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DHHL Issues Statement Regarding Access to Pua Avenue in NānākuliPosted on December 9, 2019
Hawaiian Homes Commission Chair William J. Aila, Jr. has issued the following statement regarding vehicle access on Pua Avenue in Nānākuli.
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HHC Regular Meeting – O’ahu (Dec. 2019)Posted on December 6, 2019
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page of our website.
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Public Notice to SuccessorsPosted on December 3, 2019
Notice to possible successors of the following deceased leaseholders, who died and failed to designate a successor(s) to their Hawaiian Home Lands lease under the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, 1020, as amended.
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Final EA Finds No Significant Impact in Honomū Subsistence Agriculture ProjectPosted on November 13, 2019
The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands has issued its final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for the Department’s Honomū Subsistence Agriculture Homestead Community in South Hilo on Hawaiʻi Island.
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HHC Regular Meeting – Maui (Nov. 2019)Posted on November 6, 2019
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page of our website.
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DHHL Beneficiaries Offered Vacant Lots in KapoleiPosted on November 2, 2019
Beneficiary families gathered at the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands headquarters on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, for a chance at being selected as one of the 23 to receive a vacant lot within the Department’s Ka’uluokaha’i Subdivision – Increment B, located east of Kapolei Parkway near the Salvation Army Kroc Center.
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DHHL Completes Necessary Firebreak in HanapepePosted on October 11, 2019
The firebreak installation, conducted by Kauai Nursery & Landscaping, resulted in the removal of over 30 abandoned vehicles and roughly 80 tons of trash that included refrigerators, washing machines, other various appliances, scrap metal, tires, and household items.
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HHC Regular Meeting – Hawai`i Island (Oct. 2019)Posted on October 9, 2019
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page of our website.
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Kalama`ula and Ho`olehua Homesteaders Near 99 Lease MarkPosted on October 7, 2019
Hawaiian Homes Commission Act (HHCA) beneficiaries on the Island of Moloka`i holding leases in the Kalama`ula and Ho`olehua communities will soon approach the 99-year lease mark.
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Governor Ige Appoints Tyler Iokepa Gomes as DHHL DeputyPosted on October 2, 2019
Gov. David Ige has appointed Tyler Iokepa Gomes as deputy to the chairman of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, effective Sept. 30.
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Governor Ige Signs New DHHL Administrative Rules that Expand Residential Lease Offerings for BeneficiariesPosted on September 30, 2019
Gov. David Ige today signed new administrative rules for Planned Communities, Multi-Family Complexes and Rental Housing within the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands. The new rules will take effect ten days after the signed rules are filed at the Office of the Lt. Governor.
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Turn-Key Lots Offered by DHHL in KapoleiPosted on September 21, 2019
The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands offered 37 turn-key lots in Kapolei’s Kanehili subdivision on Saturday, September 21, 2019.
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Hawaiian Homes Commission Chair Issues Statement on Seeking Act 14 Private CounselPosted on September 13, 2019
Hawaiian Homes Commission Chair William J. Aila, Jr. issued the following statement on Friday, September 13, 2019, on the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands request to hire private counsel to advise the Commission on the valuation of compensation through funds and land owed to DHHL, pursuant to Act 14.
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HHC Regular Meeting – Kaua`i (Sept. 2019)Posted on September 10, 2019
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page of our website.
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State Collaboratively Removes Unpermitted Structure Near Pu’u HuluhuluPosted on September 6, 2019
Removal efforts were conducted by Hawai’i Department of Transportation personnel, at the request of DHHL, in a process that took approximately four hours.
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Statement from Hawaiian Homes Commission Chair on Mayor Harry Kim’s Letter Regarding Structure Near Kipuka Pu`u HuluhuluPosted on September 3, 2019
Hawaiian Homes Commission Chair William J. Aila has issued the following statement regarding Hawai`i County Mayor Harry Kim’s letter to the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands about a structure near Kipuka Pu`u Huluhulu.
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Joint Statement on the Jurisdiction of Mauna Kea Access RoadPosted on August 30, 2019
The Department of the Attorney General, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, and Department of Transportation issued this joint statement regarding Mauna Kea Access Road.
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Unpermitted Campers and Unauthorized Structures Removed from DHHL Lands in Anahola, Kaua`iPosted on August 22, 2019
The areas include portions of Aliomanu Road where the roadway erodes into the ocean, Kealia Road/Kuhio Highway, and Anahola Beach Park, as well as an area across the street from the beach park.
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HHC Regular Meeting – Maui (Aug. 2019)Posted on August 12, 2019
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page of our website.
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Waimānalo Vacant Lots Offered to DHHL BeneficiariesPosted on August 10, 2019
Kakaina Homestead is a 45 lot, seven-acre subdivision located half a mile mauka of the Waimānalo Shopping Center.
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DHHL Releases Request for Proposal to Develop its Only Parcel in Urban HonoluluPosted on August 5, 2019
The RFP for the 820 Isenberg Project includes demolition of the existing structure as well as design, construction, financing, management, operation, and maintenance of a multi-family residential rental facility.  
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DHHL Offers 16 Lots on LānaʻiPosted on July 27, 2019
The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands offered 16 vacant lots to its Lānaʻi waitlist beneficiaries on Saturday, July 27.
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Johnson `Ohana Comes HomePosted on July 26, 2019
The home was built through a partnership between the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands and Honolulu Habitat for Humanity and was funded through a zero-interest loan made possible by the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act, administered by DHHL.
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37 Kapolei Turn-Key Lots to be Offered by DHHLPosted on July 22, 2019
The 37 turn-key homes will be built in partnership with Gentry Kapolei Development, LLC and are the same models and quality as area fee simple homes built by the developers. The turn-key lots will be presented at a lot selection meeting for pre-qualified beneficiaries in September.
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HHC Regular Meeting – O`ahu (July 2019)Posted on July 14, 2019
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page of our website.
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2020 DHHL Legislative Package – Proposed Legislative Action RequestPosted on July 12, 2019
Every year, the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands prepares and submits legislative proposals for inclusion in the Governor’s Administrative Package for the next session of the Hawaii State Legislature. For the 2020 package, the department is soliciting recommendations from beneficiaries and the general public for consideration in our legislative package.
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Hawaiian Homes Commission Approves Right of Entry for Proposed Solar ProjectPosted on July 11, 2019
On Tuesday, July 9, the Hawaiian Homes Commission approved the issuance of a Right-of-Entry permit and gave conditional approval for a General Lease to be issued to Innergex Renewables USA, LLC for up to 147 acres across two parcels in Kalaeloa, Oʻahu.
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HHC Public Hearings on the Proposed Kalaeloa Solar ProjectPosted on July 3, 2019
Purpose: To provide an outline of the solar project proposed by Innergex Renewables USA, LLC on DHHL lands in Kalaeloa, O‘ahu and receive testimony from interested parties and the general public.
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DHHL Urges Kokua for KapuāiwaPosted on July 3, 2019
Vehicle access to Kapuāiwa is restricted with fencing and “No Trespassing” signs are up in the area, but the public’s safety and concern for the `aina remain an issue. Falling fronds, coconuts, and trees, along with ground instability, are concerns within the grove.
Read More DHHL Urges Kokua for Kapuāiwa
Public Notice to SuccessorsPosted on June 27, 2019
Notice to possible successors of the following deceased leaseholders, who died and failed to designate a successor(s) to their Hawaiian Home Lands lease under the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, 1020, as amended.
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DHHL Hosts Orientation for Waimānalo LotsPosted on June 24, 2019
New lessees will have the opportunity to build a home that fits the needs of their family, a prominent distinction of DHHL’s offering of vacant lots.
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DHHL Removes Illegal Structure from Lower Slope of Mauna KeaPosted on June 22, 2019
Members of the “Kanaka Rangers” and the "Beneficiary Trust Council" who constructed the dwelling were given multiple verbal and written notices to the vacate the property over the past year.
Read More DHHL Removes Illegal Structure from Lower Slope of Mauna Kea
HHC Regular Meeting – O`ahu (June 2019)Posted on June 12, 2019
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page of our website.
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HHC Public Hearings on the Proposed Kahikinui Wind-Energy ProjectPosted on May 22, 2019
Purpose: To provide an outline of the wind-energy project proposed by AEP Wind Holdings, LLC on DHHL lands in Kahikinui, Maui and receive testimony from interested parties and the general public.
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Governor Ige Appoints William J. Aila, Jr. as Interim Chair of Hawaiian Homes Commission/DHHL DirectorPosted on May 16, 2019
Governor David Ige has appointed William J. Aila, Jr. as interim chairman of the Hawaiian Homes Commission/director of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, effective May 17, 2019.
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DHHL, Hawai`i Community College Dedicate 52nd Model HomePosted on May 10, 2019
Since 1965, over 4,104 students have participated in the program which provides students on-the-job skills in home construction and provides an affordable home to an applicant on the DHHL’s waiting list.
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Public Comment: Planned Community, Multi-Family Complexes, and Rental HousingPosted on May 8, 2019
The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is accepting comments regarding proposed administrative rules for Planned Communities, Multi-Family Complexes, and Rental Housing until Monday, May 13, 2019. 
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HCC Regular Meeting – Hawai`i Island (May 2019)Posted on May 6, 2019
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page of our website: dhhl.hawaii.gov
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Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Breaks Ground on New Project in Waiohuli, MauiPosted on April 12, 2019
The blessing marked the launch of the Kealahou program, a reintegration home building pilot program that is a partnership between DHHL, the Department of Public Safety and the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College.
Read More Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Breaks Ground on New Project in Waiohuli, Maui
HCC Regular Meeting – Molokaʻi (April 2019)Posted on April 2, 2019
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page of our website.
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Casey Olsen Receives Keys to Home by Habitat for Humanity Leeward O‘ahuPosted on April 2, 2019
DHHL and Habitat for Humanity Leeward ‘Oahu have two more homes in Kanehili that are scheduled to begin construction in 2019.
Read More Casey Olsen Receives Keys to Home by Habitat for Humanity Leeward O‘ahu
Public Notice: DRAFT 2019 Native Hawaiian Housing PlanPosted on March 20, 2019
The proposed draft will come to the Commission in April 2019 for final acceptance before being submitted to HUD for approval.
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Future Lessees Invited to View Ka`uluokaha`i LotsPosted on March 4, 2019
On Saturday, March 2 the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands and Gentry Homes invited 60 families to view their new lots in the Ka`uluokaha`i master-planned community in Kapolei.
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HHC Regular Meeting – O`ahu (March 2019)Posted on March 4, 2019
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page of our website.
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Notice of Annual Hawaiian Homes Commission Regular Meeting – Kapolei Feb 2019Posted on February 8, 2019
Notice of Annual Hawaiian Homes Commission Regular Meeting – Kapolei Feb 2019 Notice of Annual Hawaiian Homes Commission  Regular Meeting on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.* and Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.* at 91-5420 Kapolei Pkwy, Kapolei, HI 9670 Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available in advance on the HHC […]
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DHHL – Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Amendments to Title 10, Hawaii Administrative RulesPosted on February 4, 2019
Notice of Public Hearing for DCCR Multi Rentals STATE OF HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO TITLE 10, HAWAII ADMINISTRATIVE RULES The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) will hold a public hearing on Oahu, Maui, Hawaii Island, and Kauai for Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR) amendments. The […]
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Jan 2019 Notice of Annual Hawaiian Homes Commission Regular Meeting – KapoleiPosted on January 24, 2019
Notice of Annual Hawaiian Homes Commission Regular Meeting – Kapolei Jan 2019 Notice of Annual Hawaiian Homes Commission  Regular Meeting on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.* and Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.* at 91-5420 Kapolei Pkwy, Kapolei, HI 9670 Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available in advance on the HHC […]
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December 2018 HHC MeetingPosted on December 13, 2018
  December 2018 – Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting Flyer Notice of Annual Hawaiian Homes Commission  Regular Meeting on Monday, December 17, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.* and Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.* at 91-5420 Kapolei Pkwy, Kapolei, HI 9670 Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available in advance on the HHC Meetings page on […]
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East Maui Irrigation Water Lease and DHHL Water ReservationPosted on December 13, 2018
BENEFICIARY CONSULTATION  updated February 1, 2019 Alexander and Baldwin (A&B), East Maui Irrigation (EMI) Company and Mahi Pono are seeking a new sixty-five year lease of water from the East Maui Irrigation System from the state Department of Land Natural Resources (DLNR). Under state law (HRS § 171-58(g), the DLNR and the Department of Hawaiian […]
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DHHL – Public Notice to SuccessorsPosted on November 30, 2018
Notice to possible successors of the following deceased applicants, who died on or after October 26, 1998, and did not designate a successor to their Hawaiian Home Lands application rights under the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, 1921, as amended.
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November 2018 HHC MeetingPosted on November 13, 2018
November 2018 HHC Meeting Notice of Annual Hawaiian Homes Commission Regular Meeting on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.* and Tuesday,November 20, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.* at 91-5420 Kapolei Pkwy, Kapolei, HI 9670 Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available in advance on the HHC Meetings page on our website, dhhl.hawaii.gov/hhc *Meeting times are subject […]
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HHC Regular Meeting – Hawai`i Island (Oct. 2018)Posted on October 12, 2018
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available in advance on the HHC Meetings page on our website.
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HHC Regular Meeting – Hawai`i Island (Sept. 2018)Posted on September 21, 2018
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available in advance on the HHC Meetings page on our website.
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Pūlehunui Regional Infrastructure Master PlanPosted on September 12, 2018
PŪLEHUNUI REGIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE MASTER PLAN Pūlehunui Regional Infrastructure Master Plan The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) is leading an effort to develop a regional infrastructure master plan to serve certain State lands located along Maui Veterans Highway (formerly Mokulele Highway) in Central Maui. The regional infrastructure master planning effort is on behalf of four […]
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HHC Regular Meeting – Kaua`i Island (Aug. 2018)Posted on August 16, 2018
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page.
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HCC Regular Meeting – Kapolei (July 2018)Posted on July 10, 2018
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page on our website.
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IFB-18-HHL-012-Waiohuli-Hikina, Lot 29 Drainage ImprovementsPosted on July 2, 2018
NOTICE TO BIDDERS INVITATION FOR BID Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Land Development Division IFB NO.:  IFB-18-HHL-012 Waiohuli-Hikina, Lot 29 Drainage Improvements Posted Monday, July 2, 2018 IFB Notification and Information 1.0 IFB Title Sheet (IFB-18-HHL-012) 1.1 Notice to Bidders1 (IFB-18-HHL-012) 1.2 Table of Contents (IFB-18-HHL-012) 1.3 Wage Rate Schedule No. 491 (Feb 19, 2018) […]
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IFB-18-HHL-009Posted on June 8, 2018
NOTICE TO BIDDERS INVITATION FOR BID Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Land Development Division IFB NO.:  IFB-18-HHL-009 Ho’olehua Water System Improvements Package 2 – Kalamaula, Molokai, Hawaii Posted Friday, June 8, 2018 Invitation for Bids (IFB) Contractor’s Bid Submittal Wage Rates & Miscellaneous Notices Sample DHHL Contract Sample Forms USDA RD RUS Forms Equal Employment […]
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NOTICE: HCC REGULAR MEETING – HAWAI`I ISLAND (MAY 2018)Posted on May 8, 2018
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page on our website.
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Zachary Helm Appointed as New Hawaiian Homes Commissioner for MolokaiPosted on April 20, 2018
The Hawai`i State Senate recently voted to advise and consent Zachary Helm to the Hawaiian Homes Commission. Commissioner Helm will represent the island of Molokai and his term runs through June of 2020.
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David Kaapu Reappointed as Hawaiian Homes Commissioner for West Hawai`i, Hawai`i IslandPosted on April 20, 2018
The Hawai`i State Senate recently voted to advise and consent the reappointment of David Kaapu to the Hawaiian Homes Commission. Commissioner Kaapu will continue to represent West Hawai`i (Hawai`i Island). His term runs through June 2021.
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Randy Awo Appointed as Hawaiian Homes Commissioner for MauiPosted on April 11, 2018
The Hawai`i State Senate recently voted to advise and consent the nomination of Randy Awo to the Hawaiian Homes Commission. Commissioner Awo will represent the island of Maui and his term runs through June 2019.
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NOTICE: HCC Regular Meeting – Moloka`i (April 2018)Posted on April 9, 2018
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page on our website.
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NOTICE: HCC Regular Meeting – Kapolei (March 2018)Posted on March 14, 2018
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page on our website.
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Congresswoman Mazie Hirono Calls for Reauthorization of Native Hawaiian Housing ProgramsPosted on March 7, 2018
Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) continued to oppose efforts to exclude Native Hawaiians from the reauthorization of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA), which provides affordable housing to the Native Hawaiian and other Native communities.
