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Philippine Consulate to Hold Mobile Outreach for Maui and Molokai

The County of Maui Department of Housing and Human Concerns, Immigrant Services Division, announces that the public is invited to reserve an appointment at the Philippine Consulate mobile outreach on Molokai and Maui. The Consulate will be on Molokai Saturday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 2, then on Maui on Saturday, Oct. 15 and Sunday, Oct. 16. The outreach will provide on-island services for Philippine Passport Renewal, Dual Citizenship and Authentication

Senate Passes Hirono Bill to Save Veteran Housing Programs

The U.S. Senate today approved the extension of a package of veteran health and benefit programs, which includes the Keeping Our Commitment to Ending Veteran Homelessness Act authored by Senators Mazie K. Hirono and John Boozman (R-AR) to renew a number of important veteran housing programs. Without action, these programs, which served over 600 Hawaii veterans in 2015, would have expired on September 30. The package also includes Sen. Hirono’s bill, S. 3246, which renews authority for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Regional Office in Manila, Philippines, keeping it open for business

GOVERNOR IGE ANNOUNCES COMPLETION OF THE FAMILY ASSESSMENT CENTER

Gov. David Ige announced today that more than 400 homeless individuals will be served over the next two years through the state’s new Family Assessment Center. The Family Assessment Center (FAC) is the converted maintenance shed, adjacent to Kaka‘ako Waterfront Park. It will temporarily house homeless families while they are being connected to services and long-term housing by Catholic Charities Hawai‘i’s social service specialists.

MEDIA TOURS OF FAMILY ASSESSMENT CENTER IN KAKAAKO – TODAY, 9/15/16 @ 10:30 AM

>WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 16, 2016) - (RealEstateRama) -- WHAT: Preview the newly completed Family Assessment Center (The converted HCDA maintenance shed in Kaka‘ako to be...

HDOA SERVES WARRANT TO GAIN ACCESS TO MAUI PROPERTY INFESTED WITH LITTLE FIRE ANTS

The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) obtained a court-ordered warrant and entered the property of a Maui resident who has continuously denied access to the property that was suspected of being infested with little fire ants (LFA). LFA were detected in the Huelo neighborhood in early 2015 and surrounding properties have been under treatment to eradicate the stinging ants. With the warrant, HDOA Chairperson Scott Enright and department pest control personnel were able to survey the 1.75-acre property on Monday, Sept. 12 and found LFA infestations in potted plants and kalo patches.

REBUILD KEEPS MEMORIES INTACT FOR PAPAKŌLEA HOMESTEADER

Aging infrastructure and a reluctance to leave a lifetime of memories behind had homesteader Darleen Kaniho living in uninhabitable conditions for several years in her childhood home in Papakōlea. With the help of Honolulu Habitat for Humanity, Darleen was able to rebuild on her ʻāina hānau with memories intact.

FIRST HOMESTEADERS IN PACKAGE HOME PROGRAM RECEIVE KEYS TO NEW HOME

The journey to homeownership for Kalama’ula’s newest homesteaders came to a close today when Happy Kaleikini and Conrad “Zuzu” Aquino received the keys to their new Moloka’i home.

HAWAII REAL ESTATE COMMISSION TO HOLD MEETINGS AND CONSULTATIONS ON KAUAI

The Real Estate Commission will convene its standing committee meetings at the Grove Farm Building – Conference Room, 3-1850 Kaumualii Hwy., Lihue, on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. The Laws and Rules Review Committee meeting will convene at 9:30 a.m., and will be followed by the Condominium Review Committee meeting and the Education Review Committee meeting

DOI DEADLINE NEARS FOR INPUT ON PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE HHCA

The U.S. Department of the Interior is giving until Monday, August 29, 2016, to provide input regarding Act 173, a state law proposing to amend the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act of 1920 (HHCA) by permitting the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) to lease by direct negotiation and at fair market rents, and for a term not to exceed five years, any improvements on Hawaiian home lands, or portions thereof, that are owned or controlled by the DHHL.

2016 Capacity Building Workshop Announced for August 24

The Maui County Product Enrichment Program (CPEP) announced today that its annual capacity building workshop will take place on Wednesday, August 24 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Haynes Meeting Room from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

GOVERNOR CONTINUES POSITIVE MOMENTUM BY EXTENDING EMERGENCY HOMELESS PROCLAMATION

HONOLULU – Gov. David Y. Ige today signed a sixth supplemental proclamation on homelessness, which will remain in effect until Oct. 19. The supplemental...

IGE PUSHES TO EXPAND SOLAR POWER TO RENTERS

Gov. David Ige said Tuesday he wants Hawaii to deploy more community solar projects — which give those renting or living in condominiums access to renewable energy — by 2018. Speaking at the eighth annual Hawaii Clean Energy Day at the Laniakea YWCA, Ige said he wants the solar option to be available for all Hawaii residents.

GOVERNOR’S OFFICE MEDIA ADVISORY: SECTION 8 HOUSING

News Conference – Section 8 Housing. Governor David Ige Rachael Wong, director, Dept. of Human Services Pono Shim, chair, Hawai‘i Public Housing Authority Board Barbara Arashiro, executive assistant Hawai‘i Public Housing Authority

A&B PROPERTIES PARTNERS WITH CARBON LIGHTHOUSE TO LAUNCH ENERGY EFFICIENCY PILOT PROGRAM

A&B Properties, Inc. (ABP), a wholly owned subsidiary of Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. (NYSE: ALEX), has partnered with Carbon Lighthouse, an energy services company, to implement a two-month pilot to identify energy efficiency initiatives for its commercial assets in Hawaii. The program was launched this week at two properties on Oahu—Pearl Highlands Center and Kaka`ako Commerce Center—and the Kahului Office Building on Maui. These properties were identified as the highest energy demands within ABP’s Hawaii commercial portfolio.

COMMUNITY CONNECTION TOWN HALL MEETING IN HILO, HAWAII

Governor David Ige’s Community Connection town hall meeting in Hilo, Hawai‘i. This is an opportunity for the community to engage in meaningful discussions with the governor and members of his administration on issues that are important to Hilo residents.

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HGIA INVITES PROPOSALS TO FINANCE CLEAN ENERGY PROJECTS

The Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority (HGIA) today announced its Open Solicitation for Financing Arrangements — a call for proposals from clean energy developers, financiers, and other industry participants seeking Green Energy Market Securitization (GEMS) fund support for clean energy projects in the State of Hawaii.

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Philippine Consulate to Hold Mobile Outreach for Maui and Molokai

The County of Maui Department of Housing and Human Concerns, Immigrant Services Division, announces that the public is invited to reserve an appointment at the Philippine Consulate mobile outreach on Molokai and Maui. The Consulate will be on Molokai Saturday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 2, then on Maui on Saturday, Oct. 15 and Sunday, Oct. 16. The outreach will provide on-island services for Philippine Passport Renewal, Dual Citizenship and Authentication