Current Projects

The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is committed to employing a multifaceted approach in the development of housing options to meet the varied needs of our beneficiaries. Turnkey homes; subsistence agricultural lots; kūpuna housing; multi-family homesteads and owner-builder programs are a part of that approach. Upon the completion of the 28 projects listed, an estimated total of over 5,800 units* are expected.

*The number of units generated are subject to change.


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• Pu‘uhona

Nestled against the lush leeward slope of Mauna Kahālāwai in the ahupua‘a of Wailuku, Pu‘uhona Homestead will be home to 161 native Hawaiian beneficiaries and their ‘ohana. Groundwork on the roughly 47-acre project began in May 2023 with home construction to commence in the summer of 2024. Maui Kupono Builders were awarded a $17,171,944 construction contract for this project.

An additional $5,509,000 was allocated for an off-site water tank in Wailuku to service the area. A 15-minute drive to the Kahului Airport and about a mile south of Wailuku Elementary School makes Puʻuhona an ideal location. Puʻuhona marks the department’s first development initiative under Act 279.

Villages of Leiali‘i 1B

$68,000,000 for 181 single Family Homes. Developer Agreement negotiations are underway. $15,000,000 for off-site water tank to service this project.

Located makai of the State’s planned temporary housing site Ka Laʻi Ola and west of the existing Leiali‘i neighborhood in Lahaina

Wailuku Single-Family

$5,200,000 acquisition of 77 acres of land in the ahupuaʻa of Waikapū. Located immediately mauka of Pu‘uhona.

$39,838,800 for development of 207 total lots (176 single family homesteads and 31 vacant owner-builder lots). Kahului Airport is a 15-minute drive east of the project. 

Wai‘ehu Mauka

$12,240,000 acquisition of about 116 acres. $81,628,417 for development of about 311 single family homes.

Located just over three miles north of Puʻuhona and Wailuku single family residential projects, and about a mile southwest of Waiʻehu Beach Park, Waiʻehu Mauka is a 20-minute drive to Kahului Airport.

Honokōwai Subsistence Ag Lots

$1,470,000 for Survey and Design work for 50 subsistence agriculture lots south of the west Maui Airport. Future funding may allow development of the project’s Phase 2.


$10,500,000 acquisition of about 81 acres. $35,122,129 for development of 150 single family homesteads. Future funding may allow the development of an additional 250 single family homesteads.

Kamalani is located at the entrance to Kīhei as a continuation of the existing Kamalani neighborhood. Public schools, numerous retail facilities, Kīhei-Wailea Medical Center and the post office are all within 2 ½ miles of the development. The site is a 15-minute drive to Kahului Airport and 20 minutes to downtown Wailuku.


• La‘i ‘Ōpua Villages

$39,240,696 development of Village 1, 2, 4 Phase 2 “HEMA”, and North Kona Water Development in Kealakehe, Hawaiʻi. Adjacent to Kealakehe High School.

• Honoka‘a/Lehua Village

$8,750,000 acquisition of about 46 acres. $1,258,000 pre-development work. Future funding may develop approximately 296 single family homesteads.

Located within a mile of 77-bed hospital (Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua) and certified emergency room, police and fire stations, elementary, intermediate and high schools, UH-Hilo satellite campus, post office, and 25-acre County Park sports complex.

• Kaumana

$2 million acquisition of 121 acres. Potential for 168 single family homesteads. Next to existing DHHL parcels.

• Honomū Subsistence Ag Lots Phase II

• Pālamanui

• Pana‘ewa Residential


Hanapēpē Residence Lots

The 28.4 acre lot is located off Moi Road north of Hanapēpē Park and east of the existing Phase 1 Hanapēpē lots, west of the Hanapēpē Heights subdivision.

$17,800,126 was awarded for sitework and infrastructure to develop 82 single family homesteads.

Grove Farm Isenberg Parcel

$20,684,160 acquisition of ~295 acres in Līhuʻe, Kauaʻi. Located near Isenberg Park, it is about ½ a mile from Wilcox Medical Center, one mile to the county seat of government, downtown Līhuʻe and Wilcox Elementary School, and two miles to Līhuʻe Airport.

Future funding will allow development of up to 1,000 single family homesteads and about 200 subsistence agriculture lots.

• Anahola Kuleana Lots Phase I Ag


Nā‘iwa Ag Subdivision

$6,000,000 Act 279 funds, combined with other funding sources. 

Ho‘olehua Scattered Lots



$8,250,000 acquisition of  about 9.1 acres in Kapolei. $13,691,321 for sitework and infrastructure for the 60 single family homestead project.

The project site is located next to Kapolei High School to the west and the existing Kaupe‘a neighborhood to the east off Kapolei Parkway. 

Ka‘uluokaha‘i (East Kapolei)

$140,846,080 for the sitework and infrastructure of the  nearly 115-acre Kaʻuluokahaʻi Master-Planned Community Increments IIC, IID and IIE and associated backbone roadway and utilities infrastructure, and infrastructure design for IIF.

Future funding may allow construction of the roadway and utilities infrastructure in IIF.

KS Marina Lot 10A

$2,500,000 acquisition of ~2.88 acres in Hawai‘i Kai. Potential for 20-25 single family condominium homes located at Hawaiʻi Kai Drive and Wailua Street.  

Waialua Mill Camp

Mā‘ili Development

Ewa Beach (Former NOAA Site)


Lāna‘i Residence Lots

$2,000,000 for offsite infrastructure planning and design for 75 single family homesteads.