Fire Survivor Resources

Guide for federal resources, programs for individuals, businesses impacted by Maui fires

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz has released a comprehensive guide to help individuals, workers, veterans and small businesses impacted by the Maui fires access federal resources and programs made available through President Biden’s disaster declaration. Read On Chevron Forward

Wednesday Disaster Recovery Community Update Meeting to be held in Lahaina Civic Center gym

Residents are encouraged to attend the County of Maui’s Weekly Disaster Recovery Community Update Meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, in the Lahaina Civic Center gymnasium.

Nonprofits, state partner to help Lahaina homeowners fight foreclosure

Maui nonprofits, Hawaiʻi Community Lending and Lahaina Community Land Trust, joined with the Hawaiʻi Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ Division Financial Institutions to announce a partnership to help Lahaina owner-occupant homeowners prevent foreclosure and support rebuilding efforts.

Housing advocates urge governor to extend tenant protections as 11th Emergency Proclamation on Wildfires expires

The Maui Tenants and Workers Association (MTWA), a project of the Hawaiʻi Workers Center (HWC), held a press conference urging Governor Josh Green to extend the Emergency Proclamation on Wildfires for Maui set to expire today.

Gov. Green announces Interim Housing Program for Maui wildfire survivors

Interim housing sites include 450 modular homes under construction at Ka Laʻi Ola in West Maui, and 150 units at Hale ‘O Lā‛ie (formerly the Haggai Institute in Kīhei).

Maui residents encouraged to participate in Ke Ola Hou Resiliency Center online survey

Ke Ola Hou Resiliency Center will be dedicated to providing comprehensive services to aid in the physical, mental and emotional recovery of individuals and families affected by the fires.

Maui Office of Recovery to hold open house of West Maui office on July 3

The County of Maui Office of Recovery-West Maui will host an open house at its new office at Lahaina Gateway on Wednesday, July 3, 2024, from 5 to 7 p.m. The open house is being held in lieu of the weekly County of Maui Disaster Recovery Community Update Meeting.

County announces amended sewer service status for several areas of West Maui

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management’s (DEM) Wastewater Reclamation Division today announced its amendments to the sewer service status in Lahaina’s fire-affected areas.

Wednesday Disaster Recovery Community Update Meeting to be held in Lahaina Civic Center gymnasium, June 26

The meeting will include a US Army Corps of Engineers update on debris removal, information on the Department of Health’s new environmental monitoring portal, and presentations by the Maui Emergency Management Agency, Maui Fire Department, Maui Police Department and County Department of Public Works.

New portal compiles Maui environmental monitoring data in wildfire impacted areas

The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) has launched an Environmental Monitoring Data Portal to provide a one-stop shop for sharing the results of previous and ongoing environmental monitoring in the areas affected by the August 2023 Lahaina and Kula wildfires.

County officials offer details on resident, contractor access in the impact zone

County of Maui officials provided updated details regarding resident and contractor access in the Lahaina impact zone, previously called the disaster zone. For residents with vehicle passes who have a temporary building permit for a temporary dwelling (such as an ADU, camper, trailer, etc.) and are living onsite while they are rebuilding their permanent home within the impact zone, access is 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Second County webinar for Lahaina homeowners impacted by wildfires to be held June 27

Lahaina homeowners impacted by the August 2023 wildfire are encouraged to attend the County of Maui Office of Recovery’s second Homeowners Webinar on Thursday, June 27, at 5:30 p.m.

Mixed blessings reported at temporary shelter for post-wildfire homeless people

It’s been a rocky road for Puʻuhonua o Nēnē, a temporary homeless shelter near Kahului Airport that has provided emergency tented shelter for 120 to 130 people nightly since opening last fall within weeks of the Aug. 8 Lahaina wildfire disaster.

Maui Behavioral Health Resources brings Women’s Circle to Central Maui

A new resource for women who have been affected by the Maui wildfire disaster is coming to Central Maui.

Wednesday Disaster Recovery Community Update Meeting to be held at Lahaina Civic Center, June 19

Ed Sniffen, Director of the State Department of Transportation, will provide an update at the meeting. The County Office of Recovery will also provide an update.

Free produce boxes still available for wildfire impacted residents

Free produce boxes for those impacted by the Aug. 8 wildfires are back thanks to partnerships with Common Ground Collective and Lions Club. Pickup is on Fridays through July 26 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in front of the Pā‘ina Building at the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College campus in Kahului. 

Progress with restoration of Lahaina water, wastewater services and other important wildfire recovery updates

Officials shared several important updates for Lahaina residents including: lifting the Unsafe Water Advisory for a portion of Lahaina, amending sewer service status for certain parcels, fully reopening the first disaster zone and assisting with the installation of three mobile outdoor warning sirens.

Unsafe Water Advisory lifted for area L-6B in Lahaina

The Unsafe Water Advisory for Lahaina was amended to remove area L-6B, including properties primarily along Honoapiʻilani Highway and Ainakea Road, from Wahikuli Road to Kaniau Road. Water serving buildings and homes in area L-6B is declared safe for unrestricted use effective June 12, 2024.

Lahaina Homeowner Recovery Program virtual information sessions, June 12 and 13

The Lahaina Homeowner Recovery Program is a partnership between Hawai‘i Community Lending and local banks, dedicated to preventing foreclosure and helping 500 Lahaina homeowners rebuild after the wildfire.

State provides assurances to wildfire survivors as NCS program is scheduled to end

Today is the scheduled end date for the Non-Congregate Sheltering (NCS) program for Maui wildfire survivors. State officials issued assurances saying all families in the NCS program who are actively participating in their recovery efforts will continue to receive support until their transition from sheltering to an interim housing solution.

Maui wildfire Alternative Debris Removal Program standards approved; deadline to apply June 15

The standards for the County of Maui Alternative Debris Removal Program have been approved by the Maui County Council, and applications for the program are currently being accepted. The application deadline is June 15, 2024, to sign up for either the Alternative Debris Removal Program or to obtain an approved Right-of-Entry for the Government-Sponsored Consolidated Debris Removal, per adopted standards.
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