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Ewa Beach Land Transfer Could Clear Way For 400 Hawaiian Homesteads Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Ewa Beach Land Transfer Could Clear Way For 400 Hawaiian Homesteads

The 80 acres coming to the Hawaiian Homes Land Trust would be the first suitable for residential homes under a law Congress approved in 1995.

Senate Panel Kills Final DHHL Casino Proposal Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Senate Panel Kills Final DHHL Casino Proposal

The Hawaiian Home Lands director had called proposed amendments to the measure a “glimmer of hope” but now says that flicker is dead.

Hawaiian Homes Commission Forwards Gambling Bill To The Governor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaiian Homes Commission Forwards Gambling Bill To The Governor

The proposal must still win approval from Gov. David Ige and the Legislature before becoming law.

Hawaiian Homes Commission Airs Concerns Over Kapolei Casino Proposal Flickr: Liji Jinaraj

Hawaiian Homes Commission Airs Concerns Over Kapolei Casino Proposal

UPDATED: The commission will decide whether to send the proposal to the Legislature at a meeting on Tuesday.

A Casino In Kapolei? New Proposal Would Allow Limited Gambling

A Casino In Kapolei? New Proposal Would Allow Limited Gambling

The measure under consideration by the Hawaiian Homes Commission would allow casino gambling on DHHL lands in Kapolei.

Committee: Full Senate Should Confirm Aila As DHHL Director Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Committee: Full Senate Should Confirm Aila As DHHL Director

In a 3-2 vote, the Senate Hawaiian Affairs Committee recommended the full chamber approve Gov. David Ige’s nominations to lead the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands.

Kauai: Council Weighs Resolution To Fix DHHL Mortgage Programs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kauai: Council Weighs Resolution To Fix DHHL Mortgage Programs

Updated. The County Council voted unanimously to pass the resolution Wednesday.

Senators Delay Vote After Grilling Aila As Head Of Hawaiian Home Lands Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Senators Delay Vote After Grilling Aila As Head Of Hawaiian Home Lands

The governor’s nominee was applauded for projects he’s moved forward but concerns remain over the agency’s continued backlog.

DHHL Seeks To Improve Communication With Native Hawaiians Awaiting Homes Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

DHHL Seeks To Improve Communication With Native Hawaiians Awaiting Homes

The agency relies on a database system built in the 1980s to track applicants, and has struggled with outdated technology and limited staffing.

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