The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands offered 37 turn-key lots in Kapolei’s Kanehili subdivision on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019.
Located across from Ka Makana Aliʻi Shopping Center, the houses will be built in partnership with Gentry Kapolei Development, LLC and are the same models and quality as the developer’s area fee simple homes.
The offers were made to pre-qualified applicants from the DHHL wait list through 1994 and Kanehili Undivided Interest Lessees. A lot orientation was hosted by the DHHL in July.
“The Department is dedicated to providing beneficiary families with an opportunity to live out the fulfillment of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act by returning families to the land,” said Hawaiian Homes Commission Chair William J. Aila, Jr. “Today’s offer provides our beneficiary families the chance to live out the next portion of the Act, which is to rehabilitate. Our hope is that families selecting lots today will now use the opportunity to their advantage, creating family stability and a stronger community.”
DHHL’s turn-key lot offer is one of several types of lot offerings from the Department. The turn-key home product is the result of beneficiary interest in ready-to-live homes.
“This is a big opportunity for us [our family] and we feel so blessed. We have three children and seven grandchildren who all live on the mainland right now, but this is part of what we want this property for – in hopes that they can come back and we can pass it on to them,” said Alan Montgomery, who selected a lot. “It’s hard to find the words because I am just so happy right now… this is a blessing and mahalo to Prince Kūhiō for doing what he did to make this available to the Hawaiians – it’s an awesome, awesome, awesome thing he did for the Hawaiians.”
The Kanehili award offer is among 395 planned in 2019. DHHL has over 1,300 lots in its production pipeline that are anticipated to be completed over the next five years.