Julia Frankel

Julia Frankel is a student at Pomona College. Her work has appeared in the Idaho Statesman, The Sacramento Bee, and PBS Newshour Weekend. She formerly worked as Managing Editor of The Student Life, student newspaper for the Claremont Colleges.
How Lending Practices Restrict Hawaiian Homesteaders’ Borrowing Power Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

How Lending Practices Restrict Hawaiian Homesteaders’ Borrowing Power

Native Hawaiians cannot take out second mortgages or home equity lines of credit on their homesteads — but not everyone understood that was part of the deal.
Here’s Why Hawaiian Homesteaders May Never Fully Profit From Their Own Land Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Here’s Why Hawaiian Homesteaders May Never Fully Profit From Their Own Land

Those fortunate enough to secure a DHHL lot — often after waiting years or decades — find themselves unable to access the property's market value.