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2016 Outstanding Older Americans Awards Announced

The County of Maui Dept. of Housing and Human Concerns, Office on Aging, announced the winners of Maui County’s 48th Annual Outstanding Older American Male and Female of Maui County. The awards program was held on Friday, May 13 at the Kahili Golf Course’s Nahele Ballroom in Waikapu to recognize Maui County elders for their extraordinary efforts and contributions to society. This year’s winners were John Tryggestad and Kathleen Phillips.

Real Estate Commission to Hold Meetings and Offer Consultations in Hilo

The Real Estate Commission will convene its standing committee meetings at the Hawaii Island REALTORS® office, on Wednesday, June 8, 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

Landlord Summit to Find More Housing for Maui County Residents

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

KTGY-Designed Kapolei Lofts Wins Two NAIOP Hawaii Awards

International award-winning firm KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce that Kapolei Lofts in West Oahu, Hawaii, received two Awards of Excellence during the NAIOP Hawaii’s 19th Annual Kukulu Hale Awards ceremony held recently at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Oahu. Developed by Forest City Hawaii and designed by KTGY, Kapolei Lofts won the Green Building Award and New Project Award – Commercial/Other Over 40,000 SF.

2015 SUBCOUNTY AND 2015 HOUSING UNIT ESTIMATES RELEASED FOR HAWAII

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.

Real Property Tax Sale Set for Tuesday, June 7

The County of Maui Department of Finance announced it will be holding a real property tax sale on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 and will continue the sale on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 if necessary. The sale will auction off properties that have been delinquent for three or more years and have received their final notice of tax sale.

COLLEGE STUDENTS DELIVER 49TH MODEL HOME TO KEAUKAHA HOMESTEAD ʻOHANA

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.

$3 Million In New Funding For Affordable Housing

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 Delegation Announces $20 Million Clean Water Research Grant for University of Hawaii

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.

TAKAI MARKS EARTH DAY WITH FOCUS ON SUSTAINABILITY

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

GOVERNOR DAVID IGE EXTENDS EMERGENCY PROCLAMATION ON HOMELESSNESS THROUGH JUNE

Gov. David Y. Ige today signed a fourth supplemental proclamation on homelessness, which will remain in effect until late June of this year. The supplemental proclamation allows the state to continue its coordinated efforts with the counties to create short- and long-term housing projects statewide

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.

County Business Center to Receive Overseas Absentee Ballots Saturday for Philippine Elections

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

Water Mainline Break in Maalaea

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

Briefing on Lanai Affordable Housing to be Held Friday

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.

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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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Homeowners with Exemptions Reminded to File State Tax Returns

The Department of Finance, Real Property Assessment Division, would like to remind homeowners that due to a change in requirements, those residents who have qualified for exemptions in the past must now file a state resident income tax form or risk being disqualified