 2011 Hawaiian Homes Commission Gives DeBartolo Kapolei Center Favorable Vote on Environmental Assessment Ka Makana Ali’i Center Receives Positive Finding of No Significant Impact KAPOLEI, Hawaii – The Hawaiian Homes Commission gave approval this week to the determination of Finding of No Significant Impact (known as FONSI) for the Final […]
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Special Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting Dec. 20Posted on December 14, 2011
The Hawaiian Homes Commission has scheduled a special meeting on Dec. 20, 2011 for contested case hearings. Hawaiian Homes Commission Special Meeting Tuesday, December 20, 2011 Hale Pono’i 91-5420 Kapolei Parkway Kapolei, Hawai’i 1:30 p.m. Download the meeting notice and agenda PDF 
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Community Meetings On Kauhale Concept HomesteadPosted on December 12, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 12, 2011 COMMUNITY MEETINGS SCHEDULED TO DISCUSS NEW HOMESTEADING OPPORTUNITY Download a PDF of this release Hawaiian Homes Commission Chairman Alapaki Nahale-a announced that the Hawaiian Home Lands Trust will be holding two meetings on Hawai’i Island this week to discuss a new homesteading opportunity with applicants on the island waitlist. […]
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Hawaiian Homes Commission Dec. MeetingsPosted on December 7, 2011
Hawaiian Homes Commission December 2011 Meetings December 12 & 13, 2011 December 12, 2011 – Commission Meeting, 10:00 a.m.,  Hale Ponoʻī, Kapolei December 12, 2011 – Waiʻanae & Nānākuli Community Meeting, Ka Waihona o ka Naʻauao Cafeteria, [MAP] 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. December 13, 2011 – Commission Meeting & Hearings,  (times to be announced), Hale […]
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Kawaihae Industrial Use Lease AuctionPosted on December 7, 2011
CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATION NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION Proposed Disposition of Hawaiian Home Lands General Industrial Use (MG-1a) Lease Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii Requesting Agency State of Hawaii Department of Hawaiian Home Lands 91-5420 Kapolei Parkway Kapolei, Hawaii 96707 December 7, 2011 Expires January 20, 2012 Click for more information.
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Post-Purchase Homebuyer WorkshopPosted on December 5, 2011
How to Keep Your Home Post-Purchase Homebuyer Workshop Wednesday, December 14 6:00 – 8:00pm Hale Ponoi Building – Department of Hawaiian Home Lands 91-5420 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei The 2-hour workshop will teach you how to: Create an affordable household budget Determine workout options for your family to address foreclosure/lease cancellation Weigh costs and benefits of […]
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Native Hawaiian Development Program Plan 2011-2013 Final Draft PublishedPosted on November 30, 2011
  November 30, 2011 Download a PDF of this notice Aloha Hawaiian Home Lands Trust Beneficiary, Mahalo for attending the Beneficiary Consultation meeting(s) on the Native Hawaiian Development Program Plan (NHDPP) held statewide in July and August 2011. Your input and mana‘o was greatly appreciated and used to update and develop the NHDPP 2011-2013. The […]
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Kaupuni Talks Renewable EnergyPosted on November 30, 2011
November 29, 2011 — While swarms of homestead kids swirled in and around the end of the Kaupuni cul-de-sac, their parents were gathered at the community center to learn how to get the most out of their super energy-efficient LEED Platinum homes. Kimo Kai of  Hawaiian Home Lands introduced the assembled energy experts who gave presentations […]
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Awaiāulu Newspaper Project LaunchPosted on November 28, 2011
Aloha no, I am hoping that you’ve already heard noise about ‘Ike Kū’oko’a, the Hawaiian newspaper initiative, and if so, here’s an update. On Monday, Nov. 28th, we (kākou) launch an ambitious volunteer effort to typescript the 60,000 remaining pages of Hawaiian-language newspapers, finally making all the available pages searchable. Lā Kū’oko’a (Nov. 28) seems […]
