|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 23 Sep 2015 20:20:23 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS, NATIVE PEOPLES: Hawai'ian homesteads and the former Waikoloa Maneuver Area|
Roadblocks develop on Hawaiian Home Lands projects By Marie Fellenstein Hale North Hawaii News September 23?, 2015 At the Waimea Community Association (WCA) monthly Town Meeting on Sept. 10, the main focus was on community projects in Waimea, including updates on the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) and Habitat for Humanity. … Unexploded ordnance (UXO) issues are concerns for both parcels. The former Waikoloa Maneuver Area and DHHL lands used for testing during World War II may still contain the dangerous weaponry. Aside from safety issues, UXO affects access to the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 184A funds, a Native Hawaiian Housing Loan Guarantee Program, that provide mortgages specifically for Native Hawaiians on Hawaiian home lands. Although some areas have been swept for UXO, others have not and until issues are cleared up, FHA lending is on hold. … For the entire article, see http://www.northhawaiinews.com/roadblocks-develop-on-hawaiian-home-lands-projects/ -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope Street Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650-961-8918 or 650-969-1545 Fax: 650-961-8918 LSiegel@cpeo.org http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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