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Hawaii to Receive Federal Funding for Homeless Veterans Housing Program

U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), a member of the Appropriations Committee and the Subcommittees on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs announced that the U.S. Departments of Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs awarded $330,960 to the Hawai‘i Public Housing Authority to help provide housing for 35 homeless veterans in our state

PUBLIC HEARINGS SET FOR DECEMBER ON DHHL’S PROPOSED ADMINISTRATIVE RULE CHANGES

The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) will hold statewide public hearings for Hawaii Administrative Rule (HAR) amendments.  The proposed amendments to Title 10, Hawaii Administrative Rules, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, cover several topic areas which include the use of DNA testing to help establish familial relationships for the application process and successorship designation, subsistence agriculture lots, the transfer of homestead leases to undeveloped or vacant lots, and undivided interest, fees and charges for the use of department facilities, rule making procedures, and various administrative, technical, and grammatical changes.

CAMP 10 ACCESS ROAD AND BRIDGES TO CLOSE FOR REPLACEMENT CONSTRUCTION

Three (3) bridges along the Mohihi-Camp 10 Access Road in the Na Pali-Kona state forest reserve will undergo construction to replace them, starting Monday, November 7, 2016 through May 31, 2017. Existing bridges are aged, deteriorated and in need of replacement. Project contractor is Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. and the project cost is $2,414,000
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COLLABORATING TO CONNECT: DHS, THE GOVERNOR’S COORDINATOR ON HOMELESSNESS AND OTHERS PARTNER ON RESOURCE...

On Friday, September 23, the Department of Human Services (DHS) came together with 16 other non-profit groups and state and federal agencies to host a provider fair to connect individuals – especially those in an encampment at the Wai‘anae Small Boat Harbor – with resources. An estimated 150 people attended throughout the day. The ef

Maui County to Host Free Workshop for Local Volunteer Leaders

The County of Maui Volunteer Center will hold a free workshop titled “Building Community Connections: Unlock Your Volunteer Leader Potential” on Friday, October 21, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. Volunteer leaders from community organizations and non-profits are invited to attend the workshop.
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TWO TEAMS SHARE TOP HONORS AT HAWAII ANNUAL CODE CHALLENGE

Solutions tackling state challenges involving homelessness and jail facility visitation received top honors at the Hawaii Annual Code Challenge (HACC) Judging and Awards Ceremony, held today at the Aloha Tower Marketplace

QUARANTINE ORDER ISSUED ON MAUI PROPERTY INFESTED WITH LITTLE FIRE ANTS

The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) today was granted a quarantine order by Maui Circuit Judge Peter T. Cahill that prohibits the movement of plant material and personal property in outdoor areas on a Maui property infested with little fire ants (LFA). Earlier this month, HDOA obtained a warrant to access the property at 82 Loomis St. in Haiku after the tenant continually refused to allow LFA eradication crews to survey and treat the area

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

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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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Hawaii to Receive Federal Funding for Homeless Veterans Housing Program

U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), a member of the Appropriations Committee and the Subcommittees on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs announced that the U.S. Departments of Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs awarded $330,960 to the Hawai‘i Public Housing Authority to help provide housing for 35 homeless veterans in our state