Working For Native Hawaiians

Tulsi supports Native Hawaiian efforts to determine their own future and the kind of relationship they choose to have with the U.S. federal government. 


Strengthening the Power of Self-Determination for Native Hawaiians 
Since the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA) was first established in 1996, it has strengthened indigenous self-determination and empowered Native people by addressing affordable housing needs. In Hawai'i, NAHASDA has increased homeownership among Native Hawaiians, brought hope to many people who are living paycheck to paycheck and helped to remove roadblocks to economic success. At the start of the 114th Congress, Tulsi worked to pass legislation reauthorizing NAHASDA in the House and is continuing to work to ensure this program continues for generations to come.
 
Tulsi also successfully passed the Native Hawaiian Education Reauthorization Act under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which was signed in to law at the end of 2015. Since it was first passed in 1988, the Native Hawaiian Education Act has provided critical funding for thousands of Native Hawaiian children and families. 

Equal opportunity and access to education, job opportunities, and health services must be within reach for Native Hawaiians in Hawai’i and across the United States. Native Hawaiians are disproportionately affected by health problems like high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes, and also have lower rates of access to quality care. Tulsi has continually supported measures to maintain and improve the health and well-being of Native Hawaiians. Through continued advocacy for the Native Hawaiian Health Care Systems (NHHCS), critical services like primary care, health education, and disease prevention have become more accessible and affordable for Native Hawaiians throughout the state.  

 

More on Working For Native Hawaiians

July 14, 2015 Press Release
Washington, DC – The Hawai‘i congressional delegation announced today that the Hawai‘i State Department of Hawaiian Home Lands has been awarded a Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant (NHHBG) totaling $8.7 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to build affordable homes, make renovations, and provide housing support for Native Hawaiian families. 
 
March 24, 2015 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and Congressman Mark Takai (HI-01) issued the following statement in regards to the House of Representatives’ passage of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act (NAHASDA) of 2015:
 
February 11, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –The Hawaii Congressional Delegation today introduced a bipartisan bill that will extend and improve the Native Hawaiian Education Act, an existing program that has created educational opportunities for thousands of Native Hawaiian children and families.

February 5, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) this morning attended the National American Indian Housing Council Conference and spoke to attendees from Hawai‘i and across the country about reauthorizing the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA).

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