Native Hawaiians Convene Policy Forum

Kapolei, Hawaii – The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) Board of Directors hosted the first Quarterly Policy Forum for the 2018 year on Oahu on Friday, January 12. “It’s important to bring members of the CNHA 21-member board together and have open dialogue with the larger CNHA membership and community on the issues they’ve […]

CNHA Loan Fund Supports Native Entrepreneurs and Homestead Projects Statewide

At CNHA’s quarterly board and policy forum on January 12, 2018, Geri Mendiola, CNHA Loan Fund Manager reported CNHA is servicing a loan portfolio of 119 loans representing a cumulative total of $2.2 million in loans deployed to Native Hawaiians and homestead projects statewide. As a Native Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), certified by the […]

Vote to Rise at the Legislature

January 17, 2018 marked the opening day at the Legislature; it also marked the 125th anniversary of the overthrow of our Queen and her monarchy.  Thousands of people gathered at both the State Capitol and Iolani Palace.  Some attended to listen to speeches by sitting members of the legislature while others marched in honor of […]

Hale Na’au Pono Out of Waianae Votes to Rise

Hale Na’au Pono, a nonprofit mental health center serving the needs of the Waianae Community has joined the Vote to Rise campaign to engage new voters from our communities in the ballot box on priorities important to them. In the first week of January, Jordyn Danner, CNHA Policy Program Manager and Michelle Kauhane, CNHA President […]

US Treasury Awards $585,500 to Leverage CNHA Loan Fund for Native Hawaiian Families

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 19, 2017 US Treasury Awards $585,500 to Leverage CNHA Loan Fund for Native Hawaiian Families Kapolei, Hawaii – Today, the U.S. Treasury Department awarded the nonprofit Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA), $585,500 to the CNHA Loan Fund for Native Hawaiian families.  The grant award is funded from the Native American […]

Tiny Home Pilot to Arrive in July on Kauai

  For Immediate Release:  June 29, 2017 Tiny Home Pilot to Arrive in July on Kauai Anahola, Kauai – The Homestead Housing Authority (HHA) nonprofit is preparing for the arrival of its pilot tiny home unit, scheduled to land at Nawiliwili harbor on July 5th.  The nonprofit housing developer is pursuing the feasibility of prefabricated modular […]

Hundreds Gathered for the 15th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 19, 2016   Hundreds Gathered for the 15th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention Honolulu, HI – More than three hundred attendees came together at the Sheraton Waikiki from October 10-12 for the 15th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention. The annual event was upbeat and buzzing with all things Hawaiian.  From The Marketplace featuring […]

CNHA Engages in Access to Capital Convening for Native CDFIs

For Immediate Release: May 10, 2016 CNHA Engages in Access to Capital Convening for Native CDFIs St. Paul, MN – The top leadership from the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) traveled to St. Paul, Minnesota to participate this week with over 45 representatives from 21 Native Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) in an Access […]