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OFFICE OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

East Hawai‘i:  50 Wailuku Drive, Hilo, HI 96720-2456
(808) 961-8379 | Fax: (808) 961-8685

West Hawai‘i: 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Bldg B, 2nd Floor, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
(808) 323-4300  | Fax: (808) 323-4301

Section 8 Division: 1990 Kino`ole Street, Suite 105, Hilo, HI 96720-5293
(808) 959-4642 | Fax: (808) 959-9308

Email: ohcd@hawaiicounty.gov (Main office) | sec8info@hawaiicounty.gov (Section 8 Division)

HOUSING ADMINISTRATOR:  Susan K. Akiyama

ASST. HOUSING ADMINISTRATOR:  Kenneth J. Van Bergen

DESCRIPTION: The Office of Housing and Community Development is responsible for the planning, administration and operation of all of the County of Hawai‘i’s housing programs such as the Section 8 rental assistance for qualified families. Its overall goal is to provide for the development of viable communities in Hawaii County by providing decent housing, suitable living environments and expanding economic opportunities.


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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program:

 

Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program:

Homeownership Option Program (HOP):

Residential Emergency Repair Program (RERP):

 


 

WORKFORCE INNOVATION AND OPPORTUNITY ACT

On July 22, 2014, President Barack Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) into law.  This law supersedes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and amends the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, the Wagner-Peyser Act, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.  It is the first legislative reform of the public workforce system in over 15 years.

WIOA recognizes that the development of employment and training programs must serve our business community as much as it is important to serve our unemployed/underemployed community.  The key is making this connection.

WIOA is a federally funded program that helps individuals acquire the skills and job-driven training employers need by providing job seekers and workers, access to employment, education, training and support services.

 

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING RESOURCES

Public Law No. 113-128

WIOA Overview

WIOA Fact Sheets

WIOA Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) and Training and Employment Notice (TEN)

 

NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING

The Federal Register posted five Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRMs) implementing the WIOA on its Website for public inspection, https://www.federalregister.gov/public-inspection, which offers a preview of documents scheduled to publish soon in the Federal Register.

  1.  Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act; Joint Rule for Unified and Combined State Plans, Performance Accountability, and the One-Stop System Joint Provisions; Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (joint NPRM with the Departments of Education (ED) and Labor)

  2.  Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act; Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Labor only)

  3.  Programs and Activities Authorized by the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (Title II of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) (ED Only)

  4.  Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Miscellaneous Program Changes (ED Only)

  5.  State Vocational Rehabilitation Services Progam; State Supported Employment Services Program; Limitations on Use of Subminimum Wage (ED Only)

 

GUIDANCE AND ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

State of Hawai`i Workforce Development Council

WIOA Bulletins (Workforce Development Council requirements)

    1.  WIOA Bulletin 01-15 WIOA Communication System

    2.  WIOA Bulletin 02-15 Program Year 2015 WIOA Allocations

    3.  WIOA Bulletin 03-15 Initial Local Area Designation Under WIOA

    4.  WIOA Bulletin 04-15 Appointment of Local Workforce Boards & Certification

Hawai`i Workforce Infonet (Local labor information)

 

HAWAI`I COUNTY WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD

The mission of the Hawai`i County Workforce Development Board (HCWDB) is to promote the development of a highly competent and productive workforce by coordinating the efforts of educational institutions, labor, business, economic development organizations, government agencies and the entire community in order to sustain a strong economy and lifestyle.

While the Mayor is responsible for appointing the Board’s members, if your local business organization or business trade association would like to nominate someone for the HCWDB, please contact Office of Housing and Community Development, County of Hawai`i, 50 Wailuku Drive, Hilo, Hawai`i  96720, Phone (808) 961-8379, Fax (808) 961-8685, Email:  ohcdwia@hawaiicounty.gov.

 

HCWDB MEMBER INFORMATION

Board Member Responsibilities

HCWDB Draft Rules of Practice and Procedure

2016 Meeting Calendar

State of Hawai`i Sunshine Law Guide

County of Hawai`i WIOA Local Area Plan 2013-2017

County of Hawai`i WIOA Annual Plan for PY 2015-17

February 23, 2016 HCWDB Meeting Agenda

 

YOUTH PROGRAMS

Goodwill Industries of Hawai`i, Ola I Ka Hana Program, 500 Kalaniana`ole Avenue, Suite 3, Hilo, Hawai`i, 96720, Phone:  (808) 443-5863

Hawai`i Youth Service Directory

 

ADULT PROGRAMS

Workforce Development Division, Hawai`i Island, 1990 Kinoole Street, Suite 102, Hilo, Hawai`i, 96720, Phone: (808) 981-2860

 

ADMINISTRATIVE ENTITY/OVERSIGHT

Office of Housing and Community Development, County of Hawai`i, 50 Wailuku Drive, Hilo, Hawai`i, 96720, Phone:  (808) 961-8379

 


 

Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity in Housing

In the State of Hawai‘i, it is illegal to Discriminate Against Any Person Because of Religion, Color, Sex, Ancestry/National origin, Age, Marital status, Disability, Race, Familial status, HIV infection, Sex or Sexual orientation.

If you believe you been denied housing because of your:  Age, Ancestry/National origin, Color, Disability, Familial status, HIV infection, Marital status, Race, Religious beliefs, Sex, or Sexual orientation,

please contact the Hawai‘i Civil Rights Commission (HCRC) (808) 974-4000 (enter extension 68636#);

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Print out a questionnaire form, complete it and mail to:

Hawai`i Civil Rights Commission
Princess Ke`elikolani Building
830 Punchbowl Street, Room 411
Honolulu, Hawai`i 96813

Fax to: (808) 586-8655

*The Commission does not handle any unfair treatment that is not due to one or more of the above reasons.

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Print out a complaint form, complete it, and mail it to:

Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Room 5204
451 Seventh St. SW
Washington, DC 20410-2000

Toll free at: 1 (800) 374-3247

 

Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act), prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other housing-related transactions based on:

  • Color
  • Disability
  • Familial status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women, and people securing custody of children under the age of 18)
  • National origin
  • Race
  • Religion
  • Sex

REMEMBER: IT IS ILLEGAL FOR AN OWNER OR ANY OTHER PERSON ENGAGING IN A REAL PROPERTY TRANSACTION, OR FOR A REAL ESTATE BROKER OR SALESPERSON TO RETALIATE AGAINST YOU FOR FILING A COMPLAINT OR FOR CONTACTING THIS COMMISSION.

 

Fair Housing Enforcement Program - Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i

This program also offers statewide services to victims of housing discrimination, regardless of their income or assets. If you believe that you are a victim of illegal housing discrimination, please call 1 (866) 527-FAIR (1-866-527-3247).

If you have additional questions or need assistance in completing any of the complaint forms, please call the Office of Housing and Community Development at (808) 961-8379.

Fair Housing Resources:

 

EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY