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Department of Hawaiian Home Lands “In the News”

2020

HCC Decision to Defer DHHL Loan Payments Amid COVID-19 Emergency

Lahaina News (April 2) – Hawaiian Homes Commission approves DHHL loan deferral

Star-Advertiser (March 26) – Hawaiian Homes OKs loan deferral

Big Island Now (March 26) – Loan Forbearance for DHHL Mortgages Available 

Maui Now (March 26) – Hawaiian Homes Commission Approves DHHL Loan Deferral

Big Island Video News (March 25) – VIDEO: Hawaiian Homes Loan Payments Deferred For 6 Months

 

DHHL and COVID-19 Impacts

Maui Now (March 21) – Website to Show Impacts of COVID-19 on Department on Hawaiian Home Lands Operations

Hawai`i Tribune Herald (March 20) – Department of Hawaiian Home Lands closes offices statewide; requests all payments by mail only

 

Sandwich Isles Communications

Hawaii Public Radio (March 10) – Lawmakers Concerned Homesteaders Could Bear Brunt of Telecom Fiasco

Star-Advertiser (March 7) – Companies started by Albert Hee being liquidated

 

Pūlehunui Wastewater IFB

The Maui News (March 17) – DHHL seeks bids to build wastewater project in Pulehunui

Maui Now (March 8) – Invitation For Bid Issued for Wastewater System in Pūlehunui

MAUIWatch (March 6) – DHHL Issues IFB for Development of Wastewater System in Pūlehunui, Maui

 

NHLC Lawsuit – Mauna Kea Access Road

Hawai`i Tribune-Herald (Feb. 15) – State AG responds to lawsuit 

Hawai`i Public Radio (Feb. 14) – Hawaiian Homes Beneficiaries Sue State Over Mauna Kea Access Road

Star-Advertiser (Feb. 14) – Hawaiians sue state over use of Mauna Kea Access Road

West Hawaii Today (Feb. 14) – Lawsuit questions state’s authority over Maunakea Access Road 

HNN (Feb. 13) – On Air  – Hawaiian Beneficiaries Sue State Over Rent 

KITV (Feb. 13) – On Air  – Mauna Kea Access Road NHLC Lawsuit 

Big Island Video News (Feb. 13) – Breach Of Trust Lawsuit Filed Over Mauna Kea Access Road

Star-Advertiser (Feb. 13) – Lawsuit Alleges State Misuse of Maunakea Access Road

Hawai`i Tribune-Herald (Feb. 13) – State sued for misuse of Maunakea Access Road

HNN (Feb. 13) – Suit: State owes Homelands beneficiaries decades of back rent for Mauna Kea road 

 

Chair William Aila, Deputy Tyler Gomes State Senate Confirmation

Star-Advertiser (Feb. 11) – Expanded Story – Aila confirmed as head of DHHL 

HNN (Feb. 10) – On Air 6:30 p.m. – State Senate Confirms William Aila

KITV (Feb. 10) – On Air 6 p.m. – State Senate Confirms Aila as DHHL Chair 

Star-Advertiser (Feb. 10) – State Senate confirms William Aila as Hawaiian Home Lands chairman

 

Maku`u

KITV (Feb. 8) – On Air 6 p.m. – DHHL Addresses Abandoned Vehicles in Maku`u

KITV (Feb. 8) – On Air 6 a.m.- DHHL Addresses Abandoned Vehicles in Maku`u

Big Island Now (Feb. 8) – DHHL to Address Piles of Abandoned Vehicles in Puna

KHON (Feb. 7) – On Air 5 p.m. -DHHL Addresses Abandoned Vehicles in Maku`u

KHON (Feb. 7) – On Air 4 p.m. -DHHL Addresses Abandoned Vehicles in Maku`u

Big Island Video News (Feb. 7) – DHHL Takes on Abandoned Vehicles in Maku`u

Maui Now (Feb. 7) – Abandoned Vehicles on Hawaiian Homelands Prompts Statewide Action

 

Habitat for Humanity Maui – Kuailani ʻohana

The Maui News (Feb. 6) – DHHL, Habitat help Kuailani’s get home

KITV (Feb. 6) – Maui family now has keys to their new home thanks to Habitat for Humanity, DHHL

MAUIWatch (Feb. 5) – DHHL, Habitat Partnership Completes Maui Home

Hawaii News Now (Feb. 5) – On Air – Kula Family Gets Keys to New Home

KITV (Feb. 5) – On Air – Kuailani Family Gets Keys to New Home

 

Mōʻiliʻili

Associated Press (Jan. 29) – Hawaiian Home Lands to buy $8M in property for development

Star-Advertiser (Jan. 29) – DHHL buys vacant apartments for beneficiaries 

Pacific Business News (Jan. 28) – Hawaiian Homes Commission buying two vacant Honolulu apartment buildings from Kamehameha Schools

Hawaii News Now (Jan. 28) – DHHL buys Moiliili property from Kamehameha Schools for $7.8M

KITV (Jan. 28) – Department of Hawaiian Homes Commission approves the purchase of Mo`ili`ili real estate

KHON (Jan. 28) – Department of Hawaiian Homelands to purchase property from Kamehameha Schools

Hawaii Public Radio (Jan. 28) – DHHL To Buy $8M Property in Mōʻiliʻili From Kamehameha Schools for Housing

 

Senate Committee on Hawaiian Affairs

Star-Advertiser (Jan. 31) – Aila gets initial OK as DHHL chief

Honolulu Civil Beat (Jan. 30) – Committee: Full Senate Should Confirm Aila As DHHL Director

Honolulu Civil Beat (Jan. 24) – Senators Delay Vote After Grilling Aila As Head Of Hawaiian Home Lands

Star-Advertiser (Jan. 24) – DHHL chief nominee draws disagreement

 

Senate Ways and Means Committee

Hawaii Public Radio (Jan. 13) – Hawaiian Homes Says It Needs $43M to Develop More Lots

 

Kealakehe

West Hawai`i Today (Jan. 9) – DHHL Looking to Build Homes in Kealakehe

 

Other News

West Hawai`i Today (Feb. 15) – Maunakea debris raise concern, again

Hawaii Tribune-Herald (Feb. 15) – Concerns raised about Maunakea debris 

The Maui News (Feb. 10) – McKelvey introduces bill, Lahaina still short lots

Civil Beat (Feb. 7) -State Lawmakers Are Weighing A Slate of Bills That Affect Native Hawaiians

The Garden Island (Jan. 30 ) – County backs Hawaiian homesteaders

Civil Beat (Jan. 29) – Kauai: Council Weighs Resolution To Fix DHHL Mortgage Programs

Hawaii Public Radio (Jan. 14) – Hawaiian Homes Says It Needs $43M to Develop More Lots 

 

Editorials

 

Ka Wai Ola Column (`O Ka Nuhou `Aina Ho`opulapula)

April – Subsistence Agriculture on the Horizon for DHHL Beneficiaries 

March – Real Estate Purchase to Provide Added Opportunity

February – DHHL to Build 1,300 Lots Over Next Five Years

 

Archive

In the News – 2019