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The County of Maui, the Governor’s Office, the Realtors Association of Maui along with a coalition of social service agencies, have announced a promotional program to encourage property owners and property managers to make more dwellings available to those needing housing the most
The release contained subcounty population estimates from 2010 to 2015. Urban Honolulu Census Designated Place (CDP) is the only subcounty area in Hawaii estimated by the Bureau on an annual basis. Housing unit estimates for the state and all its counties are also available.
A home built by students in the Hawai‘i Community College (HawCC) Model Home Program was dedicated today in the Hawaiian homestead community of Keaukaha. Hawaiian Home Lands beneficiary Elton “Tui” Suganuma is the new owner of the three-bedroom, two-bath home in Keaukaha, Hilo, Hawaiʻi. Elton was joined at the home dedication ceremony by his wife Patricia, and his son Poʻai, who along with his growing ʻohana will call this place home.
U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $3,000,000 in new funding from the National Housing Trust Fund to Hawai‘i for the development and preservation of affordable rental housing. The funding will be available only to households with incomes at or below 30 percent of area median income and will be allocated through the Hawai‘i Housing Finance and Development Corporation (HHFDC).
Hawaii’s Congressional Delegation announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $20,000,000 grant to the University of Hawaii System for a clean water research project. The project, titled Ike Wai from the Hawaiian words for knowledge and water, will address the critical needs of the state to maintain its supply of clean water, most of which comes from groundwater sources.
Congressman Mark Takai, member of the Safe Climate Caucus, celebrated Earth Day and praised the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement. Since taking office, Takai has worked diligently to increase sustainability efforts for Hawaii
Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Key Funding For Homelessness Programs And Native Hawaiian Housing
the Senate Appropriations Committee advanced the Fiscal Year 2017 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, legislation that will provide key funding for programs to support Native Hawaiian housing and address homelessness. U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, worked to ensure more homeless assistance funds go to states with a greater need for housing resources.
The Department of Housing and Human Concerns’ Immigrant Services Division announced that completed ballots for the Philippine National Elections may be dropped off at the Maui County Business Resource Center (MCBRC) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2016. The MCBRC is located at Maui Mall in Kahului, across Pizza Hut, at 70 E. Kaahumanu Ave., Unit B-9
The Department of Water Supply is repairing a mainline break in Maalaea, fronting the Maui Electric Maalaea Power Plant on North Kihei Road. The Department is asking that all residents and businesses in the area conserve water and avoid any unnecessary water use until 12:00 noon today
The County of Maui Dept. of Housing and Human Concerns (DHHC) announced that a briefing on Lanai affordable housing will be held Friday, April 8 at 5 p.m. at the Lanai Senior Center.
Your manaʻo is being sought on the Beneficiary Consultation Report for the recent round of statewide beneficiary consultation meetings on proposed changes to the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands’ administrative rules.
On Friday, April 8, 2016, the Department of Water Supply will be replacing a leaking service line on Main Street in Wailuku. The work will be performed from approximately 8:30 am to 2:30 pm.
Governor David Ige announced his administration’s proposal to amend DHHL’s operating budget request for fiscal year 2017 from $9.6 million to $23.5 million in general funding, $17.8 million provided directly to DHHL and $5.7 million to Budget & Finance to cover fringe benefits for DHHL employees. The Governor’s message also included a recommended level of $17.1 million in general funds to reimburse DHHL for administrative and operating expenses paid in FY 16, the current fiscal year, with departmental resources including special and trust funds. This comes following a court order to make sufficient sums available to DHHL for its administrative and operating expenses.
Gov. David Ige is proposing a funding plan that is consistent with the State Constitution requirement to provide sufficient funding for administrative and operating expenses for the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (article XII, section 1).
Hawaiian Electric Co. asked the state Thursday to approve a $340 million smart-grid system that would improve reliability, allow for increased use of renewable energy sources and give customers more control over their electrical use.