Half of Native Hawaiians awarded homesteads under Lingle lack homes

Nearly half of Native Hawaiians awarded homestead lots under former Gov. Linda Lingle still haven’t gotten their homes.

Lingle, who is now running for the U.S. Senate, touted her accomplishments in moving applicants off of a decades-old waiting list when she left office in 2010. But her record has come under fire by Native Hawaiian advocates and a review of data by Civil Beat shows that hundreds of lots designated for new homes stand empty.

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• Honolulu Civil Beat is an online news source serving Hawai‘i.

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