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NOTICE: HCC Regular Meeting – Kapolei (Feb. 2018)Posted on February 14, 2018
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page on our website.
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DHHL Statement on Nelson Case RulingPosted on February 12, 2018
On February 9, 2018, the Hawai`i State Supreme Court ruled (4-1 majority) that the Hawai`i State Legislature is only required to fund the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands the amount that the delegates of the 1978 Hawaii State Constitutional Convention estimated it takes in administration and operating expenses, adjusted for inflation.
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NOTICE: HCC Regular Meeting – Kapolei (January 2018)Posted on January 22, 2018
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page on our website.
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Public Notice: Namakuli and Waianae Regional PlansPosted on January 12, 2018
DHHL is currently updating the regional plans for Nanakuli and Waianae and is asking for your feedback.
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Smoke Testing of Sewer Lines in the Papakolea, Kewalo, and Kalawahine SubdivisionsPosted on December 20, 2017
Underground Services Inc. will be smoke testing portions of the sewer collection system in the Papakolea, Kewalo and Kalawahine subdivsions between January 22 and February 9, 2018.
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PUBLIC NOTICE: Papakolea Sewer ImprovementsPosted on December 11, 2017
The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands has initiated two separate projects to rehabilitate and replace certain sewer lines and install rockfall mitigation/slope stabilization measures.
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HHC Regular Meeting – O`ahu (Dec. 2017)Posted on December 11, 2017
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page on our website.
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NOTICE: HCC Regular Meeting – Maui (November 2017)Posted on November 9, 2017
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page on our website.
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Notice: Honomu Subsistence Agricultural Lots Meeting – HiloPosted on October 23, 2017
Notice of Honomu Subsistence Agricultural Lots Meeting in Hilo.
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HCC Regular Meeting – Hawai`i Island (October 2017)Posted on October 9, 2017
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page on our website.
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Former Waikoloa Maneuver Area Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) MeetingPosted on October 3, 2017
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Honolulu District, announces a Restoration Advisory Board meeting for the former Waikoloa Maneuver Area, South Kohala, Island of Hawai`i.
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HHC Regular Meeting – Maui (Sept. 2017)Posted on September 12, 2017
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page on our website.
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DHHL’s Kapolei Hoolimalima Rent-With-Option-To-Purchase Pilot Program Gains National AttentionPosted on September 8, 2017
The Department of Hawaiian Home Land's recently completed Kapolei Ho‘olimalima Pilot Project has gained the attention of the National Association of Home Builders "Drive Home" segment which features families across the nation who have achieved the dream of becoming homeowners.
Read More DHHL’s Kapolei Hoolimalima Rent-With-Option-To-Purchase Pilot Program Gains National Attention
PUBLIC COMMENT: NAHASDA 2017 ANNUAL REPORT (DRAFT)Posted on August 22, 2017
The report, disseminated for thirty days of public comment on August 22, 2017, will be finalized and submitted to the U.S. Office of Housing and Urban Development by September 30, 2017.
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HHC Regular Meeting – Kaua`i (Aug. 2017)Posted on August 15, 2017
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page on our website.
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2018 DHHL Legislative Package – Proposed Legislative Action RequestPosted on July 18, 2017
Every year, the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands prepares and submits legislative proposals for inclusion in the Governor’s Administrative Package for the next session of the Hawaii State Legislature.
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HHC Regular Meeting – O`ahu (July 2017)Posted on July 10, 2017
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page of our website.
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HHC Regular Meeting – O`ahu (June 2017)Posted on June 13, 2017
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page of our website.
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FAQ – House Bill 451 – Legislation Reducing Blood Quantum for SuccessorsPosted on May 17, 2017
House Bill 451 - Legislation Reducing Blood Quantum for Successors FAQs.
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HHC Regular Meeting – Hawai’i Island (May 2017)Posted on May 16, 2017
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page of our website.
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HISTORIC SETTLEMENT REACHED IN WEST KAUA’I WAIMEA RIVER WATER DISPUTEPosted on May 5, 2017
The Hawai‘i State Water Commission recently approved a mediated settlement that will immediately restore mauka to makai flows in the Waimea River on Kaua'i. 
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HHC Regular Meeting – Moloka`i (April 2017)Posted on April 13, 2017
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page of our website.
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La’i’Opua 2020 Breaks Ground on Construction of New Community CenterPosted on March 21, 2017
On Wednesday, March 15, 2017, the La‘i‘Ōpua 2020 Board of Directors including Executive Director Bo Kahui along with Kahu Iris Kunewa, dignitaries, representatives, contractors, engineers and friends of the Villages of La‘i‘Ōpua celebrated the groundbreaking for the building of their community center in North Kona.
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Pilot Project Produces 19 Native Hawaiian HomeownersPosted on March 20, 2017
The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands' (DHHL) affordable housing pilot project successfully converted another 19 Hawaiian Homestead families from renters to homeowners.
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March HHC Meetings, Community Meeting in WaimanaloPosted on March 15, 2017
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page of our website.
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Waimānalo Ground Blessing Ceremony Kicks Off Home ConstructionPosted on March 15, 2017
The future homestead lots for 15 native Hawaiian ʻohana were blessed this morning in the new homestead community of Kakaʻina in Waimānalo, Oʻahu.
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Laʻi ʻŌpua Breaks Ground on Community CenterPosted on March 15, 2017
La'i'Opua 2020 recently completed its New Market Tax Credit financing for the construction of the initial 3,000 square foot phase 1 construction of the 13,000 square foot community center facility.
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Kauaʻi Welcomes First Hawaiian Homesteaders of 2017Posted on January 23, 2017
These 20 homestead ʻohana joined the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands and dignitaries at a lot selection ceremony Saturday, January 21, 2017 at King Kaumuali’i Elementary School Cafeteria in Hanamaulu.  
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HHC Regular Meeting – O`ahu (January 2017)Posted on January 18, 2017
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page on our website.
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HHC Regular Meeting – O`ahu (Dec. 2016)Posted on December 13, 2016
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page on our website.
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HHC Regular Meeting – O‘ahu (Dec. 2016)Posted on December 8, 2016
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page on our website.
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Kapolei Homesteader Gives Thanks at Groundbreaking of New Self-Help HomePosted on November 26, 2016
Myrah Kaliko shared thanks for ‘ohana, volunteers, and the folks of Habitat for Humanity Leeward O’ahu who joined her today to break ground on her new home at the end of Kaneoneo Street in Kānēhili Hawaiian Homestead.
Read More Kapolei Homesteader Gives Thanks at Groundbreaking of New Self-Help Home
DHHL Lifts Molokaʻi Water Usage RestrictionPosted on November 23, 2016
Effective immediately, the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is lifting the water usage restriction for Molokaʻi residents who receive their potable water from the Hoʻolehua reservoirs.
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DHHL’s Molokaʻi Water Reservoir Tanks Vandalized, Public Urged to Seek Alternative Water Source for DrinkingPosted on November 22, 2016
The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands discovered today that both of their 3.5-million-gallon water storage tanks in Ho`olehua on the island of Moloka‘i have been vandalized.
Read More DHHL’s Molokaʻi Water Reservoir Tanks Vandalized, Public Urged to Seek Alternative Water Source for Drinking
HHC Regular Meeting – O`ahu/Lānaʻi (Nov. 2016)Posted on November 18, 2016
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page on our website.
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Waimānalo First in Series of Lot Selection Ceremonies to be held over the Next Two YearsPosted on October 20, 2016
Waimānalo welcomed over 30 new Hawaiian homesteaders into its community this past weekend at the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands' Kakaʻina Lot Selection Ceremony in Waimānalo.
Read More Waimānalo First in Series of Lot Selection Ceremonies to be held over the Next Two Years
HHC Regular Meeting – Hawai`i Island (Oct. 2016)Posted on October 12, 2016
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page on our website.
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HHC Regular Meeting – Maui (Sept. 2016)Posted on September 13, 2016
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page on our website.
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The Santos ʻOhana & Waimānalo’s Mustard Seed MiraclePosted on September 3, 2016
Waimānaloʻs newest homesteaders, Ola and Rusty Santos held their housewarming party today thanks to what will soon be coined a “Mustard Seed Miracle.”
