Qualifying for the program requires that the recipient pass a strict racial test, which the HHL web site says is "50% or greater native Hawaiian blood". Setting eligibility for a government program based on racial tests is pretty outlandish in and of itself, but it gets worse. People taking advantage of the program need to think carefully about the race of their mate before they decide how much to invest in their home. A 75% Hawaiian who marries a full-blooded Hawaiian will be able to pass the improvements on to their children (since the children will be more than 50% Hawaiian), and thus can justify a large home investment. The same person who marries a full-blooded Japanese or African or Anglo-Saxon will not be able to pass their home on to their kids, since their kids will fail the race test. So, not only is there a race-test for a government program, but the government is providing strong financial incentives not to "dilute" a certain race. Hawaii uber alles.