Rep. Awana to hold Nanakuli Community Meeting on
Low-Incoming Rental Housing Project
WHAT: State Representative Karen Awana will hold a community meeting to address
concerns regarding Hale Makana O Nanakuli, a low-income rental housing project
located in the Nanakuli Homestead.
WHEN: Wednesday, October 10, 2012
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Nanakuli High and Intermediate School Multi-purpose Building
WHY: Hale Makana O Nanakuli was originally designed to provide transitional and
long-term rental housing for families who earn 40% or below of the adjusted
median income. The project has become a controversial issue revolving
around plans to allow non-Hawaiians to live and rent on Hawaiian homestead
lands. The developers and representatives from the Department of Hawaiian
Homelands will be present.
"The Nanakuli community has questions and concerns
about Hale Makana O Nanakuli, and it is my sincere hope that members attend
this important meeting in order to express those concerns directly to the
project managers," said Rep. Awana. "I am extremely
thankful that the Department of Hawaiian Homelands and developers will be in