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Hau’oli Lā Ho’omaika’i!Posted on November 23, 2011
Here’s wishing our beneficiaries and their families a bountiful holiday filled with good times and warm memories. We at the Hawaiian Home Lands Trust will be here to assist you with your needs after the holiday and throughout the year. Alapaki Nahale-a Chairman, Hawaiian Homes Commission Director, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands
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Scholarship Opportunities for Native HawaiiansPosted on November 23, 2011
Windward Community College next month will kick off its annual Native Hawaiian Scholarship ‘Aha — a series of events to take place in December and January. They’re designed to familiarize Native Hawaiian students with scholarship opportunities especially for them and teach them strategies for successfully applying. The events are scheduled for the following dates and places: […]
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OHA Vote On New Maui TrusteePosted on November 22, 2011
HONOLULU, Nov. 22, 2011 — The trustees of the state Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) in a board meeting today voted for a new trustee to fill the Maui seat on the board vacated by Judge Boyd Mossman, who stepped down to become leader of an LDS Ward in Kona. Nominees included: Mercer “Chubby” Vicens […]
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Kaupuni Featured In APEC VideoPosted on November 21, 2011
 Hawaiʻi, Cultural & Economic Self Reliance from Mauka to Makai Kaupuni is about 8 minutes into the video. Hawaiʻi, Cultural & Economic Self Reliance from Mauka to Makai
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Public Notice To Successors, Nov. 20 & 27, 2011Posted on November 20, 2011
PUBLIC NOTICE TO SUCCESSORS DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS HOMESTEAD SERVICES DIVISION APPLICATIONS BRANCH Published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on November 20 & 27, 2011. NOTICE TO POSSIBLE SUCCESSORS OF THE FOLLOWING DECEASED APPLICANTS, WHO DIED ON OR AFTER OCTOBER 26, 1998, AND FAILED TO DESIGNATE A SUCCESSOR TO THEIR HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS APPLICATION RIGHTS UNDER HAWAIIAN HOMES […]
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Pu’unēnē Dev. Update No. 2 on Nov. 28Posted on November 18, 2011
November 15, 201 1 Aloha Maui Lessees and Applicants, As promised, I would like to invite you to another beneficiary consultation meeting to give you an update on our Pu’unēnē development project. There’s a lot that has occurred in the last 3 months that I want to share with you.  It’s important that beneficiaries know where we […]
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Anahola Solar Project Consultation Nov. 21Posted on November 18, 2011
Anahola Solar Energy Project Community Consultation Mon., Nov. 21, 2011 Kanuikapono Charter School 4333 Kukuihale Road, Anahola 96754 [Map] 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Agenda Background Information Project Description Location and Regional Land Use Permits Pre-Consultation Environmental Issues Questions, Answers, Comments For more information, see dhhl.hawaii.gov in the Beneficiary Consultation section, or call the Planning Office […]
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Hawaiian Homes Commission Nov. MeetingsPosted on November 13, 2011
The Hawaiian Homes Commission HHC convenes its next regularly scheduled meetings tomorrow, Nov. 14, and Tues., Nov. 15, 2011, at Hale Pono‘ī. The Mon. meeting is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. The start time for the Tues. meeting will be set at the end of the Mon. meeting. More information on the HHC Meetings […]
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Homestead Leaders Meet Gov. Abercrombie, Visit Hale Kalaniana’olePosted on November 5, 2011
Homestead leaders from across the state gathered at Washington Place Fri. morning, Nov. 8, 2011, where they met with Gov. Abercrombie and Chairman Nahale-a. The Gov. spoke on the future of Hawaiian recognition and exhorted the group to seize the moment to further the Hawaiian people. Chairman Nahale-a gave a presentation on the status of […]
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Hauʻoli lā Heleuī!Posted on October 31, 2011
Hauʻoli lā Heleuī, kākou! Have a safe and fun Halloween.
