The Hawaiian Homes Commission has approved a $312 million Sufficient Sums supplemental budget request drafted by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands. The Department’s approved request will move forward to the Governor for consideration in the administration’s executive budget request to the 2022 legislature.
The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands has prepared legislative proposals to be recommended for inclusion in the Governor’s next legislative package following a solicitation for public input.
The program will assist homesteaders struggling to pay their mortgage, utilities, property taxes, insurance, or association fees as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands held a groundbreaking to mark the beginning of a $2.49 million capital improvement project that will subdivide an existing 10-acre agricultural lot in Panaʻewa, Hawaiʻi Island into 16 half-acre Subsistence Agricultural lots.
Hawaiian Homes Commission Chair William J. Ailā, Jr. has issued a statement in response to Senator Kurt Fevella’s press conference on the perceived mismanagement of legislative funds by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands.