Department of Hawaiian Home Lands closes offices statewide; requests all payments by mail only

All Department of Hawaiian Home Lands offices are closed statewide through April 3 because of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, DHHL said in a statement today.

The public should anticipate delays on all services including, but not limited to, transfers, successorships, home sales, and billing.

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Payments to DHHL for direct loans, water bills, general leases, and rights of entry are only being accepted via mail. No walk-in payments are being accepted as a result of the office closures. All payments should be mailed to P.O. Box 1721, Honolulu, HI 96806. Only checks, cashier’s checks, or money orders will be accepted for the mail in payments.

Beneficiaries are asked to continue to make their regular loan and water payments. Anyone experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 outbreak should contact his or her lender as soon as possible. If the loan is directly with DHHL, call (808) 620-9500.

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In addition, the Hawaiian Homes Commission has postponed its regularly scheduled monthly meeting that to take place on Molokai April 20 and 21. Determinations about future scheduled meetings will be made as the current COVID-19 response is monitored.

Information on HHC meetings can be found on the Department’s website, dhhl.hawaii.gov/hhc.