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OHA Remote Office Here TodayPosted on October 31, 2011
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs sets up a remote office inside Hale Kalanianaʻole, once a month. OHA staffers Kaʻimo Muehlstein and Kūhiō Lewis are here, today, providing information and services for beneficiaries, including information on OHA programs, scholarships, loans and Hawaiian Registry applications. They have set up shop in the Hawaiʻi conference room. Please follow the […]
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Application Wait List UpdatedPosted on October 24, 2011
We posted updated Application Wait Lists to our Applications section today. The update is dated June 30, 2011. Application Wait Lists are updated every six months on June 30 or December 31. Application Wait List to June 30, 2011  
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Kaʻū Regional Plan 2011Posted on October 18, 2011
The Planning Office will be developing the Kaʻū Regional Plan.  The Region will cover DHHL lands in Wailau (above Punaluʻu), Discovery Harbor, Waiʻohinu, and Kalae (Kamaʻoa & Puʻueo).  If anyone has any information on our lands in Kaʻū or knows of any existing or proposed projects related to the region, please let us know so […]
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Hawaiian Home Lands Strategic Plan 2012-2017Posted on October 17, 2011
Approved Goals and Objectives of the 2012-2017 Strategic Plan of the Hawaiian Home Lands Trust As promised tonight at the Hawaiian Home Lands community meeting at Holy Ghost Church in Kula, here is the approved Goals and Objectives of the 2012-2017 Strategic Plan of the Hawaiian Home Lands Trust. Download a PDF version of the document
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HHC Paukūkalo, Kula Community Meetings TodayPosted on October 17, 2011
Details and agendas on our Commission Meetings page Here are some photos from our Maui meetings held yesterday, October 17, 2011: [nggallery id=21]
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Register for Ka Nūhou Uila – Lightning NewsPosted on October 10, 2011
Sign up for our e-newsletter, Ka Nūhou Uila – Lightning News! We’ve begun sending out regular updates to our beneficiaries via email newsletter and now we invite you to subscribe. Help us keep you in the loop with Hawaiian Home Lands news, events and information.
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Final Draft Waimānalo Regional Plan 2011Posted on October 10, 2011
The Final Draft Waimānalo Regional Plan 2011 has been posted and the final public comment period is now open. Please visit the Waimānalo Regional Plan 2011 page at the link below for details: Final Draft Waimānalo Regional Plan 2011 10-7-11 Final Draft Waimānalo Regional Plan 2011 Provide comments by Friday, October 21, 2011 Submittal for final approval […]
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Kapolei mākeke opening October 20Posted on October 6, 2011
A Farmers’ & Green Market! Grand Opening October 20th! Every Thursday from 3pm-6:30pm at Kapolei High School! Organic coffees, teas & other specialty drinks ʻOno snacks & prepared foods Potted plants Handmade jewelry Arts & crafts “Green” products Cultural & “green” activities Local farm fresh fruits & vegetables Local organic beef, free-range chicken & eggs Organic butters & […]
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CNHA offering self-help programPosted on October 6, 2011
The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) assists groups of DHHL waitlist families in building new affordable homes throughout the state through the Homestead Self Help Program. CNHA is planning to provide financial literacy, construction technical assistance and more to build 10 additional homes in Piilani Mai Ke Kai, Anahola, Kauai and up to 20 […]
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Papakōlea Kitchen Grand Opening October 8Posted on October 6, 2011
2150 Tantalus Drive, Honolulu, HI  96813 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 5, 2011, PAPAKŌLEA CELEBRATION HONORS KAHIAU FOUNDATION NEW COMMERCIAL KITCHEN SUPPORTS HOMESTEAD COOKS AND YOUTH Honolulu, Hawaii – The Hawaiian homestead community of Papakōlea will celebrate the opening of the Papakōlea Commercial Kitchen on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 11 am.  Residents will honor and dedicate its […]
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State House Finance Committee Tours Hale Kalaniana’olePosted on October 5, 2011
Members of State House Finance Committee Tour Hale Kalaniana’ole Led by Committee Chairman Marcus Oshiro, members of the State House Finance Committee visited Hale Kalaniana’ole in Kapolei on Oct. 5. The committee members toured the office building, spoke with staff and asked questions about pending Hawaiian Home Lands Trust projects including the status of construction […]
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Employee Service Awards 2011Posted on October 3, 2011
The Hawaiian Home Lands Trust honored employees for their outstanding service to the trust. Team of the Year honors went to the Successorship Team which came up with innovative ways to reduce the backlog of successor forms that needed to be processed. Employees came from the O’ahu District Office and Applications Branch of the Homestead Services […]
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OHA-Hawaiian Homes boards meetPosted on September 20, 2011
Please see (and Like) our Facebook page for more photos from the meeting. See below for a video of the two boards singing, “Alu Like.”
