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Wednesday, February 17, 2021
OHA Accepting Grant Requests for DHHL Communities
By News Release @ 11:16 PM :: 1652 Views :: DHHL, OHA

... The anticipated grant start date is June 1, 2021, and the grant award period is for one year. ....

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Friday, February 12, 2021
Tax Frenzy at the Legislature - No one's wallet is safe!
By Video @ 3:03 AM :: 2930 Views :: DHHL, Energy, Gambling, Taxes, Tourism

... tax-related bills pending at the Legislature, including legalizing gambling, new conveyance taxes, new rental vehicle taxes, new carbon taxes, new proposed constitutional amendment ....

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Thursday, February 11, 2021
What Screw-up has DHHL Made?
By Video @ 2:12 AM :: 2777 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, Gambling, OHA

... They Only Had To Look At OHA To See What A Failure It Would Be ....

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Lawsuit: Hee Crime Family Under the Table Deal with Time Warner
By Andrew Walden @ 1:18 AM :: 3979 Views :: DHHL, Ethics

... According to the complaint filed by Bankruptcy Trustee Michael Katzenstein,  Clearcom, a Hee family company, has been receiving payment under the table from Oceanic Time Warner, Charter, and possibly others ....

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Saturday, February 6, 2021
DHHL: 'We Already Have Casinos'
By News Release @ 2:55 AM :: 2451 Views :: Honolulu County, DHHL, Gambling

"... We recognize that there has been a rise in the number of game rooms being operated on our lands ...."

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Saturday, February 6, 2021
DHHL Rental Relief Program Receives $2.4M Federal Boost
By News Release @ 2:46 AM :: 1751 Views :: DHHL, COVID-19

... Under the freshly funded relief program, the Department has partnered with the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) as its administrator ....

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Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Report: Gambling With Women’s Safety
By News Release @ 2:02 AM :: 1809 Views :: DHHL, Gambling

... a report that forecasts impacts of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands proposed resort-casino on women and gender diverse people ....

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Stimulus: DHHL Gets $30M for Broadband
By News Release @ 3:32 AM :: 1432 Views :: DHHL

... Nearly $35 Million in Federal Funds Allocated to DHHL ....

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Friday, January 22, 2021
DHHL Releases Results of 2020 Beneficiary Survey
By News Release @ 7:06 PM :: 1304 Views :: DHHL

... DHHL last conducted a Beneficiary Survey in 2014, with previous studies conducted in 2008, 2003, and 1995 ....

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Friday, January 22, 2021
DHHL Opens Public Comments Period for Gambling Proposal
By News Release @ 12:55 AM :: 1806 Views :: DHHL, Gambling

... The comment period ends on February 19, 2021 .... 

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Sunday, January 3, 2021
Gaming on Hawaiian Homelands
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 2331 Views :: DHHL, Gambling

... possible unintended consequences ....

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Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Why the Kapolei Casino is a Trojan Horse
By Video @ 9:52 PM :: 3089 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, Gambling

... It Will Help Usher Something Else In Thatʻs Even Worse ....

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Thursday, December 24, 2020
DHHL Casino: Beneficiary Consultations Scheduled
By News Release @ 11:58 PM :: 2017 Views :: DHHL, Gambling

... DHHL will host the virtual meetings through an online portal on Monday, January 18 at 6 p.m. and on Tuesday, January 19 at 12 p.m. Members of the Kapolei homestead communities will be briefed ahead of the statewide meeting ....

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Thursday, December 24, 2020
DHHL Casino Proposal Rushed Reaction to Waitlist Reporting
By Selected News Articles @ 5:32 PM :: 2192 Views :: DHHL, Gambling

... Reality: A casino is 'in the box', not 'out of the box' ....

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Divided Hawaiian Homes Commission Forwards Gambling Bill To The Governor
By News Release @ 2:06 AM :: 1811 Views :: DHHL, Gambling

... Commissioners Randy Awo, Zachary Helm, David Kaapu and Patty Kahanamoku-Teruya voted “no.” The “aye” votes included Aila, Russell Kaupu, Pauline Namu‘o, Dennis Neves and Michael Kaleikini ....

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020
DHHL Receives Approval for Pilot Down Payment Program
By News Release @ 2:01 AM :: 1827 Views :: DHHL, Cost of Living

... an initiative that will provide applicants on the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) Waiting List with down payment assistance for a fee-simple residential purchase off Hawaiian Home Lands on Oʻahu ....

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Monday, December 21, 2020
Sen Fevella to Lead Protest Rally as DHHL Tries to Justify Casino Proposal
By News Release @ 9:36 PM :: 2568 Views :: DHHL, Gambling

...Peaceful demonstrations will begin at 9:00am ahead of the of Hawaiian Homes Commission meeting that is scheduled for 9:30am....