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Rebuild Keeps Memories Intact for Papakōlea HomesteaderPosted on August 30, 2016
Aging infrastructure and a reluctance to leave a lifetime of memories behind had homesteader Darleen Kaniho living in uninhabitable conditions for several years in her childhood home in Papakōlea. With the help of Honolulu Habitat for Humanity, Darleen was able to rebuild on her ʻāina hānau with memories intact.
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First Homesteaders in Package Home Program Receive Keys to New HomePosted on August 26, 2016
The journey to homeownership for Kalama'ula's newest homesteaders came to a close today when Happy Kaleikini and Conrad "Zuzu" Aquino received the keys to their new Moloka'i home.
Read More First Homesteaders in Package Home Program Receive Keys to New Home
PUBLIC COMMENT: DOI Deadline Nears for Input on Proposed Amendment to the HHCAPosted on August 25, 2016
The U.S. Department of the Interior is giving until Monday, August 29, 2016, to provide input regarding Act 173, a state law proposing to amend the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act of 1920 by permitting the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands to lease by direct negotiation and at fair market rents, and for a term not to exceed five years, any improvements on Hawaiian home lands, or portions thereof, that are owned or controlled by the DHHL.
Read More PUBLIC COMMENT: DOI Deadline Nears for Input on Proposed Amendment to the HHCA
HHC Regular Meeting – Kauaʻi (Aug. 2016)Posted on August 16, 2016
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page on our website.
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2017 DHHL Legislative Package – Proposed Legislative Action RequestPosted on July 20, 2016
Every year, the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands prepares and submits legislative proposals for inclusion in the Governor’s Administrative Package for the next session of the Hawaii State Legislature.
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HHC Regular Meeting– Oʻahu (July 2016)Posted on July 13, 2016
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page on our website, dhhl.hawaii.gov/hhc
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Hawaiian Homes Commission Workshop – FY 2016 Programs and CIP ProjectsPosted on July 1, 2016
The Hawaiian Homes Commission will be discussing the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands' FY 2016 Programs and CIP Projects. No decision-making to take place.
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HHC Regular Meeting – O`ahu (June 2016)Posted on June 14, 2016
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page on our website.
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Hawaiian Homes Breaks Ground on First Phase of Homestead Subdivision in Upcountry MauiPosted on May 19, 2016
In the first groundbreaking ceremony for a Hawaiian homestead under Governor David Ige’s administration, Acting Governor Shan Tsutsui, community leaders, government officials, and future homesteaders joined Chair Jobie Masagatani, Hawaiian Homes Commissioners and the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands to celebrate the beginning of construction on what will become the future home for 46 Hawaiian Home Lands beneficiaries and their families in the first phase of the Kēōkea-Waiohuli subdivision in Kula, Maui.
Read More Hawaiian Homes Breaks Ground on First Phase of Homestead Subdivision in Upcountry Maui
HHC Regular Meeting – Hawai`i Island (Sept. 2019)Posted on May 17, 2016
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page on our website.
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College Students Deliver 49th Model Home to Keaukaha Homestead ʻOhanaPosted on May 12, 2016
Hawaiian Home Lands beneficiary Elton “Tui" Suganuma is the new owner of the three-bedroom, two-bath home in Keaukaha, Hilo, Hawaiʻi.
Read More College Students Deliver 49th Model Home to Keaukaha Homestead ʻOhana
Hawaiian Homes Welcomes Former Senator Akaka, Navajo Housing AuthorityPosted on May 6, 2016
Hawaiian Homes Commission Chair Jobie Masagatani and Department of Hawaiian Home Lands staff welcomed former U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka and delegates from the Navajo Housing Authority this morning at the DHHL headquarters in Kapolei.
Read More Hawaiian Homes Welcomes Former Senator Akaka, Navajo Housing Authority
HHC Regular Meeting – Molokaʻi (April 2016)Posted on April 6, 2016
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page on our website.
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DHHL Seeking Manaʻo on Beneficiary Consultation Report on Administrative Rule ChangesPosted on April 5, 2016
Your manaʻo is being sought on the Beneficiary Consultation Report for the recent round of statewide beneficiary consultation meetings on proposed changes to the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands’ administrative rules.
Read More DHHL Seeking Manaʻo on Beneficiary Consultation Report on Administrative Rule Changes
DHHL Remains Focused on Closing Funding Gap for Fiscal Year 2016Posted on April 4, 2016
Today, Governor David Ige announced his administration’s proposal to amend DHHL’s operating budget request for fiscal year 2017 from $9.6 million to $23.5 million in general funding, $17.8 million provided directly to DHHL and $5.7 million to Budget & Finance to cover fringe benefits for DHHL employees.
Read More DHHL Remains Focused on Closing Funding Gap for Fiscal Year 2016
HHC Regular Meeting – Kapolei (March 2016)Posted on March 17, 2016
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page on our website.
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Ke Aloha e Senator Gilbert KahelePosted on January 26, 2016
Hawaiian Homes Commission Chair Jobie Masagatani today issued the following statement regarding the passing of state Sen. Gilbert Kahele.
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DHHL Disappointed by Attorney General’s Decision to Appeal in Nelson CasePosted on January 12, 2016
The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is disappointed in yesterday's decision by the state attorney general to appeal a recent Circuit Court ruling in the Nelson case, which found the state failed to meet its constitutional duty to sufficiently fund DHHL.
Read More DHHL Disappointed by Attorney General’s Decision to Appeal in Nelson Case
HHC Regular Meeting – Kapolei (Dec. 2015)Posted on December 7, 2015
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page on our website.
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Court Rules in Hawaiian Homes Favor: Legislature Must Fund DHHL $28 MillionPosted on December 3, 2015
 The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands could receive at least $28 million in general funds this coming fiscal year, after a First Circuit Court decision found the State violated its constitutional duty by continually failing to provide adequate funding to DHHL.
Read More Court Rules in Hawaiian Homes Favor: Legislature Must Fund DHHL $28 Million
2015 Public Notice to SuccessorsPosted on December 3, 2015
Notice to possible successors of the following deceases applicants, who died on or after October 26, 1998, and failed to designate a successor to their Hawaiian Home Lands application right under Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, 1920, as amended.
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2015 Public Notice to SuccessorsPosted on November 29, 2015
PUBLIC NOTICE TO SUCCESSORS DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS HOMESTEAD SERVICES DIVISION APPLICATIONS BRANCH Download a PDF version of this Public Notice Download the Request To Be Designated Form PDF 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 […]
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HHC Proceeds with Wind Project, Vendor to Survey Kahikinui LandPosted on November 23, 2015
 Last week the Hawaiian Homes Commission voted unanimously to proceed with an alternative energy wind project proposed by NextEra Energy Resources on Hawaiian home lands in Kahikinui, Maui.
Read More HHC Proceeds with Wind Project, Vendor to Survey Kahikinui Land
HHC Regular Meeting – Maui (Nov. 2015)Posted on November 12, 2015
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page on our website.
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HHC Regular Meeting – Kaua`i (Oct. 2015)Posted on October 13, 2015
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page on our website.
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Statement on Interior Department Proposal for Re-establishing a Government-to-Government Relationship with the Native Hawaiian CommunityPosted on September 29, 2015
he U.S. Department of the Interior's proposed rule on procedures for re-establishing a government-to-government relationship with the Native Hawaiian community protects the rights of our Hawaiian Homes beneficiaries and is a very important proposal for the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, beneficiaries, and the native Hawaiian community.
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HHC Regular Meeting – Hawai`i Island (Sept. 2015)Posted on September 15, 2015
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page on our website.
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Fitch Gives DHHL Strong Bond Rating; Stable Financial OutlookPosted on August 27, 2015
Fitch Ratings, a global rating agency, earlier this month affirmed the ‘A’ rating for the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands’ (DHHL) $38.3 million revenue bonds, series 2009, and issued a Rating Outlook of “Stable.”
Read More Fitch Gives DHHL Strong Bond Rating; Stable Financial Outlook
HHC Regular Meeting – Maui (Aug. 2015)Posted on August 13, 2015
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page on our website.
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Santos ʻOhana Celebrate New HomesteadPosted on August 10, 2015
Kīnohi and Rusty Santos were joined by their extended ʻohana yesterday to break ground for construction on their new home in the Hawaiian homestead community of Kumuhau in Waimānalo, Oʻahu.
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DOI Extends Public Comment Period to August 12Posted on July 16, 2015
The Department of the Interior announced earlier this week that it is extending the comment period for the proposed rule governing land exchanges involving Hawaiian home lands and amendments to the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act proposed by the State of Hawaii until August 12, 2015.