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Draft 2011 NHHBG-NAHASDA Annual Performance ReportPosted on September 19, 2011
Draft 2011 NHHBG-NAHASDA Annual Performance Report On the above linked page, please find the draft 2011 NHHBG-NAHASDA Annual Performance Report for your information and comment.  This report, as required by HUD, documents how DHHL has utilized NHHBG funds from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011.  A form is enclosed (or attached) for your comments.  […]
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Kamehameha Schools group visitsPosted on September 14, 2011
Members of the Kamehameha Schools Administration group visited Hale Kalanianaʻole, today, touring the facility, learning about the Hawaiian Home Lands Trust and DHHL operations. The Kamehameha Administration Group delegation was led by Sylvia Hussey, KS Vice President for Administration, who oversees Kamehameha Admissions, Financial Aid and Scholarship Services, the Hoʻoulu Hawaiian Data Center/Applicant Services Center, […]
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Papakōlea Kitchen BlessingPosted on September 13, 2011
“Papakōlea has a long history of a presence of families who can cook, who cater parties,” said Aunty Puni Kekauoha. “But they always had a hard time finding a commercial kitchen.” That search now becomes a little easier with the Sept. 13 blessing of the new Papakōlea Commercial Kitchen, nestled in the community center of […]
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Nā Wahine o ʻAhahui KaʻahumanuPosted on September 13, 2011
In the first visit of an organized group from one of the Hawaiian Royal Societies, the women of ʻAhahui Kaʻahumanu, 58-strong, paid a visit to Hale Kalanianaʻole, today. The tour, led by Richard Paglinawan and his wife, started at Bishop Museum, stopped at Hawaiian Home Lands, and was slated to tour Kapolei homesteads before heading […]
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HHC Sept. Regular, Community MeetingPosted on September 12, 2011
The Hawaiian Homes Commission has scheduled a community meeting at Papakōlea Community Center on September 19, at 6:00 p.m. Download the flier with complete information here Visit the Hawaiian Homes Commission meetings page The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Notice of Annual Hawaiian Homes Commission Regular Meeting On Monday, September 19, 2011 At 10:00 a.m. […]
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Pana’ewa Hawaiian Market DedicatedPosted on September 10, 2011
Keaukaha-Pana’ewa farmers celebrate new market HILO — With hula, song, plenty of food and homegrown products, the  Keaukaha-Pana’ewa Farmers Association celebrated the opening of its Pana’ewa Hawaiian Market on Saturday, September, 10, in Hilo. The market, located on land leased from the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands along Railroad Avenue across of Home Depot, opened […]
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Native Hawaiian Roll Commission namedPosted on September 8, 2011
Governor Appoints Native Hawaiian Roll Commission September 8, 2011 Honolulu –Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced his appointments for the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission (NHRC). Established in July when Governor Abercrombie signed Act 195, the NHRC starts the process that will eventually lead to federal recognition of Native Hawaiians. The Commission is composed of five members, […]
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Week In Review, Sep. 2Posted on September 2, 2011
Week in Review DHHL Message Governor Abercrombie Visits DHHL   Ho’okupu from DHHL Chairman Nahale-a to Governor Abercrombie This week gave staff a chance to show off what they do when Governor Neil Abercrombie paid a visit to Hale Kalaniana’ole, the department headquarters in Kapolei. He and his team toured the entire office and stopped […]
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Habitat for Humanity info sessionsPosted on September 1, 2011
If you or anyone you know might be interested in how to apply for a simple, decent Habitat Home, please come on by, it’s open to the public and no rsvp requried. Download a PDF of the flier Informational sessions will be held: Saturday, September 10, 2011, from 11:00 AM to 12 noon at Waimanalo Public […]
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Governor visits Hawaiian Home LandsPosted on August 31, 2011
Gov. Neil Abercrombie and members of his staff paid a visit to Kalaniana’ole Hale in Kapolei, today. He toured the organization, greeting the employees and thanking them for their service. Afterward, he was briefed over lunch about the Department and the Trust. Mahalo,  Governor. It was great to see you, today! More photos below the […]
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Meetings begin on regional plan updatesPosted on August 29, 2011
BENEFICIARIES’ MANA’O SOUGHT ON WAIMĀNALO AND LĀLĀMILO-PU‘UKAPU REGIONAL PLANS The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Planning Office is holding a series of community planning meetings beginning this week to review and update the 2008 Waimānalo Regional Plan and the 2008 Lālāmilo-Pu‘ukapu Regional Plan. The first meeting in the update of the Waimānalo Regional Plan is Tuesday, August 30, […]
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Family receives keys to Kānehili homePosted on August 25, 2011
Jonathan Amano II, his wife Kanoe and their four children received the keys to their new home in a ceremony yesterday with Chairman Alapaki Nahale-a, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan, U.S. Senators Daniel Inouye and Daniel Akaka and Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa. More photos after the “More” link below.
