Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grants

To provide housing assistance to low-income Native Hawaiian families who are eligible to reside on Hawaiian Home Lands.

Examples of Funded Projects

Maluohai Phase 3 on the island of Oahu - self-help technical assistance; Waiakea 6 on the island of Hawaii - infrastructure construction and low-interest loans; Kekaha Residence Lots on the island of Kauai - infrastructure construction, self-help technical assistance and subsidies.

Agency - Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Department of Housing and Urban Development's mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. HUD fulfills this mission through high ethical standards, management and accountability, and by forming partnerships with community organizations.

Program Accomplishments

Project activities that are underway include site and infrastructure improvements for new housing development, technical assistance to families for self-help construction, loan subsidies,and homeownership counseling and training. In FY 2007, 65 Native Hawaiian families received a new home under this program and 164 families were assisted with counseling and training services.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Eligible affordable housing activities are development, housing services, crime prevention and safety activities, and model activities.

NHHBG funds may only be used for eligible activities that are consistent with the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands housing plan.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

The Department of Native Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) is the only eligible grant recipient.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Native Hawaiian families who are eligible to reside on the Hawaiian Home Lands.



Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination


This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

Submission of Housing Plan.

Award Procedures

Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant funds are provided to the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL), the sole eligible grant recipient.




Hawaiian Homelands Homeownership Act of 2000, Section 513, Public law 106-569.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time





Grant funds are made available on an annual basis, subject to annual congressional appropriations.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

All Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant funds are provided to DHHL. There are no matching requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Annual grants.

Post Assistance Requirements


Annual performance reports to HUD.


Compliance with the Single Audit Act and OMB Circular A-133.


Grant files are maintained by HUD for one year after grant closeout and destroyed six years after grant closeout pursuant to the HUD Records Disposition Handbook.

Financial Information

Account Identification



FY 07 $8,377,770; FY 08 est $8,700,000; and FY 09 est $5,641,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Average $9 million per year.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Interim Rule published June 13, 2002. Final regulations effective December 29, 2003.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Claudine Allen, PIH/Office of Native American Programs, 500 Ala Moana Boulevard, Suite 3A, Honolulu, HI 96813. Telephone: (808) 522-8175 Ext. 223. E-mail:

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