Star Advertiser - 8/2013
An organization that provides programs in Waiahole Valley for at risk youth and recovering addicts faces foreclosure after falling behind in payments on an 8-acre property.
The Pacific Cultural Institute, formerly known as Friends of Samoa, has been working on a payment plan to offset its debt- including $104,00 in lease rent payments to the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corp.
The matter had been an ongoing legal battle among the organization, the state and Hawaiʻi Laʻieikawai Association since September 2009. On Oct. 30, Pacific cultural is scheduled to present a payment plan to the state at Circuit Cour to stave off foreclosure.