Native Hawaiian Housing

The Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) administers programs designed to support affordable housing and community development activities for Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians eligible to reside on Hawaiian Home Lands. The Native Hawaiian programs include the Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant and the Section 184A Native Hawaiian Housing Loan Guarantee

The Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant (NHHBG)

The Hawaii State Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) is the recipient of NHHBG funds. The use of NHHBG funds is limited to eligible affordable housing activities for low-income Native Hawaiians eligible to reside on Hawaiian home lands. More on NHHBG

Section 184A Native Hawaiian Housing Loan Guarantee

The purpose of the Section 184A Native Hawaiian Housing Loan Guarantee is to provide access to sources of private financing on Hawaiian home lands. Section 184A permits HUD to guarantee 100% of the unpaid principal and interest due on an eligible loan. The program is designed to offer home ownership, property rehabilitation, and new construction opportunities for eligible Native Hawaiian individuals and families wanting to own a home on Hawaiian home lands. More on 184A

For more information on these Native Hawaiian Programs, please contact a Native Hawaiian Program Specialist, in the HUD Honolulu Field Office by clicking the following links:

Claudine Allen or by phone at (808) 457-4674

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1400
Honolulu, HI 96813

NEW!  Join our Team

Vacancy Announcement - Native Hawaiian Program Specialist, GS-13, Honolulu, HI

Open: September 9, 2020     Closes: September 28, 2020

As a Native Hawaiian Program Specialist, you will:

  • Implement policies, program standards, procedures and guidelines (e.g. for use by program recipients and lenders) in response to the unique problems and issues related to Hawaiian Home Lands and other Native Hawaiian programs.

  • Formulate guidelines and provide technical advice, guidance, and interpretation of complex policies and procedures regarding the Native Hawaiian loan guarantee programs to program participants, the financial community, and other entities.
  • Respond to inquiries from program participants, identify technical assistance needs, and develop tailored packages (e.g. training packages such as handouts, PowerPoint, samples of completed forms etc.) to address those needs.
  • Respond to inquiries, both written and oral, from members of Congress, public and private interest groups, NHHBG recipients, mortgagors, the financial community as well as GAO reports and IG inquiries regarding the Native Hawaiian program policies and procedures.

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