The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001405226-02
Public Notices


February 16, 2023

Ikaika Anderson, Chairman
Hawaiian Homes Commission
Department of Hawaiian Home Lands
P.O. Box 1879
Honolulu, Hawai’i 96805
(808) 620-9500

On or about February 25, 2023, the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands will submit a
request to the HUD for the release of Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant funds under Title
VIII-Housing Assistance for Native Hawaiians of the Native American Housing Assistance and
Self Determination Act (NAHASDA) of 1996, as amended, to undertake a project known as
NAHASDA Home Repair Program, at TMK (1) 8-9-013:017, 89-658 Mokiawe Street, Honolulu,
HI, for the purpose of rehabilitation of an existing single-family residence in the Nanakuli
Ahupua’a of Wai’anae District on the Island of O’ahu. The proposed work may include interior
and exterior improvements such as painting, roof repairs, masonry and foundation repairs,
repair or replacement of stormwater management and drainage infrastructure, electrical and
plumbing work, utility repairs, termite treatment, and damage repair caused by termites or
wood rot, kitchen and bath cabinet repairs, and hazard abatement as needed. The HUD
funding amount is expected to be $100,000.

The activities proposed are categorically excluded under HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part
58 from National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements. An Environmental Review
Record (ERR) that documents the environmental determinations for this project will be
posted on the HUD Exchange website, and may be viewed and/or downloaded online at
URL Link: or upon request via email
or hard copy as necessary from Malia M. Cox, who may be contacted at (808) 620-9500 or


Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Department
of Hawaiian Home Lands, Office of the Chairman, Attn: Malia Cox, All
comments received by February 24, 2023 will be considered by the DHHL prior to authorizing
submission of a request for release of funds.


The DHHL certifies to HUD that Ikaika Anderson, in his capacity as Chairman, consents to
accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities
in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been
satisfied. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and
related laws and authorities and allows the DHHL to use Program funds.


HUD will accept objections to its release of fund and the DHHL’s certification for a period
of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request
(whichever is later) only if they are on the following bases: (a) the certification was not
executed by the Certifying Officer of the DHHL; (b) the DHHL has omitted a step or failed
to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant
recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred
costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release
of funds by HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504
has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of
environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the
required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to HUD office
at 1003 Bishop Street, Suite 2100 Honolulu, HI 96813. Potential objectors should contact
HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Ikaika Anderson, Chairman, DHHL