Media Releases

The Hawaiian Homes Commission adopted Resolution No. 305 honoring Chair William J. Ailā, Jr.’s service to the beneficiary community in his capacity as Chairperson of the HHC and Director of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands at its December regular meeting.

Hawaiian Homes Commission Chair William J. Ailā, Jr. issued the following statement on the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s announcement of a $17,284,762.85 million Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program grant to the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands.

A project to restore a 4,500-acre portion of native forest on the slopes of Haleakalā that began over 25 years ago has recommenced through the efforts of native Hawaiians from the Kahikinui Homestead Community.

The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands has published and submitted to the Hawaiʻi State Legislature its final plan to spend the $600 million allocation of funding from Act 279.

The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands' update of its General Plan has been adopted by the Hawaiian Homes Commission. DHHL’s General Plan, updated every 20 years, establishes statewide policies that guide land management and programs over the next two decades. The Department last updated its General Plan in 2002.