Public Comment Solicited for DHHL NAHASDA ReportPosted on Jul 21, 2021 in Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, Public Notice, Slider
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 21, 2021
Public Comment Solicited for DHHL NAHASDA Report
(Kapolei, Oʻahu) – The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is seeking public comment on its Fiscal Year 2020-2021 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 June 2020. A summary of the expenditures can be reviewed below.
Fiscal Year 2020 – 2021 Expenditures by AHP Activity:
AHP 1. 2020 Capital Improvement Projects: $34,373
AHP 2. Developer Financing: $0
AHP 3. Homeowner Financing: $259,532
AHP 4. Home Assistance Program: $971,485
AHP 5. Rental Operating Subsidy: $312,500
AHP 6. Rental Vouchers: $2,970,985
AHP 7. Housing Counseling: $607,108
AHP 8. Existing Potable Water Infrastructure Improvements: $49,008
Current NAHASDA Balance: $15,582,273
Encumbered by Contract: $15,582,273
Available NAHASDA Balance: $0
A copy of the Draft 2021 Annual Performance Report in full is located on the Department’s website: dhhl.hawaii.gov/nahasda/nahasda-publications/.
Public comment is open for 30 days beginning on July 20, 2021, before being finalized and submitted to the United States Office of Housing and Urban Development by August 30, 2021.
All comments should be submitted to DHHL via e-mail to [email protected] Comments received by the close of business on August 23, 2021, 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.
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