I’m Rob Perez, a reporter at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, working in partnership with the newsroom ProPublica. I’ve been reporting on people who got homes through the Hawaiian Homes program but are experiencing a variety of problems — sewage backups, cracking walls, poorly graded lots, faulty plumbing and more. The state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands does not keep a public record of complaints, which means I need your help to understand what’s happening to you and your neighbors. I’d like to ask you some questions about how you like living in your home, neighborhood and community. We hope to hear from one person in each of the roughly 500 homes in Kanehili and Kauluokahai.
This questionnaire should take you about 10-15 minutes. You can also call or text me anytime: 808-479-2109.
I hope to publish my story this summer, so please fill this out by Sunday, July 18.
A note: My reporting team and I are the only ones reading what you submit. Your privacy is important to us. We are reading these stories for our reporting. We will not use your name or any of your information without first asking your permission.