Application Forms

Change of Address or Other Information Form

It is imperative that you keep the Department apprised of your current contact information. Please download and follow the instructions and submit this form whenever your status changes:

Homestead Leases

The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) welcomes your interest in the Hawaiian Homes program. The Hawaiian Homes Commission Act provides for awarding Hawaiian home lands available for homestead purposes to eligible applicants that are “native Hawaiian” defined as an individual having not less than one-half (50%) Hawaiian ancestry and are at least 18 years old.

Approximately 200,000 acres of homestead lands are provided for the Hawaiian Home Lands program. These homestead lands are located on the islands of O’ahu, Hawai’i, Kaua’i, Maui, Lanai, and Moloka’i for residential, agricultural, and pastoral homestead leases.

To comply with legal requirements, applicants must rely on documented evidence to meet eligibility. It is the responsibility of all applicants to trace and prove, through documentation, their biological line of Hawaiian ancestry. Documented evidence can be obtained from Document Resource Centers and LDS Family History Centers.

Only Official DHHL Application Forms Will Be Accepted.

Applications must be notarized with documentation attached to support the 50% Hawaiian eligibility requirements. Accepted applications will be time stamped, signed by a DHHL representative, and filed in the order received. A confirmation letter with a copy of the application will be mailed to the applicant. This process cannot be done over the internet at this time.

For further information or to request an official application form, please contact any of our six Hawaiian Home Lands’ District Offices or you may call us on O’ahu at (808) 620-9500. We are located at 91-5420 Kapolei Parkway (Hale Kalaniana’ole), Kapolei, Hawai’i or you may write us at the following address:

Department of Hawaiian Home Lands
Applications Branch
P.O. Box 1879
Honolulu, HI 96805

To request an official DHHL homestead application sent to your home, provide us with your name, street address and a phone contact number.