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As part of its continuing effort to assist families and individuals with their housing needs and to prevent future foreclosures, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced more than $40 million in housing counseling grants to 334 national, regional and local organizations.

HILO, HAWAIʻI – Ten Hawaiian homesteaders were among a group of East Hawaiʻi leaders planting native Hawaiian trees at the Panaʻewa Zoo last month. The planting project aimed to increase awareness of the cultural legacy tied to our native Hawaiian plants, and as a result, strengthen community pride and inspire future generations to mālama ʻāina. ...
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The Kumuhau project is the biggest build to date for Honolulu Habitat, and today's event marks their 25th anniversary. Since 1988, Honolulu Habitat has built 67 affordable homes for Oʻahu families.

Another brand new home has been designed and constructed by Hawaiʻi Community College students in Hilo, Hawaiʻi.

The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands today received critical legislative support for a new FY 2014 operating budget which includes $9.6 million of general funds for administrative and operating costs, allowing the trust fund and other revenues generated by the Department that currently fund department operational expenses to now be made available for the future development of Hawaiian Homestead projects and programs.