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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.

Public Reminded that Storm Damage Assessment Forms Available Online

The County of Maui Civil Defense Agency would like the public's assistance in tracking any property damage resulting from Tropical Storm Darby over the weekend. Residents can fill out an online damage assessment form that can be found at www.mauicounty.gov/civildefense. Be advised that this assessment is not a claim form, and that you will have to fill out separate documents with your insurance carrier

GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: GOVERNOR IGE ANNOUNCES ALLOCATION OF $12M FOR HOMELESSNESS EFFORT

Gov. David Ige has announced that $12M in funding will be focused on the most visible and chronically homeless people in Hawai‘i. The appropriation, provided by the Hawai‘i State Legislature during the regular session, was appropriated to the Department of Human Services (DHS) with the flexibility for DHS to allocate. “We know that addressing homelessness is a priority for Hawai‘i,” said Gov. Ige. “We wanted people to understand the framework that guides both DHS and our homelessness efforts.”

2017 DHHL LEGISLATIVE PACKAGE – PROPOSED LEGISLATIVE ACTION REQUEST

Every year, the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands prepares and submits legislative proposals for inclusion in the Governor’s Administrative Package for the next session of the Hawaii State Legislature. For the 2017 package, the department is soliciting recommendations from beneficiaries and the general public for consideration in our legislative package. The deadline for proposals is August 10, 2016.

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.

GOVERNOR SIGNS HOUSING, HEALTH CARE BILLS INTO LAW

Gov. David Ige today signed into law six housing bills that aim to address the long-standing, complex housing shortage that has been a problem in Hawai‘i for decades.

Governor extends emergency homeless proclamation

Gov. David Y. Ige today signed a fifth supplemental proclamation on homelessness, which will remain in effect until August of this year. The supplemental proclamation provides an additional 60 days in which to continue the state’s cross-sector collaboration and coordinated efforts with the counties.

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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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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.