Housing: Personal Engagement and Actionable Steps Puwalu, 7/9/21

“Housing: Personal Engagement and Actionable Steps” panel during the Maui Centennial Puwalu (conference) 5 p.m. via Zoom.

The two-hour puwalu celebrates U.S. Senate ratification of the 1921 Hawaiian Homes Commission Act. That day, July 9, is the actual ratification date 100 years ago of the Act, a federal trust providing the 203,000-acre native Hawaiian homesteading program. 

As background, the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) will award an estimated 902 West Maui homestead lots in the next seven years. Panelists discussing homestead-housing ideas also will include West Maui Councilwoman Tamara Paltin; DHHL Planning Office program manager Andrew Choy; Paukukalo homestead contractor Jimmy Kincaid, and Ha`iku contractor Frank Zajac, who has led Habitat for Humanity homebuilding on homelands.

Lastly, an interactive survey will address how individual beneficiaries and organizations can facilitate and expedite access to, and optimum use of, nearly 32,000 acres of homestead trust lands.

The July 9 Zoom link is

Meeting ID: 875 0206 1761    Passcode: 339930  

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