June 27, 2016
The purpose of this website is to provide current and former residents with accurate information regarding the soil located at the Marine Corps family housing on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay. We want to ensure that residents are informed and can review the facts firsthand.
The majority of the family housing on Marine Corps Base Hawaii is owned by Ohana Military Communities, LLC (“Ohana”). Ohana is a private-public partnership that was formed in 2004 by the Department of the Navy and Hawai‘i Military Communities, LLC. The venture was formed as part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative for the purpose of owning, renovating, and in many instances rebuilding, thousands of aging military housing units in Hawai‘i. From 2006 to 2016, the homes owned by Ohana were managed by Forest City Residential Management, Inc. In February 2016, Forest City Enterprises, Inc. sold all of its military housing interests to Hunt Companies, Inc. The sale involved approximately 14,500 housing units at bases in Hawaii, Tennessee, Illinois, Indiana, Washington, South Carolina, Mississippi, and Colorado, and was not related to any issues at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Following the sale, the homes on Marine Corps Base Hawaii have been managed by Hunt Military Communities Management, LLC.
If you are looking for more information regarding soil at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, you may find the following links helpful:
- Fact sheets about soil by neighborhood
- An “Ask Questions, See Answers” page updated on June 27, 2016. Read responses to questions, plus submit your own questions.
- Document from the Hawaii Department of Health in response to a citizen’s question about soils in MCBH housing
For those residents interested in further details about the soil conditions in their neighborhoods, our Resident Services Office have maps by MCBH neighborhood. Call your RSO to make an appointment to view your neighborhood map and get more detail from a Forest City staff member:
Makai Resident Services Office: Serving the neighborhoods of Kaluapuni, Mokolea, Mololani, Nani Ulupau, Pa Honua, & Ulupau
Phone: (808) 839-8700
1931 Campion Drive (inside the Mololani Community Center), Kaneohe Bay (MCBH)
Mauka Resident Services Office: Serving the neighborhoods of Hawaii Loa, Hana Like, Heleloa, Kapoho, & Waikulu
Phone: (808) 839-8710
5081 Bingham Way (inside the Waikulu Community Center), Kaneohe Bay (MCBH)
In addition, Col. Brian Annichiarico posted this video about soil and residual pesticides to the MCB Hawaii website on May 7, 2014, when he served as MCB Hawaii Commanding officer: