Mahalo nui loa to Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa, the Hawai'i Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Hawai'i Immigrant Justice Center and the William S. Richardson School of Law for sponsoring this free workshop for immigrants who would like assistance preparing their naturalization application forms. Please call 536-8826 to see if you are eligible to apply for citizenship, and to reserve a spot (limited to first 40 qualified individuals).
Click on the flier to the left for more information.
When: Saturday, June 7, 2014
Where: Hawai'i State Capitol, 415 S. Beretania St.
Who: Immigrants eligible to apply for citizenship (must call 536-8826 to determine eligibility and reserve a space)
The City and County of Honolulu is re-opening the waitlist for its Section 8 Housing Voucher Program. This program provides financial assistance for rental housing costs to low-income individuals and families. Approximately 100 qualifying applicants will be randomly selected to be added to the waitlist; the current waiting time before vouchers are actually provided is estimated at two years.
Apply for a chance to be added to the Section 8 waitlist online here: https://www.waitlistcheck.com/application/form.php?ID=654-HI003, or click on the flier above for walk-in application information and locations.
For more information on the waitlist re-opening, click on the flier above, or see the City and County of Honolulu Press Release. For details on the Section 8 Housing Voucher Program generally, see also the Hawai'i Public Housing Authority Section 8 FAQ page and the Honolulu Community Assistance Division website.
Please find below an excerpt of an adaptation of a traditional Chuukese story by Innocenta Sound-Kikku. If you are or know of an immigrant dealing with family violence issues, please read the brochure on the left about available services from the Hawai'i Immigrant Justice Center (click on the brochure to download a copy):
"Once upon a full moon there settled a peaceful group of people on their enchanted island in the
middle of the Pacific Ocean. This island was called Lukunor, meaning 'out of reef,' because it was located on the outskirt of the region of Chuuk Islands and Pohnpei Islands. The people of Lukunor survived by living off their land and ocean.
During every twelfth moon the young warriors of Lukunor journey to a neighboring island called Satawan to pay tribute and make sacrifices to their ancestors and chiefs. However, on another neighboring island called Ettal, their warriors also set sail toward Lukunor to invade it..."
To see the rest of the story, click on the brochure above (or click here to download).