State Representative Karen Awana will hold a community meeting on Wednesday, October 10, 2012, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to address concerns regarding Hale Makana O Nanakuli, a low-income rental housing project located in the Nanakuli Homestead.
The meeting will be Nanakuli High and Intermediate School Multi-purpose Building.
Hale Makana O Nanakuli was originally designed to provide transitional and long-term rental housing for families who earn 40% or below of the adjusted median income. The project has become a controversial issue revolving around plans to allow non-Hawaiians to live and rent on Hawaiian homestead lands. The developers and representatives from the Department of Hawaiian Homelands will be present.
“The Nanakuli community has questions and concerns about Hale Makana O Nanakuli, and it is my sincere hope that members attend this important meeting in order to express those concerns directly to the project managers,” said Rep. Awana. “I am extremely thankful that the Department of Hawaiian Homelands and developers will be in attendance.”