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HHC Regular Meeting – O`ahu (July 2015)Posted on July 14, 2015
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page on our website.
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HHC Urges Interior Department Consult Beneficiaries and DHHL on Proposed Federal RulesPosted on June 26, 2015
The Hawaiian Homes Commission is calling on the U.S. Department of the Interior to consult with the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands and the beneficiaries of the Hawaiian Home Lands Trust regarding federal rules proposed in May 2015.
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DHHL Hosts International Leaders in Energy and the EnvironmentPosted on June 26, 2015
Department of Hawaiian Home Lands welcomed current and emerging leaders from around the world this week to discuss alternative energy development on Hawaiian home lands.
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HHC Regular Meeting – Hawai`i Island (May 2015)Posted on May 12, 2015
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page on our website.
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DHHL Statement Regarding U.S. Department of Interior RulesPosted on May 8, 2015
The Department has had a long relationship with the U.S. Department of the Interior and appreciates DOI’s efforts in supporting its mission established by the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act.
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Professional Services: HALE Foreclosure Prevention TrainingPosted on April 22, 2015
In accordance with §103D-304, HRS, the State of Hawaii, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is seeking qualified service providers for the DHHL’s Homeownership Assistance and Literacy Education Program.
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Senate Committee on Hawaiian Affairs Confirms Chin, Canto, KahikinaPosted on April 15, 2015
The Senate Committee on Hawaiian Affairs confirmed Hawaiian Homes Commissioners Doreen Napua Canto, Pua Chin, and Michael Kahikina today at the Capitol.
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HHC April 2015 Meetings On Moloka’iPosted on April 13, 2015
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page on our website.
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Mahalo e Kūhiō!Posted on March 27, 2015
  Mahalo to everyone who came out yesterday to honor our beloved Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole Piʻikoi. From the lei draping in Waikīkī, Oʻahu, to the commemoration services at the Maunaʻala Royal Mausoleum in Nuʻuanu, it is evident Prince Kūhiō’s legacy lives on not only in the holiday bearing his name but in the many organizations […]
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Waimānalo Gets New High-Tech CenterPosted on March 25, 2015
The Hawaiian homestead community of Waimanalo celebrated the blessing of their new Community Technology, Education and Employment Center earlier this week.
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NAHASDA One Step Closer to ReauthorizationPosted on March 23, 2015
Federal funds supporting affordable housing for Native Hawaiians should continue to flow, according to a vote today by the U.S. House of Representatives on a bill reauthorizing the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act or NAHASDA.
Read More NAHASDA One Step Closer to Reauthorization
HHC Regular Meeting – O`ahu (March 2015)Posted on March 11, 2015
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page on our website.
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Senate Confirms Masagatani and AilāPosted on March 6, 2015
On Friday, March 6th the State Senate unanimously confirmed  Jobie M. K. Masagatani as Chair of the Hawaiian Homes Commission and Director of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands.
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Construction to Close Kawaihae Road Lane at South Kohala Distribution RoadPosted on February 16, 2015
The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is alerting residents and motorists of a single-lane road closure along Kawaihae Road at the South Kohala Distribution Road intersection beginning Tuesday, Feb. 17 through Thursday, Feb. 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., for utility installations.
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Kalamaʻula Welcomes First Homesteader of 2015Posted on January 23, 2015
aniel Pelekane-Tamashiro is the newest member of Hawaiʻi's oldest Hawaiian homestead, Kalamaʻula on Molokaʻi.
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DHHL Statement On Maku’u Disaster PreparednessPosted on January 23, 2015
The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is currently undertaking preliminary planning in order to best prepare ourselves and our beneficiaries for the possible impacts the path of the lava flow may have on its community in Maku’u.
Read More DHHL Statement On Maku’u Disaster Preparedness
NAHASDA Reauthorization Bill Introduced in the HousePosted on January 15, 2015
H.R. 360, a bill to reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA), which includes provisions for the Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant, was introduced yesterday in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Read More NAHASDA Reauthorization Bill Introduced in the House
HHC Regular Meeting – O`ahu (Jan. 2015)Posted on January 14, 2015
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page of our website.
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Masagatani Remains DHHL Director, Aila New DeputyPosted on December 26, 2014
Gov. David Ige today announced the appointment of five members of his Cabinet.
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Six Hawaiian Homestead Families Receive Keys to New Homes in WaimānaloPosted on December 18, 2014
Christmas came early for six native Hawaiian families, who received the keys to their new self-help homes in the Hawaiian homestead community of Kumuhau in Waimānalo, Oʻahu, today.
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HHC Welcomes New Kauaʻi Commissioner Pua ChinPosted on December 15, 2014
Chin was appointed to fill the vacant Kauaʻi Commission seat on November 10, 2014, by former Gov. Neil Abercrombie.
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Schatz Named to Key Post on Senate AppropriationsPosted on December 12, 2014
United States Senate Democratic leadership announced the selection of U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai`i) to serve on the key Senate Committee on Appropriations.
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HHC Regular Meeting – O`ahu (Dec. 2014)Posted on December 8, 2014
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page of our website.
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NAHASDA Reauthorized by U.S. House of RepresentativesPosted on December 2, 2014
The U.S. House of Representatives today passed H.R. 4329, the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act of 2014 (NAHASDA), which was amended to include language introduced by U.S. Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa that would provide for key funding of the Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant and Loan Guarantees.
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Kapolei Mall Project Moves ForwardPosted on December 1, 2014
DeBartolo Development announced today that it has formally begun its lease of a 67-acre site in Kapolei from the State Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) for Ka Makana Alii, the 1.4 million-square-foot regional mall being built in West Oahu. Work will begin immediately to prepare the site for construction of phase one of the $500 million project.
Read More Kapolei Mall Project Moves Forward
HUD Native Hawaiian Housing Needs StudyPosted on November 24, 2014
The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is preparing to launch an important study on Native Hawaiian housing needs entitled “Assessment of Native Hawaiian Housing Needs.” DHHL applicants have the opportunity to have a significant role in this major initiative.
Read More HUD Native Hawaiian Housing Needs Study
2014 Public Notice To SuccessorsPosted on November 20, 2014
Notice to possible successors of the following deceases applicants, who died on or after October 26, 1998, and failed to designate a successor to their Hawaiian Home Lands application right under Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, 1920, as amended.
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2014 Public Notice To SuccessorsPosted on November 20, 2014
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, 1921, as amended.
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Keaukaha Homestead Celebrates 90 YearsPosted on November 18, 2014
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.
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HHC Regular Meeting – Hawai`i Island (Nov. 2014)Posted on November 10, 2014
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page of our website.
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Dudoits Breaks Ground on Kalama’ula HomePosted on October 20, 2014
Robin and Lisa Dudoit celebrated the beginning of construction on their new home earlier last week in Kalamaʻula, Molokaʻi.
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HHC Kaua’i Meetings Postponed Due To Tropical StormPosted on October 14, 2014
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page of our website, dhhl.hawaii.gov.
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Habitat Kauaʻi Helps Homesteader Rebuild from AshesPosted on October 11, 2014
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 1970's.
Read More Habitat Kauaʻi Helps Homesteader Rebuild from Ashes
Persistence Pays Off for Maui Homestead LeaderPosted on October 6, 2014
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.
Read More Persistence Pays Off for Maui Homestead Leader
Puʻukapu Pastoral Lessees Getting Road ImprovementsPosted on October 3, 2014
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.
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Water System Construction To Impact Residents of Lower Kula Road, Ka DrivePosted on September 22, 2014
The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is alerting residents and motorists to construction activity in the Lower Kula area which may result in traffic impacts.
Read More Water System Construction To Impact Residents of Lower Kula Road, Ka Drive
HHC Regular Meeting – Maui (Sept. 2014)Posted on September 15, 2014
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page of our website.
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DHHL Launches Packaged Homes Pilot ProgramPosted on September 13, 2014
A new pilot program announced today by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands will use federal funds to cover the cost of a packaged home for Hawaiian homesteaders holding leases to vacant lots they have yet to build a home upon.
Read More DHHL Launches Packaged Homes Pilot Program
Argosy University & Wai’ehu Kou Phase III Association Offer Three $10,000 ScholarshipsPosted on September 8, 2014
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.
Read More Argosy University & Wai’ehu Kou Phase III Association Offer Three $10,000 Scholarships
Kēōkea Homesteaders Celebrate New MarketplacePosted on August 30, 2014
A new tradition is cropping up in Kēōkea, Mauiʻs only agriculture Hawaiian homestead.
