Home Repair Loans for Hawaiian Home Lessees

Media Release

The Office of Housing and Community Development is pleased to announce that it is currently accepting applications to its Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA) Home Repair Loan Program.  NAHASDA was established by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) and administered by the Office of Housing and Community Development to make low-interest loans available to low-and moderate-income DHHL lessees who are interested in repairing their primary residence. The NAHASDA loan can be used for roof repairs, electrical and plumbing work, sewer improvements, termite treatment and damages caused by termites or wood rot and the installation of a solar water heating system in conjunction with repairs.  Loans range from $2,500 to $50,000 at 0% to 3% interest.  The interest rate is set based on age and income.   Applicants 62 years or older and very-low income may have a 0% interest and deferred payment loan with a possible grant provision.  For more information or an application contact Dawnelle Forsythe at 959-4642.  Application packets can also be found on-line at http://www.hawaii-county.com/directory/dir_housing.htm.

For more information about this topic please call Dawnelle Forsythe at 959-4642 or e-mail at ohcdeh@co.hawaii.hi.us.

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