In the News – 2023

Department of Hawaiian Home Lands “In the News”


Star-Advertiser (January 21) – Hawaiian Home Lands pushes home construction; lawmakers push back

Star-Advertiser Editorial Board “Our View” (January 21) – Department of Hawaiian Home Lands’ deadline problem

Hawaii Public Radio (January 20) – Ikaika Anderson, Green’s pick to lead DHHL, on fulfilling $600M spending plan

The Maui News (January 19) – US military returns over 363 Molokai acres to state

Hawaii Public Radio (January 18) – Over 350 acres of land on Molokaʻi returned to Native Hawaiians

Stat-Advertiser (January 18) – Hawaiian Home Lands seeks extension to spending deadline

Civil Beat (January 17) – DHHL Chair: New Proposal Won’t ‘Blow Up’ $600 Million Spending Plan

Big Island Now (January 16) – U.S. Air Force returns 363 acres on Molokaʻi to Department of Hawaiian Home Lands

Associated Press (January 13) – US military returns land on Molokai Island to Hawaii

Civil Beat (February 22) – Green Appoints Developer Kali Watson To Lead DHHL

Big Island Now (February 22) – Kali Watson nominated to reprise leadership at Department of Hawaiian Home Lands

Civil Beat (March 2) – New DHHL Director Aims To Speed Up The Development Of Homestead Lots

Civil Beat (March 17) – Cops Have Jurisdiction On Homelands, But DHHL Says Policing Is Patchy

Civil Beat (March 28) – Tiny Homes Proposed For DHHL Lands In West O’ahu

Maui Now (May 24) – Groundbreaking of infrastructure for planned Puʻunani subdivision provides hope for Maui DHHL waitlist beneficiaries

The Maui News (May 25) – 161-lot homestead project in Waikapu breaks ground

Hawaiʻi Public Radio (June 2) – ʻHouse the Hawaiiansʻ: DHHL leader’s plan to buy land with $600M budget

Hawaiʻi Tribune Herald (June 3) – DHHL buying land to speed up new homesteads in Hawaiʻi

Hawaiʻi News Now (July 10) – DHHL project breaks ground in West Oahu as part of push to ease housing crisis

KITV4 Island News (July 11) – DHHL breaks ground on new development

Hawaiʻi Public Radio (July 11) – DHHL holds groundbreaking ceremony for East Kapolei housing developments

Maui Now (July 16) – DHHL breaks ground on Kaʻuluokahaʻi Increment II-C in East Kapolei, Oʻahu

Hawaiʻi News Now (July 26) – Former site of Stadium Bowl-o-Drome will be new home for DHHLʻs first rental project

Hawaiʻi News Now (July 28) – High-rise Hawaiian Home Lands project could be first of many, but not everyone is on board

KITV4 Island News (August 1) – Department of Hawaiian Home Lands struggling to fill dozens of vacancies

Big Island Video News (August 2) – First Hawaiian Homes Subsistence-Ag Leases Awarded In Panaʻewa

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (August 8) – HUD Invests Over $21 Million for Native Hawaiian Housing

Kauaʻi Now (August 24) – DHHL breaks ground on Hanapēpē Phase II; 82 new homes to be created by 2024

KITV4 Island News (August 24) – Department of Hawaiian Home Lands breaking ground on Kauaʻi

The Garden Island (August 29) – Ground broken for homes for Hawaiians in Hanapēpē

Hawaiʻi Public Radio (September 8) – DHHL’s Kali Watson lays out plans for future housing with state’s $600M allotment

Hawaiʻi Public Radio (October 2) – DHHL says $600M isnʻt enough to complete housing for waitlisted Native Hawaiians

Hawaiʻi Public Radio (October 24) – DHHL proposes 10 legislative measures to reduce its housing waitlist. Here are the takeaways

Hawaiʻi Public Radio (September 11) – Only 2 Hawaiian Homestead houses near Lāhainā were scathed by the wildfires