WASHINGTON — The Wahiawa senior center that is under investigation by the federal government has a facility in it that is listed as “not in good standing” with the state of Hawaii.

Camp Pineapple 808, a collection of cabins that are available to rent to low- and moderate-income families, failed to file its required annual report for this year, according to a staffer with the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. It will cost the nonprofit $5 to file the report, she said.

The cabin site is also the subject of scrutiny in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) investigation into Honolulu’s use of Community Development Block Grants. HUD said that routine monitoring revealed that Camp Pineapple 808 was being offered to groups not eligible to rent the cabins under federal grants requirements.

The nonprofit that’s affiliated with the cabins, ORI Anuenue Hale, is in good standing with the state.

But the federal government is still reviewing the city of Honolulu’s plan to bring ORI Anuenue Hale — including Camp Pineapple 808 — into compliance. A HUD spokeswoman told Civil Beat on Monday that the agency would not make its response to the city public until next month.

At stake is $7.9 million in grants that Honolulu would have to repay if HUD is not satisfied with the city’s plans for ORI. A spokeswoman with the nonprofit did not immediately return a request for comment on Monday.

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