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New promises on horizon for future Hawaiian homestead leases

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The Kakaina subdivision in Waimanalo features 45 undivided interest leases awarded to state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands beneficiaries in 2006 before infrastructure was developed. House lot selections took place in 2016, and some lots still have no homes. Pictured is a vacant lot on Puha Street.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The Kakaina subdivision in Waimanalo features 45 undivided interest leases awarded to state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands beneficiaries in 2006 before infrastructure was developed. House lot selections took place in 2016, and some lots still have no homes. Pictured is a vacant lot on Puha Street.

The state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is returning, in a big way, to a practice of issuing unconventional land leases to beneficiaries on its homestead waitlist. Read more

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