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

NEW! American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant (NHHBG) Award

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP), Public Law 117-2, which provides additional funding to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. ARP includes $5 million in Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant program funding to be administered by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands.

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

Diana Houston or by phone at (808) 457-4682

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