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Saturday, December 19, 2020
The Government Promised to Return Ancestral Hawaiian Land, Then Never Finished the Job
By Selected News Articles @ 4:14 PM :: 2230 Views :: DHHL, Hawaii History

... The state still owes another 1,300 acres to the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands ....

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Monday, December 14, 2020
55.6% of DHHL direct mortgage borrowers fall behind
By News Release @ 6:25 PM :: 2013 Views :: DHHL, Economy, COVID-19

... DHHL has extended the postponement of mortgage loan payments for all DHHL direct loans and loans assigned to the Department for an additional three-month period, through March 31, 2021 ....

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Hawaiian Tel Buys Al Hee's Cable Network
By News Release @ 3:33 AM :: 2209 Views :: DHHL, Ethics

... Hawaiian Telcom to Acquire Inter-Island Submarine and Terrestrial Fiber Infrastructure Assets from Paniolo Cable Company ....

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020
DHHL Breaks Ground on Rent-to-Own Project
By News Release @ 10:06 PM :: 1897 Views :: Hawaii County , DHHL

... The first 60 homes, a portion of the greater 118-unit Laʻi ʻŌpua Village 4 – Akau, are anticipated to be offered to beneficiaries in mid-2021 ....

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Friday, November 13, 2020
Makuu: DHHL Removes 382 Junk Cars -- Retakes Abandoned Leaseholds
By News Release @ 8:00 PM :: 3276 Views :: Hawaii County , DHHL

... 382 intentionally abandoned vehicles and approximately 700 tires on three parcels ....

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020
FCC Grants DHHL WiFi Spectrum Licenses
By News Release @ 2:52 AM :: 1794 Views :: DHHL

...the Department now has permission to utilize a portion of the 2.5 GHz band to deliver wireless broadband to rural homestead communities on Kauaʻi and in Maui County....

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Saturday, October 24, 2020
How We Found Low-Income Hawaiians Were Left Behind by the Homesteading Program
By Selected News Articles @ 7:22 PM :: 1669 Views :: DHHL

... In three of the past five years, the awards fell into the single digits. ...

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Saturday, October 24, 2020
To Reclaim Ancestral Land, All Native Hawaiians Need Is a $300,000 Mortgage and to Wait in Line for Decades
By Selected News Articles @ 7:14 PM :: 2415 Views :: DHHL

... the homes have proved too expensive for many applicants ....

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020
FCC Fines Al Hee $49M for Fraud
By News Release @ 8:11 PM :: 3479 Views :: DHHL, Ethics

...Company Received Over $27 Million in Unearned Payments Due to Falsified Cost Reporting--This is one of the largest forfeitures the FCC has ever imposed....

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Saturday, September 26, 2020
DHHL Legislative Proposals for Next Session
By News Release @ 1:00 PM :: 1687 Views :: DHHL

...At its September meeting, the Hawaiian Homes Commission approved 13 of the legislative proposals to move forward....

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Sunday, September 20, 2020
'Hush Money' and Retaliation: FBI Investigates Kauai Charter School tied to OHA Trustee
By Andrew Walden @ 6:34 PM :: 7894 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Education K-12, Ethics, OHA

... similar to sandwich lease schemes common during the Broken Trust days ....

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020
DHHL Submits Wireless Spectrum Applications to FCC
By News Release @ 6:00 PM :: 1852 Views :: DHHL

...The waiver affirms DHHL as the only entity with the legal standing to apply in the Window and implement broadband service on Hawaiian Home Lands....

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020
DHHL Seeks Input on Agriculture Program Plan
By News Release @ 8:53 PM :: 2100 Views :: DHHL, Agriculture

... The Plan will guide the Department’s efforts to grow more successful native Hawaiian farmers on Hawaiian Home Lands by identifying programmatic supports and technical assistance for both agriculture homestead Waiting List Applicants and existing Lessees .... 

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Friday, July 24, 2020
Recommendations Sought for 2021 DHHL Legislative Package
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 1671 Views :: DHHL

...proposals must address the Department’s operations, programs, regulations, processes, budget, and/or resources and must create a benefit or an advantage for the DHHL, the trust, or trust beneficiaries, or otherwise correct a deficiency....

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Friday, June 19, 2020
DHHL Expands COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program
By News Release @ 4:26 AM :: 1848 Views :: DHHL, COVID-19

...Program to include Undivided Interest (UI) lessees who have lost income or their job as a result of COVID-19....

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020
DHHL, Aloha United Way Launch Beneficiary Rental Relief Program
By News Release @ 12:22 AM :: 2036 Views :: DHHL, COVID-19

"...The Department is still on schedule to prepare 1,300 lots statewide over the next five years, and we hope this rental relief will keep applicant families on track to assume those lots once they are ready....”

