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Hawaii County to open applications for Phase 2 of Kilauea buyout program

Following the 2018 eruption, officials identified 294 primary residences and 318 secondary...
Following the 2018 eruption, officials identified 294 primary residences and 318 secondary residences that were inundated by lava.
Published: Oct. 26, 2021 at 3:44 PM HST|Updated: Oct. 26, 2021 at 3:53 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii County will begin accepting applications for Phase 2 of its Kilauea housing buyout program.

The county said this phase will provide assistance to owners of secondary homes and long-term rentals that were impacted by the 2018 Kilauea eruption.

Full-time vacation rentals that operate exclusively as a business are not eligible under the program.

The county said properties that were inundated and isolated by lava or impacted by heat or steam are eligible.

Following the 2018 eruption, officials identified 294 primary residences and 318 secondary residences that were inundated by lava.

Meanwhile, the county said staff are currently processing about 300 applications from the first phase of the Voluntary Housing Buyout Program.

Applications for Phase 2 of the program will open on Monday and close on Jan. 31.

For more information or to apply, click here.

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