The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001438684-01
Public Hearings


Pursuant to Sections 91-2 and 92-41, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), the Hawaii Public Housing Authority (HPHA), Department of Human Services (DHS), hereby provides notice that it will hold a public hearing on the following administrative rule changes:
1) Repeal Chapter 15-186, “State-Aided Elderly Public Housing Projects,” Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR), and adopt Chapter 17-2035, “State-Aided Elderly Public Housing Projects,” HAR; and
2) Repeal Chapter 15-193, “State-Aided Family Public Housing Projects,” Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR), and adopt Chapter 17-2034, “State-Aided Family Public Housing Projects,” HAR.

Background: The purpose of these amendments are to move the HAR chapters for the State Elderly and State Family public housing programs from Title 15, which is reserved for the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism (DBEDT), to Title 17, which is reserved for DHS. Act 196, Session Laws of Hawaii (SLH) 2005, separated the housing financing and development functions from the Housing and Community Development Corporation of Hawaii. This resulted in the creation of the Hawaii Housing Finance Development Corporation, which was administratively attached to DBEDT, and the HPHA, which was administratively attached to DHS. Since the effectuation of Act 196, SLH 2005, the HPHA has continued to manage both State public housing programs in accordance with Chapters 15-186 and 15-193, HAR. All proposed amendments are technical and non-substantive in nature.

Public Review: The draft administrative rules are available for public viewing at the HPHA’s School Street Campus and its site management offices on weekdays between 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

HPHA Administrative and Section 8 Offices, 1002 North School Street, Honolulu
Oahu: Puuwai Momi Office, 99-132 Kohomua Street, Aiea
Oahu: Kalihi Valley Homes Office, 2250 Kalena Drive, Honolulu
Oahu: Mayor Wright Homes Office, 521 North Kukui Street, Honolulu
Oahu: Kalakaua Homes Office, 1545 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu
Oahu: Kalanihuia Office, 1220 Aala Street, Honolulu
Oahu: Hale Poai Office, 1001 North School Street, Honolulu
Oahu: Waimaha Sunflower Office: 85-186 McArthur Street, Waianae
Oahu: Koolau Village Office: 45-1027 Kamau Place, Kaneohe
Oahu: Kauhale Nani Office: 310 North Cane Street, Wahiawa
Oahu: Palolo Valley Homes Office: 2107 Ahe Street, Honolulu
Oahu: Kuhio Homes Office: 1475 Linapuni Street, Honolulu
Hawaii: Lanakila Homes Office, 600 Wailoa Street, Hilo
Hawaii: Ka Hale Kahaluu Office, 78-6725 Makolea Street, Kailua-Kona
Hawaii: Noelani II Office, 65-1191 Opelo Road, Kamuela
Kauai: Kapaa Office, 4726 Malu Road, Kapaa
Maui: Kahekili Terrace, 2015 Holowai Place, Wailuku
Molokai: Kahale Mua, Maunaloa, Molokai

Digital copies of each draft are also available on the HPHA’s website at:

The public hearing will take place on:

Tuesday, January 2, 2024, at 5:10 p.m.

Remote Meeting:
The public may participate in the public hearing electronically via Zoom using the following link:

When prompted, enter the Meeting ID: 821 4435 6549, and the Password: 8RegwL.

Alternatively, the public may participate via telephone by calling 1-669-444-9171. When prompted, callers should enter the Meeting ID: 821 4435 6549, and the Password: 760808. The HPHA requests that meeting participants show their first and last name.

Physical Meeting Location:
The public may attend the public hearing at 1002 North School Street, Building A Conference Room, Honolulu, HI 96817, which will also be connected to the remote meeting via Zoom.

All interested persons are invited to provide oral or written comments on the draft administrative rules. All comments received will be considered and incorporated appropriately into the drafts. Oral comments may be presented during the public hearing. Persons who cannot attend the hearing and prefer not to provide written comments may call (808) 436-7183 to submit their comments as a voicemail message.

Written comments may be presented to the presiding officer at the public hearing, or mailed to the HPHA, Attention: State Public Housing Administrative Rules, at 1002 North School Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817. Written comments may also be faxed to (808) 832-4679 or sent by electronic mail to Written comments not presented at the public hearing should be received by the HPHA’s Administrative Office by 4:30 p.m. on January 2, 2024.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, contact Benjamin Park at (808) 832-4693 as soon as possible, preferably by December 26, 2023. If a response is received after December 26, 2023, the HPHA will attempt to obtain the auxiliary aid/service or accommodation, but cannot guarantee that the request will be fulfilled. Upon request, this notice is available in alternate forms such as large print, Braille, or electronic copy.

Executive Director
Hawaii Public Housing Authority
Department of Human Services

HPHA does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, familial status, ancestry/national origin, age, marital status, HIV infection or sexual orientation and gender identity.

(SA/HTH/WHT/TGI1438684 12/1/23)