The Keaukaha Community Association (KCA) is the official representative body of the native Hawaiian families living in the Hawaiian Home Land neighborhood of Keaukaha in Hilo, Hawaiʻi. This community was founded in 1924, and it was initially called Kūhiō Settlement, named after Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole, who was Hawaiʻi's representative in the US Congress (1903-1922). Keaukaha is now not only the oldest Hawaiian Home Lands community on Hawaiʻi Island but also the oldest residential neighborhood established under the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, 1920.
Over the years, various community associations have been formed in Keaukaha, but in 1981, the current KCA changed its name. This happened when the Panaʻewa Hawaiian Home Lands Community Association (PHHLCA) was established. Previously, KCA was known as the Keaukaha-Panaʻewa Community Association, and it represented Hawaiian Home Land beneficiaries living in both Keaukaha and those who were relocated to Panaʻewa due to the expansion of the Hilo International Airport. Today, both the Keaukaha and Panaʻewa communities and their respective associations work together to speak up for and support Hawaiian Home Land beneficiaries.
The Keaukaha Community Association holds its membership meetings at 6:30 p.m. every third Wednesday of the month. You can attend these meetings in person at the Keaukaha Elementary School cafeteria or join them virtually through Zoom. You do not need to be a member to attend the meetings, but membership is encouraged.
If you would like to present at the monthly meeting, contact the KCA Secretary, Mona Lee-Ubedei, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the Keaukaha community in celebrating a century of history, growth, and unity as our beloved community gears up for its 100th anniversary in December 2024.