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Habitat for Humanity info sessionsPosted on August 14, 2011
Download a PDF of the Habitat for Humanity flier Are you struggling with safe, affordable housing? Please attend an information session with Honolulu Habitat for Humanity to learn more about partnership with us. If you or anyone you know might be interested in how to apply for a simple, decent Habitat Home. It’s open to […]
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EcoHome Grand Award to KumuhauPosted on August 11, 2011
EcoHome Grand Award to Kumuhau Subdivision By: Cheryl Weber ECOHOME July-August 2011 Posted on: July 25, 2011 Read the fulll article on EcoHomeMagazine.com With their metal roofs, awnings, carports, and vertical siding, the 45 subsidized homes in this rural community bring to mind Hawaii’s old plantation-style dwellings. Some of those traditional elements even helped the […]
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Fitch Affirms DHHL Revenue Bonds at ‘A’Posted on August 11, 2011
Fitch Affirms Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Revenue Bonds at ‘A'; Outlook Stable Source: Business Wire August 11, 2011 01:49 PM Eastern Daylight Time Read the whole story on BusinessWire.com NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fitch Ratings takes the following action on the State of Hawaii’s Department of Hawaiian Home Lands bonds as part of its continuous surveillance effort: –$41.205 […]
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DHHL Begins Work on Lālāmilo Water SystemPosted on August 4, 2011
Work may affect Waimea traffic patterns in coming months FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 4, 2011 Download a PDF version of this release Download a map of the project area WAIMEA, HAWAI‘I ISLAND — The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) is alerting the public to ongoing construction projects in the Waimea district which may affect […]
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WOW Farm homestead-grown organic tomatoesPosted on August 3, 2011
In July, Hawaiian Homes Commission Chairman Alapaki Nahale-a and DHHL staff visited WOW Farm on Waimea Hawaiian agricultural homestead land and sampled their organically-grown tomatoes. Mahi’ai Mike Hodson was told by agriculture experts that it was impossible to grow organic tomatoes in Waimea, so he set out to prove them wrong! WOW Farm [imagebrowser id=6]
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Native Hawaiian Convention Aug. 23-25Posted on July 29, 2011
The annual CNHA Native Hawaiian Convention is coming up on Aug. 23-25 at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center. Here is the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands ad to be featured in the event program booklet. More information on the convention can be had at the CNHA website via this link.  
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Maui Beneficiary Consultation MeetingsPosted on July 22, 2011
July 21, 2011 Aloha Maui Applicants and Lessees, It is my pleasure to invite you to attend two (2) upcoming Beneficiary Consultation meetings.  The first is a meeting to discuss the process to make a portion of our Pu‘unēnē lands in Central Maui available for revenue generation, as provided in the Maui Island Plan. The […]
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Obama appoints Nahale-a to key postPosted on July 21, 2011
The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release July 21, 2011 PRESIDENT OBAMA ANNOUNCES MORE KEY ADMINISTRATION POSTS WASHINGTON – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individual to a key Administration post: James T. Ryan, Member, Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences The […]
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New format for Paukūkalo Community MeetingPosted on July 18, 2011
Aloha Homestead Leaders, Just a reminder: The annual Hawaiian Homes Commission Community Meeting will be held Monday, July 18, 2011, from 6:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.at the Paukūkalo Community Center (657 Kaumuali‘i Street, Wailuku) Agenda 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Informational Open House 7:00 p.m. to 7:20 p.m. – Welcome, DHHL Update 7:20 p.m. to […]
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Waimānalo Beneficiary Consultation Venue, Time ChangePosted on July 18, 2011
NOTICE: CHANGE OF VENUE AND TIME FOR WAIMĀNALO CONSULTATION Aloha Hawaiian Homelands Beneficiary, In an effort to collaborate with the elected officials representing Waimānalo, the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands has changed the venue and time for the beneficiary consultation in Waimānalo. That meeting will now be held: Wednesday, July 27, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 […]
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Beneficiary Consultation: Native Hawaiian Development 2011-2013Posted on July 14, 2011
Aloha Hawaiian Home Lands Beneficiaries: As DHHL reviews the 2009-2011 Native Hawaiian Development Plan (NHDP) which was adopted by the Hawaiian Homes Commission in 2009 we would like to invite you to participate in the development of the new 2011-2013 plan. The NHDP is important because it enables DHHL to provide services covering Individual Development, […]
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U.S. Department of The Interior Assistant SecretaryPosted on July 14, 2011
Larry Echo Hawk, U.S. Department of The Interior Assistant Secretary, met with Hawaiian Homestead leaders in Hilo on July 12.  Echo Hawk talked about the importance of federal recognition for Native Hawaiians and what it would mean, once passed.
