FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 21, 2023
Public Comment Solicited for DHHL NAHASDA Report
The Department of Hawaiian Home lands is seeking public comment on its Fiscal Year 2022-2023 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 as approved by the Annual Housing Plan (AHP). A summary of expenditures can be reviewed below.
Fiscal Year 2022 – 2023 Expenditures by AHP Activity:
|AHP 1.||2022 Capital Improvement Projects||$ 357,096|
|AHP 2.||Down Payment/Closing Cost Assistance||$ 0|
|AHP 3.||Homeowner Financing||$1,530,473|
|AHP 4.||Home Assistance Program||$ 0|
|AHP 5.||Waimanalo Kupuna Housing Rental Assistance||$ 560,000|
|AHP 6-A.||Rental Vouchers||$ 2,146|
|AHP 6-B.||Emergency Rental and Utilities Assistance Program||$1,150,000|
|AHP 6-C.||DHHL Kupuna Rental Assistance Program||$ 187,500|
|AHP 6-D.||DHHL Disability Rental Assistance Program||$ 0|
|AHP 7.||Housing Counseling||$ 34,100|
|AHP 8.||Homeowner Assistance||$2,125,000|
|AHP 9.||Existing Potable Water Infrastructure Improvements||$ 354,237|
|AHP 10.||Housing Conversion||$ 63,039|
|AHP 11.||Property Acquisition||$ 70,744|
|AHP 12.||Crime Prevention||$ 0|
|Planning and Administration||$ 941,434|
Current NAHASDA Balance: $33,495,514
Encumbered by Contract: $23,248,838
Available NAHASDA Balance: $10,246,676
A copy of the Draft 2023 Annual Performance Report in full is located on the Department’s website:
Public comment is open for 30 days beginning on July 20, 2023 before being finalized and submitted to the United States Office of Housing and Urban Development by August 29, 2023.
All comments should be submitted to DHHL via e-mail to [email protected]. Comments received by the close of business on August 21, 2023, 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.
Information and Community Relations Officer
Department of Hawaiian Home Lands