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HHC Regular Meeting – Lāna’i (Aug. 2014)Posted on August 6, 2014
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page of our website.
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Court Grants DHHL Motion for Summary Judgement and Writ Against Kalaeloa RacewayPosted on August 5, 2014
The court agreed that DHHL has the legal right to possession of the property, and ordered a writ of possession in favor of DHHL, effective forthwith.
Read More Court Grants DHHL Motion for Summary Judgement and Writ Against Kalaeloa Raceway
Hawaiian Homes Breaks Ground on Ka‘uluokaha‘i SubdivisionPosted on July 30, 2014
The 24.5-acre project formerly known as East Kapolei II-B sits on the ‘Ewa Plain, mauka of the ‘Ewa Villages Golf Course and east of Kualaka‘i Parkway behind the Kroc Community Center.
Read More Hawaiian Homes Breaks Ground on Ka‘uluokaha‘i Subdivision
Draft 2014 Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant Annual Performance ReportPosted on July 15, 2014
The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is requesting public comment regarding its draft 2014 Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant Annual Performance Report.  
Read More Draft 2014 Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant Annual Performance Report
HHC Regular Meeting – O’ahu (July 2014)Posted on July 14, 2014
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page of our website.
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HUD Native Hawaiian Housing Needs StudyPosted on July 10, 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 Housing Needs.” DHHL applicants have the opportunity to have a significant role in this major initiative.
Read More HUD Native Hawaiian Housing Needs Study
HHC Special Meeting – Hawai`i (June 2014)Posted on June 19, 2014
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page of our website.
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DHHL Accepting 2015 Legislative ProposalsPosted on June 16, 2014
Proposals must be good public policy for the department; must address the department’s operations, programs, regulations, processes, budget and/or resources; and must create a benefit or an advantage for the department, the trust, or trust beneficiaries, or otherwise correct a current deficiency.
Read More DHHL Accepting 2015 Legislative Proposals
HHC Regular Meeting – O’ahu (June 2014)Posted on June 9, 2014
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page of our website.
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Professional Services & Consultants Fiscal Year 2015Posted on June 3, 2014
Interested Individuals or Firms should submit a packet for each category of interest consisting of a Letter of Interest, Resume and/or a current Statement of Qualifications.
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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.
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Gov. Releases $1.15 Million For Kapolei Community And Cultural CenterPosted on May 30, 2014
Gov. Neil Abercrombie today announced the release of $1.15 million in capital improvement grant funds for the Kapolei Community Development Corporation.
Read More Gov. Releases $1.15 Million For Kapolei Community And Cultural Center
Keaukaha Welcomes Azevedo ʻOhanaPosted on May 16, 2014
A home built by students in the Hawai‘i Community College Model Home Program was dedicated yesterday in the Hawaiian homestead community of Keaukaha.
Read More Keaukaha Welcomes Azevedo ʻOhana
HHC Regular Meeting – Hawai‘i (May 2014)Posted on May 14, 2014
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page of our website.
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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
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HHC West Hawai’i Nominee David KaapuPosted on April 16, 2014
Mr. Kaapu is well established in West Hawaii and is a pillar in his community. 
Read More HHC West Hawai’i Nominee David Kaapu
HHC Regular Meeting – Moloka‘i (April 2014)Posted on April 15, 2014
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page of our website.
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Aloha Bill Richardson, our new Hawaiian Homes CommissionerPosted on April 4, 2014
Mr. Bill Richardson, a Honolulu attorney and entrepreneur, brings years of legal experience and business acumen to the Hawaiian Homes Commission.
Read More Aloha Bill Richardson, our new Hawaiian Homes Commissioner
Joint OHA-HHC Board Meeting 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.
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AG Opinion: Geothermal Proceeds On DHHL LandsPosted on March 18, 2014
AG Opinion: Geothermal Proceeds On DHHL Lands
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Joint HHC-OHA Board MeetingPosted on March 12, 2014
Joint meeting of the Hawaiian Homes Commission and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees.
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HHC Regular Meeting – O`ahu (March 2014)Posted on March 12, 2014
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page of our website.
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HHC Finalizes KIUC Solar AgreementPosted on February 25, 2014
The Hawaiian Homes Commission approved the issuance of a general lease to Kaua'i Island Utility Cooperative for its Anahola Solar 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 the Homestead Community Development Corporation in Oct. 2011.
Read More HHC Finalizes KIUC Solar Agreement
DHHL Breaks Ground For 117 Kona HomesteadsPosted on February 4, 2014
DHHL awarded the future La‘i ‘Ōpua Village 4 homeowners an “Undivided Interest” lease for a lot in this subdivision in October 2005.
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DHHL Leaders Brief Senate CommitteePosted on January 17, 2014
The purpose of this informational briefing is to discuss how non-homesteading land dispositions, such as revocable permits, licenses and general leases, are created by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, and how this process correlates to the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act and the expectations of its beneficiaries.
Read More DHHL Leaders Brief Senate Committee
HHC Regular Meeting – O`ahu (Jan. 2014)Posted on January 11, 2014
 For more information about Hawaiian Homes Commission meetings, please see the Commission meetings page.
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For The Record: Manawale‘a Riding CenterPosted on December 23, 2013
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 in Waimānalo.
Read More For The Record: Manawale‘a Riding Center
Kailapa Preserving Historic Ala Loa TrailPosted on December 13, 2013
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.
Read More Kailapa Preserving Historic Ala Loa Trail
Laʻi ʻŌpua Celebrates New Health CenterPosted on December 12, 2013
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.
Read More Laʻi ʻŌpua Celebrates New Health Center
New Solar Leasing Program on MolokaʻiPosted on December 10, 2013
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.
Read More New Solar Leasing Program on Molokaʻi
Maui Homesteader Appointed to Hawaiian Homes CommissionPosted on December 3, 2013
Today, Governor Neil Abercrombie appointed Doreen Napua Gomes to represent Maui Island on the Hawaiian Homes Commission, the nine-member board tasked with overseeing the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands.
Read More Maui Homesteader Appointed to Hawaiian Homes Commission
2013 Public Notice To SuccessorsPosted on November 26, 2013
Notice to possible successors of the following deceases applicants, who died on or after October 26, 1998, and failed to designate a successor to their Hawaiian Home Lands application right under Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, 1920, as amended.
Read More 2013 Public Notice To Successors
DHHL Progress Report to LegislaturePosted on November 21, 2013
Hawaiian Homes Commission (HHC) Chair and Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Director Jobie Masagatani briefed Hawaiʻi State Legislators today on Department efforts over the past six months to address concerns raised in a State Audit released in April.
Read More DHHL Progress Report to Legislature
HHC Supports East Hawaiʻi Community Center and Loss Mitigation ProjectsPosted on November 19, 2013
The Hawaiian Homes Commission voted yesterday to issue a license for approximately 13 acres of Hawaiian Homes Trust lands to a Pana‘ewa Hawaiian homestead organization for the construction of a community center that will include a community garden, incubator kitchen, and classrooms.
Read More HHC Supports East Hawaiʻi Community Center and Loss Mitigation Projects
2013 Public Notice To SuccessorsPosted on November 17, 2013
Notice to possible successors of the following deceases applicants, who died on or after October 26, 1998, and failed to designate a successor to their Hawaiian Home Lands application right under Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, 1920, as amended.
Read More 2013 Public Notice To Successors
DeBartolo Kapolei Mall Project Moves ForwardPosted on November 14, 2013
DeBartolo Development was granted a one-year time extension in a unanimous vote by the Hawaiian Homes Commission today, allowing the developer of the $500 million Ka Makana Ali‘i regional shopping center in East Kapolei to finalize its design and financing for the project.
Read More DeBartolo Kapolei Mall Project Moves Forward
HHC Regular Meeting – Hawai`i Island (Nov. 2013)Posted on November 12, 2013
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page on our website.
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Ka Makana Ali’i DHHL Community Meeting, HHC Special MeetingPosted on November 8, 2013
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.
Read More Ka Makana Ali’i DHHL Community Meeting, HHC Special Meeting
For The Record: MortgagesPosted on November 8, 2013
For The Record: Mortgages
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Legislature Confirms Two New Hawaiian Homes CommissionersPosted on November 6, 2013
The Hawai’i State Legislature confirmed two new members of the Hawaiian Homes Commission on Fri., Nov. 1. Patricia W. Sheehan and Wallace A. Ishibashi Jr. were confirmed by unanimous vote to serve on the commission to 2017.
