DHHL Press Release: DHHL Offers Vacant Land in Anahola, Kaua’i
Posted on May 2, 2022 in Latest news from the department, Press room
(Anahola, Kaua’i) – The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) offered 51 vacant residential lots in its Pi’ilani Mai Ke Kai subdivision in Anahola, Kaua’i on Saturday, April 30, 2022.
DHHL hosted the lot selection meeting at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School as an in-person meeting, a first since 2019. Hawaiian Homes Commission (HHC) Chairman William J. Ailā, Jr., HHC Commissioner Kauaʻi Dennis Neves and House District 14 Hawaii State Representative Nadine Nakamura attended.
“It has been a few years since we offered new land on Kaua’i and it is wonderful to be able to come together again in person to mark the occasion,” said President Ailā. “The lots offered today in Anahola are beautiful and provide families with the opportunity to create a farm that best suits their needs. I know the recipients will make the most of these vacant lots, not just for their families today.” today, but for generations to come.
DHHL’s residential vacant lot offering is one of a variety of options available to beneficiaries of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act. The Vacant Lot product allows a family to build a home that best suits their needs on a property lot that has been landscaped with roads and utility infrastructure.
Candidates on the Kauaʻi Island waitlist with application dates through July 31, 2021 have been invited to attend a virtual batch orientation meeting in March. Beneficiaries then had the opportunity to attend one of three vacant lot workshops to learn about the construction process and connect with homebuilding resources including HPM Building Supply, Honsador Lumber and Habitat for Humanity in preparation for the lot selection meeting.
DHHL carries out engineering design work for its Hanapēpē subdivision, and final environmental assessments have been completed for future farms at Kekaha and Anahola. Funding for the construction of these Kauaʻi projects is pending.
About the Department of Hawaiian Native Lands:
The Hawaiian Native Lands Department fulfills Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole’s vision of rehabilitating native Hawaiians by returning them to the land. Established by the United States Congress in 1921, with the passage of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, the Hawaiian homesteading program managed by DHHL includes the management of more than 200,000 acres of land throughout the state for the specific purpose of developing and to provide homesteads.
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