FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


Looking for information? Review the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands “Frequently Asked Questions” and information.

Information for wait list applicants

Information for existing homesteaders (lessees)



What number am I on the wait list?

For information on the Department Hawaiian Home Lands application process, including information regarding wait list can be found under the application section.

To directly review the most recent web version of the wait list, click here. The website version of the wait list is updated twice annually, in January and June.


Can I switch my application to another island?

Yes, you may transfer your application from one list or island to another. To do so, you will need to fill in and submit the Transfer of Hawaiian Home Lands application form with the Homestead Services Division of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands.

Please note that according to Hawaii Administrative Rules Section 10-3-6(b), when making this change, your application will go to the bottom of the wait list for the new location.