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Native Hawaiian Development Program Plan 2011-2013Posted on July 11, 2011
The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is currently conducting Beneficiary Consultations on all islands to review our 2009-2011 native Hawaiian Development Plan (NHDP) adopted by the Hawaiian Homes Commission in 2009. We invite you to participate in the development of the new 2011-2013 plan. Please see the Beneficiary Consultation section of our site for more […]
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DHHL receives $175,000 in USDA FundingPosted on June 30, 2011
News Release No. 0287.11 Contact: United States Department of Agriculture Office of Communications (202) 720-4623 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Economic Development Funding To Create Jobs, Economic Opportunity and Strengthen Rural Communities View this news release on its original website WASHINGTON, June 30, 2011 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the selection of 43 community-based […]
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CNHA launches program to help DHHL awardees with vacant lots to build homesPosted on June 30, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 30, 2011 Assistance Program Launched for Families with Vacant Lots to Build Homes Honolulu, Hawaii – The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA), a community development nonprofit is launching a construction assistance program for families with a vacant lot issued to them by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands. The Vacant […]
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Kaupuni receives Mayor’s Choice AIA awardPosted on June 29, 2011
HONOLULU, June 28, 2011 – At the annual AIA Design Awards held at the Hawai’i Prince Hotel, DHHL’s Kaupuni development received the Mayor’s Choice Award. See our Facebook gallery for more photos from this event
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Governor appoints new DHHL DeputyPosted on June 28, 2011
Hawaiian Homes Commission Chairman Alapaki Nahale-a is pleased to announce that Governor Neil Abercrombie has appointed Michelle Kauhane as Deputy to the Chairman of the Hawaiian Homes Commission. Michelle Kauhane completes the three-person team — all are current or former Hawaiian homestead residents — leading the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL), joining Hawaiian Homes […]
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Hawaiian Homes Commission meets Anahola communityPosted on May 27, 2011
  The Hawaiian Homes Commission met with the community and beneficiaries at the Anahola Community Center yesterday, in a prelude to today’s formal meeting of the Hawaiian Homes Commission in Lihu’e, Kaua’i. Commission Chairman Alapaki Nahale-a was joined by other commissioners in touring the recently-opened community kitchen and marketplace at Anahola. Agendas and information on […]
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Dedication held for DHHL home built by studentsPosted on May 17, 2011
Partnership with Hawai’i Community College results in 44th home FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 12, 2011 Download a PDF version of this release HILO, Hawai‘i – A home built by students in the Hawai‘i Community College (HawCC) students Model Home Program was dedicated today in the homestead community of Pana’ewa. “This partnership combines real-life, hands-on training […]
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Nahale-a: Closing the Digital DividePosted on April 5, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 5, 2011 Chairman Nahale-a testifies before U.S. Senate Committee Testimony Covers “Closing the Digital Divide” in Native Nations and Communities WASHINGTON, D.C. — Hawaiian Homes Commission Chairman Alapaki Nahale-a testified today before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation on the issue of “Closing the Digital Divide: Connecting Native […]
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