The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands on Saturday, April 30, hosted its first in-person lot selection meeting since 2019, and residents of Anahola were the beneficiaries.
The department offered 51 residential lots within its Pi‘ilani Mai Ke Kai Subdivision in Anahola. The meeting was conducted at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School, with Hawaiian Homes Commission Chairman William Ailā Jr., Kauaʻi Hawaiian Homes commissioner Dennis Neves and state Rep. Nadine Nakamura in attendance.
“It has been a few years since we’ve offered new homestead lots on Kaua‘i and it is wonderful to be able to gather together in person once again to mark the occasion,” Ailā said in a press release. “The lots being offered today in Anahola are beautiful and provide the flexibility for families to create a homestead that best suits their needs. I know beneficiaries will make the most of these vacant lots, not only for their family today but for generations to come.”
DHHL’s lot offering is among a variety of options provided to beneficiaries of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act. The program allows families to construct a home that best fits their needs on a homestead lot with access to roads and utility infrastructure.
Applicants on the Kauaʻi waiting list for lots, with application dates up to July 31, 2021, were invited to attend an online lot orientation meeting in March. Beneficiaries then could attend one of three workshops to learn about the building process and connect with homebuilding resources in preparation for the lot selection meeting.
DHHL is conducting engineering design work for its Hanapēpē subdivision, and final environmental assessments are finished for future homesteads in Kekaha and Anahola.