Read More Legislature Confirms Two New Hawaiian Homes Commissioners
DHHL Project Work To Impact Waimea TrafficPosted on November 5, 2013
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 in the vicinity of Lālāmilo Housing Phase 2A, Increment 1.
Read More DHHL Project Work To Impact Waimea Traffic
DHHL Staff In Foreclosure Intervention and Default Counseling Certification TrainingPosted on November 4, 2013
DHHL staff participates in foreclosure intervention and default counseling certification training.
Read More DHHL Staff In Foreclosure Intervention and Default Counseling Certification Training
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.
Read More Makuʻu Homesteaders Bless New Office
DHHL Releases Draft Oʻahu Island PlanPosted on October 29, 2013
The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands invites beneficiaries to review and comment on the Draft O‘ahu Island Plan, which will guide DHHL management and development of trust lands on the island over the next 20 years.
Read More DHHL Releases Draft Oʻahu Island Plan
U.S. Treasury/CDFI Fund Hosts Hawaiian Homestead Leader’s Focus GroupPosted on October 29, 2013
The CDFI Fund has contracted with GBS, an Alaska Native Village Corporation to facilitate meaningful discussions and ultimately prepare a study of the findings, and OSIYO will design and facilitate the sessions.
Read More U.S. Treasury/CDFI Fund Hosts Hawaiian Homestead Leader’s Focus Group
DHHL Achieves 82 Percent Compliance on Commercial LeasesPosted on October 28, 2013
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.
Read More DHHL Achieves 82 Percent Compliance on Commercial Leases
HHC Regular Meeting – Maui (Oct. 2013)Posted on October 15, 2013
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page on our website.
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For The Record: KIUC Newsletter and Anahola SolarPosted on October 11, 2013
The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands recently received calls and email regarding a recent newsletter issued by the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative.
Read More For The Record: KIUC Newsletter and Anahola Solar
HUD Proposed Rule RE:HUD Insured and Guaranteed Single Family MortgagesPosted on October 7, 2013
HUD Proposed Rule RE:HUD Insured and Guaranteed Single Family Mortgages
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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
The Hawaiian Homes Commission welcomed testimony today from representatives of the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancementʻs (CNHA) Policy Center on suggestions to address concerns raised by a State Auditor’s report earlier this year.
Read More HHC Hears CNHA Policy Center Testimony
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.
Read More DHHL Joins Habitat for Build-A-Thon in Waimānalo
HHC Regular Meeting – Hawai`i Island (Sept. 2013)Posted on September 11, 2013
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page on our website.
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DHHL Unveils New Streamline ReFi LoansPosted on September 4, 2013
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 be refinanced with monies in the HHGLF) who meet specific criteria.
Read More DHHL Unveils New Streamline ReFi Loans
HHC Welcomes Newest MembersPosted on August 19, 2013
The Hawaiian Homes Commission welcomed their newest members during a monthly commission meeting today in Paukūkalo, Maui.
Read More HHC Welcomes Newest Members
HHC Regular Meeting – Maui (Aug. 2013)Posted on August 12, 2013
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page on our website.
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Fitch Agency Gives DHHL Bonds ‘A’ RatingPosted on August 9, 2013
Fitch Ratings, a global rating agency, today affirmed the ‘A’ rating for the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands $39.8 million revenue bonds, series 2009, and issued a Rating Outlook of “Stable.”
Read More Fitch Agency Gives DHHL Bonds ‘A’ Rating
DHHL Sends Mahalo to Kaua’i County and Mayor CarvalhoPosted on July 30, 2013
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, so the Mayor and Co. dispatched a backhoe and work crew to clear the blockage to prevent possible flooding.
Read More DHHL Sends Mahalo to Kaua’i County and Mayor Carvalho
HCC Approves Initial Revisions to DHHL Revocable Permit ProgramPosted on July 23, 2013
With a vote of 7-0, the Hawaiian Homes Commission voted to amend its long-standing revocable permit program. 
Read More HCC Approves Initial Revisions to DHHL Revocable Permit Program
East Hawaiʻi Communities At The TablePosted on July 22, 2013
On Fri., Jul. 19, seven East Hawaiʻi homestead community associations came together to review and sign a memorandum of agreement between the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands and their respective organizations for the disbursement of community benefit funds received annually from Waiākea Center.
Read More East Hawaiʻi Communities At The Table
HHC Regular Meeting – Kauaʻi (July 2013)Posted on July 18, 2013
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page on our website.
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DHHL Ramps Up O’ahu Island Plan OutreachPosted on July 10, 2013
he Department of Hawaiian Home Lands invites beneficiaries to participate in planning the future of Hawaiian Home Lands on O‘ahu.
Read More DHHL Ramps Up O’ahu Island Plan Outreach
HHC Rejects Anahola Green Energy ProjectPosted on June 28, 2013
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.
Read More HHC Rejects Anahola Green Energy Project
Blasting to Resume at DHHL Construction Site in WaimeaPosted on June 24, 2013
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 activities between July 8 and July 31, 2013, to facilitate rock excavation at the construction site for Phase 2A of the Department's Lālāmilo Subdivision.
Read More Blasting to Resume at DHHL Construction Site in Waimea
Advertisement for Professional Services & Consultants for FY 2014Posted on June 20, 2013
The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands anticipates the need for Professional Services for projects for FY2014.
Read More Advertisement for Professional Services & Consultants for FY 2014
HUD Awards $40 Million In Housing Counseling GrantsPosted on June 18, 2013
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 today announced more than $40 million in housing counseling grants to 334 national, regional and local organizations.
Read More HUD Awards $40 Million In Housing Counseling Grants
HHC Regular Meeting – Hawai`i Island (June 2013)Posted on June 10, 2013
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page on our website.
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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. […]
Read More Homesteaders Plant Native Trees at Panaʻewa Zoo
Kumuhau Welcomes Six New ʻOhanaPosted on June 1, 2013
The Kumuhau project is the biggest build to date for Honolulu Habitat, and today's event marks their 25th anniversary. Since 1988, Honolulu Habitat has built 67 affordable homes for Oʻahu families.
Read More Kumuhau Welcomes Six New ʻOhana
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.
Read More Hawai’i Community College Dedicates 46th DHHL Home
HHC Regular Meeting – Moloka’i (May 2013)Posted on May 14, 2013
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page on our website.
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Legislature Passes Record $9.6 Million Budget for DHHL OperationsPosted on May 2, 2013
The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands today received critical legislative support for a new FY 2014 operating budget which includes $9.6 million of general funds for administrative and operating costs, allowing the trust fund and other revenues generated by the Department that currently fund department operational expenses to now be made available for the future development of Hawaiian Homestead projects and programs.
Read More Legislature Passes Record $9.6 Million Budget for DHHL Operations
Blasting Through May 31 At DHHL Site In WaimeaPosted on April 26, 2013
The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is alerting residents, business owners and nearby property owners that after multiple test blasts conducted last week, its contractor Blasting Technology will proceed with blasting activities Monday through Friday between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. through May 31, 2013.
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Nānākuli Housing Corporation Dedicates Affordable Hawaiian HomesteadPosted on April 24, 2013
Governor Neil Abercrombie and Hawaiian Homes Commission Chair Jobie Masagatani joined the Nānākuli Housing Corporation (NHC) today to break ground on the first "Kawelo Cottage" built for Dustin & Sheena Barrett on their Hawaiian homestead in Nānākuli, O'ahu.
Read More Nānākuli Housing Corporation Dedicates Affordable Hawaiian Homestead
Governor Names Young Deputy to the DirectorPosted on April 19, 2013
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.
Read More Governor Names Young Deputy to the Director
Further Blasting Planned at Lālāmilo in WaimeaPosted on April 18, 2013
The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is alerting residents, business owners and nearby property owners that its contractor Blasting Technology will be conducting further blasting activities on Wed., Thur., Fri., Apr. 24, 25, and 26, 2013, to facilitate rock excavation at the construction site for Phase 2A of the Department's Lālāmilo Subdivision.
Read More Further Blasting Planned at Lālāmilo in Waimea
Oʻahu Island Plan Beneficiary Outreach LaunchedPosted on April 17, 2013
The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands invites beneficiaries to take part in planning the future of Hawaiian Home Lands on Oʻahu.
Read More Oʻahu Island Plan Beneficiary Outreach Launched
HHC Regular Meeting – Hawai`i Island (April 2013)Posted on April 16, 2013
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page of our website.
