David Y.Ige | Public notice: public consultation requested for the DHHL NAHASDA report

Public notice: public consultation requested for the DHHL NAHASDA report

Published on 20 Jul 2022 in Latest news from the department, Press room

(Kapolei, Oʻahu) – The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is seeking public comment on its spending for the 2021-2022 Native Hawaiian Housing Plan (NHHP) fiscal year and Annual Performance Report (APR) under the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act (NAHASDA).

Title VIII of NAHASDA requires DHHL, as the sole recipient of Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant funds, to report annually on activities performed during the past year.

The APR reports on activities as approved by the Annual Housing Plan (AHP). A summary of expenses can be reviewed below.

FY 2021-22 expenditures by AHP activity:

AHP 1. Capital Improvement Projects 2021: $71,031

AHP 2. Developer Funding: $0

AHP 3. Proprietary Funding: $1,405,175

AHP 4. Home Assistance Program: $561,136

AHP 5. Rental Operating Allowance: $250,000

AHP 6. Rental Vouchers: $71,416

AHP 7. Rental and Utilities Emergency Assistance Program: $1,516,612

AHP 8. Housing Counselling: $159,849

AHP 9. Homeowner Assistance: $2,875,000

AHP 10. Existing drinking water infrastructure improvements: $154,172

AHP 11: Slot Conversion: 0

AHP 12: Property Acquisition: $18,113

AHP 13: Crime prevention: 0

Planning and administration: $256,918

Total: $7,339,442

Current NAHASDA balance: $13,931,274

contracted: $15,572,670

NAHASDA balance available: $0

A complete copy of the draft 2022 Annual Performance Report can be found on the Department’s website: dhhl.hawaii.gov/nahasda/nahasda-publications/.

Public comments are open for 30 days beginning July 20, 2022, before being finalized and submitted to the U.S. Office of Housing and Urban Development by August 29, 2022.

All comments should be submitted to DHHL via email at [email protected]. Comments received before the close of business on August 22, 2022 will be taken into consideration during the finalization of the PCR.

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About the Department of Hawaiian Native Lands:

The Department of Hawaiian Native Lands 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.

Media Contact:

Cedric Duarte

Information and Community Relations Officer
Hawaiian Native Lands Department
(808) 620-9591

(808) 342-0873

[email protected]

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