In the News – 2022

Department of Hawaiian Home Lands “In the News”


Anahola Youth Center and Agricultural Training Project EA

Star-Advertiser (Sept. 5) – Kauai suicide prevention nonprofit to create ag training site, youth center

The Garden Island (Aug. 28) – Assessment published for Anahola Youth Center and Agricultural Training Project

Anahola Water System Improvements
The Garden Island (Aug. 17) – DHHL completes $12 million project in Anahola
HNN – On-Air – (Aug. 16) – DHHL Water System Upgrade Blessing 
General Plan 

The Maui News (Aug. 3) – Input sought for DHHL Draft General Plan

KITV – On-Air – (Aug. 2) – Draft General Plan Comment Period
Nanakuli Cemetery 
Hanapepe Survey Work
The Garden Island (July 20) – DHHL to survey existing Hanapepe lots
2023 Legislative Proposals
Governor Ige Signs HB2511 ($600M)
Hawaii Tribune-Herald (July 12) – Ige signs law appropriating $600 million to DHHL (Coming Soon)
Hawaiian News Now – On-Air – (July 11) – Ige Signs Historic $600 Million Home Lands Funding
KITV – On-Air – (July 11) – Signed into Law: $600M for DHHL 
KHON – On-Air- (July 11) – Funding Bill for Hawaiian Home Lands
Ho‘olehua Temporary Water Shut Off
The Molokai Dispatch (July 6) – Hoʻolehua Water Temporary Shut Off
Federal Funding
Star-Advertiser (June 22) – DHHL to get $22.3 million in federal funds
KITV – On-Air- (June 22) – Hawaiian Homes Gets Huge Boost
Ewa Drum
Kau Water System
Isenberg Final Environmental Assessment
Hawaii News Now – On-Air – (May 3) – Final EA: No Significant Impact for Hale Moilili
KHON – On-Air – (May 3) – Bowl-O-Drome Redevelopment
Pi‘ilani Mai Ke Kai Lot Selection
Star-Advertiser (May 2) – DHHL offers lots in subdivision

Kauai Now (May 1) – DHHL Offers Vacant Lots in Anahola

HNN – On-Air – (April 30) – DHHL Offers Vacant Lots
KITV – On-Air -(April 30) – 51 Residential Vacant Lots Offered
2022 Legislative Session
KITV – On-Air – (May 4) – Investing in Native Hawaiian Homelands
Hawaii News Now – On-Air – (May 4) – Native Hawaii Caucus Celebrates Unprecedented Funding
The Maui News (April 29) – Bill to give $600M to DHHL advances
Star-Advertiser (April 29) – Historic Hawaiian homestead funding approved
Hawaii Tribune-Herald (March 8) – Bill could pay $100,000 to some on DHHL wait list
Hawaii Tribune-Herald (March 3) – $600M for DHHL to be heard by money committees
The Garden Island (Jan. 20) – State Legislature returns with ambitious agenda
Hawaii News Now – On-Air – (Jan. 19) – New Hope for Homes: $600 Million Promised to Hawaiian Homelands
KITV – On-Air- (Jan. 19) – Lawmakers Propose $600M for Housing
Kalima Lawsuit
Honomū Subsistence Agriculture Project
Hawaii Tribune-Herald/West Hawaii Today (April 10) – DHHL ag project breaks ground
Big Island Video News (April 9) – VIDEO: Honomū DHHL Subsistence Ag Lots Break Ground
Hawaii News Now (April 8) – DHHL Breaks Ground on Subsistence Lots
La‘i ‘Opua Phase 2 Hema Groundbreaking
KITV – On Air – (March 23) – Groundbreaking on New Residential Subdivision 
HNN – On Air – (March 23) – Villages of La‘i ‘Opua Phase 2 Hema
Federal Funding
Star-Advertiser (March 14) –  Congress OKs $22 million for Hawaiian Home Lands
Leiali‘i 1A Subdivision Fieldwork

Maui News (March 12) – Field investigation work to begin

DHHL Cesspool Survey Work
The Molokai Dispatch (March 18) – DHHL Molokai Cesspool Survey
Village of Leiali’i
Ho‘olehua Temporary Water Shut Off
The Molokai Dispatch (March 18) – Temporary Water Shut Off for Hoʻolehua
The Maui News (March 10) – Hoolehua water to be shut off temporarily



Community Development Program Grants 
The Molokai Dispatch (March 9) – Grants Fund Molokai Homestead Projects
Honokōwai Master plan 
KITV- On-Air – (Feb. 9) – Final EA Published for Honokowai Project
The Molokai Dispatch ( Feb. 3) – More Internet Options for Homesteaders
Hawaii Tribune-Herald (Jan. 22) – Internet options expanding for Hawaiian homesteaders



Star-Advertiser (July 14) – Editorial: Do not falter on DHHL initiatives 

Star-Advertiser (June 5) – Editorial: Don’t drag feet on funds for Department of Hawaiian Home Lands

Star-Advertiser (May 30) – Editorial – Consider transfer of land to DHHL

Star-Advertiser (March 30) – Editorial: Consider transfer of land to DHHL

Star-Advertiser (March 13) – Editorial: Accountability for Department of Hawaiian Home Lands’ funds

Star-Advertiser (Jan. 23) – Editorial: Have solid plan for Department of Hawaiian Home Lands’ funds

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

January – Public Solicitations Expected for DHHL Infrastructure Projects

February – Hoʻolaulā ʻia ka Lawelawe Kelekaʻaʻike ma nā ʻĀina Hoʻopulapula

March – He Ōpū Aliʻi nō ʻOe: You are indeed a benevolent chief, Kūhiō

May – Maui Island Project Updates

June – Kauaʻi Island Project Updates

July – DHHL Summary of 2022 Legislative Session

August – $600 Million for New Homesteads and Housing

September – DHHL Grant Opportunity for Nonprofits Serving Homesteads

October – Innovative Thinking Provides Platform for Opportunity

November – DHHL Prepares Proposals for 2023 Legislative Session

December – Chair Ailā’s Message to Beneficiaries