Working together as one village in Hawaii, to give Kanakas(Hawaiians) an option to OWN land & build a home for generations to come...not just lease it.
On April 18th, 2023, I was scheduled to make a presentation to the Department of Hawaiian Homelands(DHHL) Commission, while they were on Molokai, to request a lease of 0.5-acres in Hilo near Target
for the manufacturing of our tiny house 'wheeled' products to help
my company grow and allow us to be able to purchase land
and build our office/retail facility campus in the
District of Ka'u to create jobs and industry.
As I waited my turn, I found myself captivated by the stories
seeking help from the DHHL Commission to fulfilled promises for Hawaiian residents on the waiting list to receive land and build a home for their families. I also started to get the impression that the residents were missing some of the truths as to how to actually acquire the land and all that it entails.
And sadly, most told of their loved ones being on the DHHL list for
20-years or more with nothing to show but a new generation asking for help. With each new family member continuing what seemed to be a family legacy of asking when it would be their turn to receive land,
it was my observation that the very organization put in place
to help them thrive seemed to be burnt-out and at a loss,
oddly enough, as to how to help.
Not confident that my own company presentation was met with any guarantees for success based on the reaction of the Commissioners, the plight of the community testifying resonated with me.
If anything, I could at least find a way to help.
So, the very next day I turned to the "Village of FB in Hawaii" and posed some questions that lead me to develop the following concept for ALL to provide review, wisdom and solutions/comments to create a PLAN to move forward starting January 2024.
1. Is the DHHL land leased to only Hawaiians of 50% ethnicity
or more at $1.00 per year rent?
2. With residential land, are you required as a awarded recipient, to qualify for a $350,000.00 construction loan and build a home that only $250,000.00 is covered on the loan and we have to bring the balance; find a contractor, get building permits, used licensed professionals for electrical, plumbing, hire an architect or structural engineer for permitting the house plans, have an electrical engineer sign off on the electrical and/or solar plans, have the plumber and an excavator install a septic system and sign off on plans, purchase all the materials and cover any out-of-pocket construction loan and escrow/closing costs, obtain homeowners' insurance and pay land tax every year?
3. With agricultural land lots, do I have similar hoops
to jump through, PLUS, do I need to use the majority
of the land for agricultural production?
4. Is the land owned by the awarded Hawaiian recipient?
5. Who owns the land in perpetuity?
THE STATE OF HAWAII.
6. Can DHHL take the land away if I do anything to the land without asking permission?
7. If I'm number 22 on the list and then notice
that I'm now 410, can DHHL really move me around
on the list without cause?
8. Do I have to jump through all the hoops to receive land
that has been promised to Hawaiians for decades.
If you want to confirm the above information, visit https://dhhl.hawaii.gov/applications/
#1: SEEK LAND TO SUBDIVIDE INTO 0.5-ACRE PARCELS
PATH TO LAND ACQUISITION:
Stargazer Industries will acquire land, starting on Hawaii island,
and through the State & County Departments create subdivisions of preferably 0.5-acre FEE SIMPLE land.
These, FIRST of its kind off-grid, solar electric, wind and hybrid catchment subdivision, would include a central park with a water-catchment feature that could irrigate the landscape, water storage tanks, solar & wind powered street lamps, rezoned half-acre lots with self-contained, post & pier block tiny house products available for the buyer’s choice. A connection to county water would be available as a
back-up to each of the 1,040-gallon roof water catchment and filtration tanks incorporated into each of the “Tiny Dwellings” homes that range in size from 170 up to 275-square feet, to the “Tiny Estates” with 2-4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths at 1,000-square feet.
This Fee Simple Land will be given FREELY for $1.00 sale
to Hawaiian families that complete our "Profile Packet" and are approved by our "Village Committee" of Native Hawaiian Kupuna(elders), Kumu(teachers) and Hau Mana(students) from across the State. NO Percentages. NO DNA.
