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Counties can help maintain DHHL homes


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 20, 2013

~~<p>On one level, it's not at all surprising that the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, which has fallen so short in meeting obligations to its constituency, has failed to manage its property in other ways.</p>
<p>But the physical evidence of that failure &mdash; neighborhoods scarred by unkempt, even dilapidated homes, some of which are abandoned &mdash; is a jarring sight. And it sounds an alarm heard well beyond the community of DHHL beneficiaries.</p>
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On one level, it's not at all surprising that the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, which has fallen so short in meeting obligations to its constituency, has failed to manage its property in other ways.

But the physical evidence of that failure — neighborhoods scarred by unkempt, even dilapidated homes, some of which are abandoned — is a jarring sight. And it sounds an alarm heard well beyond the community of DHHL beneficiaries. Login for more...



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