Public Comment Solicited for DHHL NAHASDA Report

Posted on Jul 29, 2020 in Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, Media Releases, Slider


July 29, 2020


Public Comment Solicited for DHHL NAHASDA Report

(Kapolei, Oʻahu) – The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is seeking public comment on its Fiscal Year 2019-2020 expenditures of the Native Hawaiian Housing Plan (NHHP) and Annual Performance Report (APR) under the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act (NAHASDA).

Title VIII of NAHASDA requires DHHL, as the sole recipient of Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant funds, to report annually on activities performed in the past year.

The APR reports on activities approved by the Annual Housing Plan (AHP) in April 2019. A summary of the expenditures can be reviewed below.


Fiscal Year 2019 – 2020 Expenditures by AHP Activity:

AHP 1. 2019 Capital Improvement Projects: $308,137.52

AHP 2. Developer Financing: $0

AHP 3. HALE Program – Risk Mitigation: $10,101.04

AHP 4. Homeowner Financing: $3,355,711

AHP 5. Home Assistance Program: $196,160

AHP 6. Emergency Financing: $0

AHP 7. Rental Operating Subsidy: $250,000

AHP 8. Rental Vouchers: $2,063,191.55


Current NAHASDA Balance: $15,544,787.60

Encumbered by Contract: $11,564,147.34

Available NAHASDA Balance: $3,980,640.26


A copy of the Draft 2020 Annual Performance Report in full is located on the Department’s website.

Public comment is open for 30 days beginning on July 28, 2020, before being finalized and submitted to the United States Office of Housing and Urban Development by August 28, 2020.

All comments should be submitted to DHHL via e-mail to [email protected]. Comments received by the close of business on Thursday, August 27, 2020, will be taken into consideration when finalizing the APR.


About the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands:

The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands carries out Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole’s vision of rehabilitating native Hawaiians by returning them to the land. Established by U.S. Congress in 1921, with the passage of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, the Hawaiian homesteading program run by DHHL includes management of over 200,000 acres of land statewide with the specific purpose of developing and delivering homesteading.

Media Contact:
Cedric Duarte
Information and Community Relations Officer
Department of Hawaiian Home Lands
(808) 620-9591
[email protected]