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Notice of Blasting: LālāmiloPosted on April 15, 2013
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.
Read More Notice of Blasting: Lālāmilo
2013 State BudgetPosted on April 11, 2013
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.
Read More 2013 State Budget
LUC Designates Ka Makana Ali‘i Mixed-UsePosted on March 13, 2013
Hawai’i DeBartolo recently completed the Land Use Commission process to designate Ka Makana Ali‘i a mixed-use development.
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HHC Regular Meeting – O’ahu (March 2013)Posted on March 11, 2013
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page of our website.
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Five-Megawatt Kalaeloa Solar Farm Now Generating Power on OahuPosted on 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 by Bright Plain
Read More Five-Megawatt Kalaeloa Solar Farm Now Generating Power on Oahu
Masagatani Confirmed as Chair of Hawaiian Homes CommissionPosted on March 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.
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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.
Read More Gov. Abercrombie Visits DHHL
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?
Read More Call to Action: Nelson Case & DHHL Budget
2012 Public Notice To SuccessorsPosted on December 10, 2012
Notice to possible successors of the following deceases applicants, who died on or after October 26, 1998, and failed to designate a successor to their Hawaiian Home Lands application right under Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, 1920, as amended.
Read More 2012 Public Notice To Successors
HHC Regular Meeting – O`ahu (Dec. 2012)Posted on December 7, 2012
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page of our website.
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HHC Regular Meeting – O`ahu (Nov. 2012)Posted on November 13, 2012
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page of our website.
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Hawaiian Homes Commission Special Meeting O`ahu (Nov. 2012)Posted on November 5, 2012
Hawaiian Homes Commission Special Meeting.
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Tsunami Warning!Posted on October 27, 2012
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Lālāmilo Paving and Lane ClosuresPosted on October 22, 2012
The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands would like to alert residents and motorists of roadway construction and lane closures which may impact commute times in the Waimea area.
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HHC Regular Meeting – Maui (Oct. 2012)Posted on October 9, 2012
Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page of our website.
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DHHL Breaks Ground For Lālāmilo Waimea HomesteadsPosted on October 3, 2012
Governor Neil Abercrombie, Hawai‘i County Mayor Billy Kenoi, community leaders, government officials, and future homesteaders joined Chair-designate Jobie Masagatani, Hawaiian Homes Commissioners and the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands in a groundbreaking ceremony today to begin construction on what will become the future home for 83 Hawaiian Home Lands beneficiaries and their families in the second phase of the Lālāmilo subdivision in Waimea, Hawai‘i.
Read More DHHL Breaks Ground For Lālāmilo Waimea Homesteads
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.
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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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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
The home blessing ceremony is the culmination of a ten-day Blitz Build, a self-help housing program offered by West Hawai'i's Habitat for Humanity, where homeowners build five homes in 10 days. Homeowners participate in the construction of their own homes, as well as the homes of their neighbors.
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DHHL Breaks Ground For Pi‘ilani Mai Ke Kai, Phase IIPosted on September 19, 2012
Governor Neil Abercrombie, Kaua‘i County Mayor Bernard Carvalho, community leaders, government officials, and future homesteaders joined Chairman-designate Jobie Masagatani, Hawaiian Homes Commissioners and the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands in a groundbreaking ceremony today to begin construction on what will become the future home for 51 Hawaiian Home Lands beneficiaries and their families in the second phase of the Pi‘ilani Mai Ke Kai subdivision in Anahola, Kaua‘i.
Read More DHHL Breaks Ground For Pi‘ilani Mai Ke Kai, Phase II
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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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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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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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
The Kakaina subdivision is located on seven acres of Hawaiian home lands approximately a half-mile mauka of the Waimānalo Shopping Center.
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Lane Closure On South Kohala Distribution RoadPosted on June 26, 2012
Transmission mains will provide water from the new 1.0 million gallon water reservoir and an existing water line along Kawaihae Road to the Lālāmilo subdivision.
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Hawaiian Homes Commission approves Kamehameha Schools leasePosted on June 21, 2012
The Hawaiian Homes Commission has approved a general lease to Kamehameha Schools to develop a state-of-the-art learning center on 40 acres in Mā‘ili as part of the Ka Pua Initiative, the schools’ long term commitment to excellent education, strong community, and a committed presence on the Wai‘anae Coast.
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Lālāmilo Water System Project UpdatePosted on June 19, 2012
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 on South Kohala Distribution Road.
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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; [email protected]; (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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Advertisement for Professional Services & Consultants for FY 2013Posted on June 4, 2012
The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands anticipates the need for Professional Services for projects for FY2013.
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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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May 27 Deadline For Public Notice To SuccessorsPosted on May 25, 2012
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.
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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
Today, the Governor also named a Director to the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands. Jobie Masagatani will fill the seat being left vacant by Alapaki Nahale-a. Ms. Masagatani previously served as DHHL Deputy Director from 1995 to 2002.
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New Keaukaha Homestead Home Built by Hawaiʻi Community College StudentsPosted on May 10, 2012
A home built by students in the Hawai‘i Community College Model Home Program was dedicated today in the Hawaiian homestead community of Keaukaha.
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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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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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Notice of Right To Opt-Out of Waiting List Damages Model SubclassPosted on May 1, 2012
The Honorable Virginia L. Crandall, Judge of the First Circuit Court, State of Hawai‘i, has granted subclass action status to Waiting List Liability Subclass members for purposes of establishing a model that is to be used to calculate the amount of damages for subclass members in Kalima, et al., v. State of Hawai‘i, et al., Civil No. 99-4771-12 VLC.
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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
The State Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is teaming up with the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa to offer architecture and engineering students the opportunity to use DHHL's land, homes, and development projects, as a learning laboratory.
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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 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.
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Deputy Kaʻuhane Testifies Before Senate Indian AffairsPosted on April 13, 2012
Since 2002, the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands has received funds under the Act in the form of a block grant known as the Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant.
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Gov. Signs $200m OHA Settlement BillPosted on April 11, 2012
More photos from the event:
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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.
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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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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:  [email protected]
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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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DHHL Director to Resign in MayPosted on March 16, 2012
Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Director Alapaki Nahale-a will leave the department on May 15, 2012. His resignation was accepted this afternoon.
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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 [email protected] 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:
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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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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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DHHL Offers 28 Waiohuli HomesteadsPosted on December 17, 2011
Christmas came early for 28 families who were offered homesteads on Maui this morning by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands.
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HHC Gives DeBartolo Kapolei Center OK On EAPosted on December 14, 2011
The Hawaiian Homes Commission gave approval this week to the determination of Finding of No Significant Impact (known as FONSI) for the Final Environmental Assessment for the Ka Makana Ali'i Conceptual Master Plan.
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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 Scheduled on Kauhale Concept HomesteadPosted on December 12, 2011
Hawaiian Homes Commission Chairman Alapaki Nahalea 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
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.
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Public Notice To Successors, Nov. 20 & 27, 2011Posted on November 18, 2011
Notice to possible successors of the following deceases applicants, who died on or after October 26, 1998, and failed to designate a successor to their Hawaiian Home Lands application right under Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, 1920, as amended.
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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:
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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 Neil Abercrombie today announced his appointments for the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission. Established in July when Governor Abercrombie signed Act 195, the NHRC starts the process that will eventually lead to federal recognition of Native Hawaiians.
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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.
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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
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DHHL Begins Work on Lālāmilo Water SystemPosted on August 4, 2011
The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is alerting the public to ongoing construction projects in the Waimea district which may affect traffic patterns in the area.
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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
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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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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
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the selection of 43 community-based organizations to receive funding to promote economic growth and the selection of six rural microenterprises for loans and grants to support rural business development, create jobs and strengthen local communities.
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Assistance Program Launched for Families with Vacant Lots to Build HomesPosted on June 30, 2011
The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement, 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.
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Kaupuni receives Mayor’s Choice AIA awardPosted on June 29, 2011
At the annual AIA Design Awards held at the Hawai'i Prince Hotel, DHHL's Kaupuni development received the Mayor's Choice Award.
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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.
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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.
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Partnership with Hawai’i Community College Results in 44th HomePosted on May 17, 2011
A home built by students in the Hawai‘i Community College students Model Home Program was dedicated today in the homestead community of Pana’ewa.
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Chairman Nahale-a Testifies Before U.S. Senate CommitteePosted on April 5, 2011
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 Nations and Communities to the 21st Century.”
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