Native Hawaiian households take part in DHHL development web site gives on the Island of Hawaii

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – It was a big weekend for some local Hawaiian families looking for a home on the Island of Hawaii.

The Department of Hawaiian Homelands offered 38 vacant lots in the Discovery Harbor section of Ka’u to applicants on the Big Island Hawaiian home waiting list. DHHL hosted the virtual pilot selection meeting in the Naalehu Community Center.

DHHL chairman William Aila Jr. said it was the first time in many years that they could offer land in the district.

“These houses will give families a piko in order to realize Prince Kuhio’s dream and vision of rehabilitating the native Hawaiians,” said Aila.

Other beneficiaries were recently offered an option to rent in Kealakehe.

DHHL has long been checked on the long waiting list and lack of action to get Indigenous Hawaiians into homes.

DHHL is planning the groundbreaking ceremony for further projects in Honomu and Pana’ewa in the coming months.

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