The following definitions apply in this part:
Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) means the agency or department of the government of the State of Hawaii that is responsible for the administration of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, 1920 (42 Stat. 108 et seq. ).
Eligible entity means a Native Hawaiian family, the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and private nonprofit or private for-profit organizations experienced in the planning and development of affordable housing for Native Hawaiians.
Family means one or more persons maintaining a household, and includes, but is not limited to, a family with or without children, an elderly family, a near-elderly family, a disabled family, or a single person.
Guarantee Fund means the Native Hawaiian Housing Loan Guarantee Fund under this part.
Hawaiian Home Lands means lands that:
Have the status of Hawaiian Home Lands under section 204 of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act (42 Stat. 110); or
Are acquired pursuant to that Act.
HUD means the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Native Hawaiian means any individual who is:
A citizen of the United States; and
A descendant of the aboriginal people, who, prior to 1778, occupied and exercised sovereignty in the area that currently constitutes the State of Hawaii, as evidenced by:
Verification by kupuna (elders) or kama'aina (long-term community residents); or
Birth records of the State of Hawaii.
Native Hawaiian family means a family with at least one member who is a Native Hawaiian.
Office of Hawaiian Affairs means the entity of that name established under the constitution of the State of Hawaii.