OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

ʻŌiwi Stories from Puna is a four-part video series created by OHA sharing the experiences & perspectives of Hawaiians affected by the recent lava flow in Puna. Through the emotional first hand accounts of Hawaiians, we learn about the hardships, cultural perspectives & the amazing resiliency of this tight-knit community. Through increased understanding, we hope to build increased compassion and support for the people of Puna. To help those displaced by the lava, donate to gofundme.com/puuhonuaopuna.

Kōkua for Puna

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is committed to supporting our beneficiaries coping with the ongoing eruption at Kīlauea volcano on Hawaiʻi Island.

A delegation representing OHA’s administration and Trustees will be traveling to Puna to meet with beneficiaries and identify where assistance would most effectively meet the needs of Hawaiʻi Island beneficiaries impacted by lava flow, volcanic ash and toxic emissions.

Native Hawaiians affected by the lava flows may submit completed financial assistance forms to the OHA East Hawaiʻi (Hilo) Office. Call ahead to make an appointment or drop by:

Office of Hawaiian Affairs – East Hawaiʻi (Hilo) Office
Wailoa Plaza Suite 20-CDE
399 Hualani Street
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
Phone: (808) 933-3106

Emergency Assistance Form for Puna (Coming Soon)

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Update: The Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ Hilo office is preparing to accept applications for emergency relief. Please check back to this page for updates on when intake will begin. If you would like to be notified when the assistance relief forms will be accepted, please call our Hilo office at (808) 933-3106 to place your name on our contact list.


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