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020
COVID-19 Relief Options Approved by Hawaiian Homes Commission
By News Release @ 2:00 AM :: 1974 Views :: DHHL, COVID-19

...HHC approved the establishment of the DHHL COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program....

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Thursday, March 26, 2020
Hawaiian Homes Commission Approves DHHL Loan Deferral
By News Release @ 9:13 PM :: 1699 Views :: DHHL

...postponement of mortgage payments for Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) direct loans and loans assigned to DHHL....

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Nanakuli: From Hardship to Hope
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:45 PM :: 2955 Views :: Honolulu County, DHHL, OHA

...Diamond Garcia's own journey from hardship to hope is reflective of the challenges many face in his hometown of Nanakuli....

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Friday, February 14, 2020
SB3104: OHA to be Given Free 'Affordable' Housing Units?
By News Release @ 6:05 PM :: 3138 Views :: DHHL, OHA, Cost of Living

...HHFDC to decide how many units go to OHA and/or DHHL.... 

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Monday, February 10, 2020
Senate Confirms DHHL Nominees, Sends 9 Bills to House
By News Release @ 8:05 PM :: 2393 Views :: DHHL, Hawaii State Government

...The Hawaii State Senate today confirmed William J. Aila to be Chair of the Hawaiian Homes Commission, Department of Hawaiian Homelands and Tyler I. Gomes to be Deputy....

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Saturday, February 8, 2020
Makuu: Homeless Move onto Abandoned DHHL Leaseholds, Set up Auto Junkyard
By News Release @ 12:27 AM :: 3993 Views :: Hawaii County , DHHL, Homelessness

...Over the past six months, the Department has removed unpermitted structures, unauthorized campers, and abandoned vehicles from Kalaeloa, Anahola, Hanapepe, King’s Landing, and other locations statewide....

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020
House-Senate Resolutions call for (yet another) Blue Ribbon Commission on Hawaiian Issues
By News Release @ 4:35 AM :: 2592 Views :: DHHL, OHA

...asking the Governor to form a blue ribbon commission to examine and establish a reconciliation process relating to past, present and future issues of importance to Native Hawaiians and the State of Hawaiʻi....

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
DHHL Buys KSBE Property in Moiliili--Will Build Rental Units
By News Release @ 3:06 AM :: 2509 Views :: DHHL

...DHHL intends to rehabilitate those buildings immediately and deploy them as affordable rentals to applicants on the wait list....

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Monday, January 6, 2020
DHHL Leaseholds--many vacant or abandoned
By Andrew Walden @ 5:24 PM :: 4207 Views :: DHHL

...Could the real estate market put 100s of Hawaiian families into the DHHL homes they have been waiting for?....

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Wednesday, January 1, 2020
DHHL Defends Mortgage Lending Practices
By News Release @ 9:59 AM :: 2601 Views :: DHHL

...DHHL Responds to SCHHA Claims on Lease Cancellations....

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Saturday, November 30, 2019
Auditor: City Still not Collecting Property Taxes from Commercial Lessees of Government Land
By News Release @ 4:47 PM :: 3444 Views :: Honolulu County, DHHL, Taxes

...According to BFS, since 2013, the state has not upheld its commitment to provide annual worksheets and timely information to the city....

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Friday, November 1, 2019
Hawaiians & the Economy: We're in The Same Boat as Everyone!
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:46 PM :: 4358 Views :: DHHL, Economy, OHA, Cost of Living

...if we work to do good for all people of Hawai'i, we end up helping Hawaiians....

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Sunday, October 13, 2019
The Strange Case of Bank of America
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 3280 Views :: DHHL

...We need this to stop....

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019
First Hawaiian Homelands Leases Near 99-Year Mark
By News Release @ 1:12 AM :: 2673 Views :: DHHL

...lessees who are interested in extending their 99-year leases for an additional 100 years can do so via request through DHHL and with approval of the Hawaiian Homes Commission....

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Monday, September 30, 2019
Ige Approves Rental Units for DHHL
By News Release @ 9:31 PM :: 2464 Views :: DHHL

...Ige today signed new administrative rules for Planned Communities, Multi-Family Complexes and Rental Housing within the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands....

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Friday, September 13, 2019
DHHL Wants Outside Attorney to Negotiate Land Swaps
By News Release @ 8:27 PM :: 2318 Views :: DHHL

...Hawaiian Homes Commission Chair Issues Statement on Seeking Act 14 Private Counsel....

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Friday, September 6, 2019
DHHL vs OHA on Teardown of Protesters Sacred Shack
By News Release @ 8:05 PM :: 5685 Views :: Hawaii County , DHHL, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...Removal efforts were conducted by Hawai’i Department of Transportation (HDOT) personnel, at the request of DHHL....

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