#2: AN ALL-INCLUSIVE, OFF-GRID HOME
THAT FITS ON ANY TERRAIN "GENTLY"
PATH TO OUR TINY HOUSE PRODUCTS: Stargazer Industries Inc. will place either their 8.5-ft. wide by 20-ft. post & pier block, 'Tiny Dwellings' which are 170-275sq.ft with 9-ft. ceilings OR 'Tiny Estates' that are only 1,000-sq.ft., 2-4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom models which would allow for more land to be used on each 0.5-acre parcel for food gardens
to provide sustainable options for families.
Stargazer Industries Inc. also offers permitted detached 1-2 bed units, as well as a 'Deck Island' that is 16-ft. by 20-ft. and is a required breeze between the Main House and the bedroom.
# 3: FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
THAT WILL WORK WITH OUR PRODUCTS
PATH TO FUNDS: Stargazer Industries Inc. can refer some financial partners open to construction loans for our tiny house products
AND can roll-over the loan to a mortgage.
They require at lease a 620 on your credit score
and a steady job record. Loans are in Lava Zones 3-6 only.
Thankfully our 'Tiny Dwellings' are approx. $168,000.00 up to
the “Tiny Estates” at $265,000 to $316,000 for 2-4 bedroom, 2.5 bath.
#4: MAKE SURE 'ANCESTRAL' HAWAIIANS
QUALIFY TO RECEIVE THE BENEFITS OF THIS PROJECT
HISTORICAL: The Great Māhele (land division) came into effect on March 7, 1848. It allocated one-third of the land to the mōʻī (monarch), known as Hawaiian crown lands. Another third was allocated among the aliʻi and konohiki (chiefs and managers of each ahupuaʻa (traditional land division running from the coast to the mountaintop). The remaining one-third was given to the makaʻāinana (common people). The law required land claims to be filed within two years under the Kuleana Act of 1850. Many Hawaiians made no claim. Most of the land was sold by the government of the Republic to settlers from the continental US or auctioned to the Big Five corporations. This resulted in the state owning 32% of the land, while another 4.8% became Hawaiian Homelands.*
PATH TO LAND OWNERSHIP: NO percentages. NO DNA.
Any home purchased under the “Kanaka Hales Project”, the principle buyer(s) must complete a “Profile Packet” TO BE MAILED WITH A HAWAII U.S. POST MARKED DATE, THEN TIME STAMPED UPON RECEIPT BY Stargazer Industries Inc.
It will entail providing documentation of Native Hawaiian lineage through copies of public records with official stamps from the State or County of Hawaii or documentation notarized by a certified notary or historian/official of the State of Hawaii as to maintaining at least ONE Hawaii born relative (mother or father) for each generation tracing back to the year 1800 that resulted in the birth of the applicant; they must prove they have performed consistently a Native Hawaiian cultural practice, and are continuing the practice, as well as passing it onto their immediate family members, i.e. teaching Hawaiian language, cultural practices, food/cultivation, artwork, etc.
Other tasks will be required including references from peers stating consistency of said Hawaiian practices.
Upon approval by our "Village Committee" of Native Hawaiian Kupuna(elders), Kumu(teachers) and Hau Mana(students) from across the State, the ‘Fee Simple’ land beneath the home will be given from Stargazer Industries to the Buyer for $1.00 U.S. Dollar.
70% of each subdivision will be saved for the "Kanaka Hales" project. Any future sales or legal actions, including title transfer involving the property, will be subject to only a 10% profit for the Seller over the original purchase price sold at the initial purchase of the land, in perpetuity. The New Land Buyer will be required to call Stargazer Industries, “Kanaka Hales Project” for approval of their Hawaiian qualifications or the land will be relinquished by the current owner
without issue and sold at the discretion of Stargazer Industries Inc. Any deterrence from this process will be subject to legal action.
If the transfer is to an Heir, the documentation of the family will be taken into consideration, new documents
excepted from the Heir, and they will be required to prove retention and current practice of the Hawaiian traits passed down from the previous owner which they in turn are passing down to their Heirs.
DNA and percentages used by other sources will not carry weight in the decisions made in granting the land.
Check out this powerful video. For me, it captures the breathe and vision centered around the 'Kanaka Hales Project' and why, as developers, we need to remember to respect the land and its people as we grow in numbers. Thank you to all of those attached to this video and their mana'o.
Stargazer Industries Inc
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