OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

OHA hosts “Maolipreneur” small business workshops on Molokaʻi

KAUNAKAKAI (April 23, 2019) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) is hosting a series of free small business strategy workshops on Molokaʻi, with the next one scheduled for April 30. The “Maolipreneur” Community Workshop Series will consist of five…

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OHA receives 2018 Native Hawaiian Housing Award

WAIKĪKĪ (Oct. 9, 2018) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) today received the 2018 Native Hawaiian Housing Award at the 17th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention, hosted by the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) at the Waikīkī Prince Hotel. OHA…

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OHA issues first Hua Kanu business loans of 2017

HONOLULU (March 28, 2017) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) last week issued two Hua Kanu business loans, totaling $450,000, to Reliant Trucking Inc. and Goldwings Supply Service Inc, making the two Native Hawaiian-owned businesses the first recipients of…

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OHA issues $500,000 loan to support Native Hawaiian owned business

HONOLULU (Dec. 29, 2016) – Before 2016 comes to a close, the OHA Native Hawaiian Revolving Loan Fund Program finalized a Hua Kanu business loan that provides $500,000 to Native Hawaiian business owner Michael Ching to expand his business, Hawaii Gourmet…

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OHA puts fiscal sustainability plans in motion

December Ka Wai Ola cover story by Francine Kananionapua Murray As Hawaiians cared for and managed natural resources in the past, OHA plans to manage its financial resources for the future Around the 15th century, the Hawaiian population was growing…

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OHA honored in Hawaii Business magazine’s top 250

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) is honored that it has been recognized by Hawaii Business magazine as one of its top 250 businesses in 2016.  This year, the publication ranked OHA as 170 of 250 Hawaii businesses, based on…

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OHA Grantee Helps Hawaiians with Housing

Hawaiian Community Assets is an award-winning housing program that helps Hawaiians with financial literacy counseling with the end goal of securing stable housing. This OHA Grantee has helped 770 ʻohana statewide. Studies have found that stable housing is one of…

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Kākoʻo ʻŌiwi: Cultivating ʻāina and people

Getting people on the ʻāina to grow our food sustainably and perpetuating Hawaiian culture is what Kākoʻo ʻŌiwi is all about. Their approach involves restoring the cultural connection between the land and our community. And itʻs working! Last year, Kākoʻo…

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Mālama Loan transition FAQs

The Mālama Loan Program (NHRLF) is designed to help provide all people of Native Hawaiian ancestry better access to credit, capital, and financial services & skills as part of a larger effort to create jobs, wealth, and economic & social well-being…

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Hawaiʻi Gourmet Cookies’ Recipe for Sweet Success

Michael Ching, owner of Hawaiʻi Gourmet Cookies, has developed a recipe for sweet success. It starts with his line of cookies that are handmade in Hawaiʻi and includes fresh ingredients that are locally sourced when possible. His staff of 18…

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