Please Help Leilani Estates


Since May 4, 2018, Leilani Estates has been under seige by earthquakes, fissures, and lava eruptions. Many residents have lost their homes and our beautiful subdivision has suffered a lot of damage. 

I am the webmaster of I have gotten approval from LCA Board members to set up a Paypal Account for donations through LCA's Tax ID#.  Donations will be tax deductible. 

Thank you for any help. 

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Emergency Planning Webpage Added

Be Prepared!


Leilani Community Association is adding a new webpage, Emergency Planning to its website. The purpose is to provide current information to help you prepare for emergencies such as earthquakes, hurricanes, defense issues, floods, lava flow evacuation and water contamination. FEMA, Civil Defense, Community
Emergency Response Team (CERT) gives members the necessary planning tools in the event of these emergencies.

We suggest you take time to read through this material and plan accordingly. This page also provides links and contact information. If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to these agencies. For questions regarding water contamination, call or email LCA at or fill out the contact form. 

USGS Update 5/22/18

 USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientist Steve Brantley talks about the ongoing activity on the lower East Rift Zone. 

Lava Flow, Leilani Estates, May 4, 2018

5/22/18 - End of Kahukai Leilani Estates

Check out this great video

May 11, 2018 Scientists Watching For Next Eruption

 PUNA, Hawaii - The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory says the evidence indicates magma has moved down rift from where it was pooled under Leilani Estates. 

About Us

E Komo Mai - Welcome to Leilani Estates

Leilani Estates is a beautiful, rural subdivision in the Puna District on Hawai'i Island.  Our Community has well-maintained, paved roads, one-acre lots, an active Neighborhood Watch program, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), and a volunteer Board of Directors.
There is a Community Center with a multipurpose Pavilion, playground, fitness trail, ball fields and meeting facilities. We have a variety of weekly activities and classes available to Leilani Estates residents.
Leilani Estates is close to Pahoa Town, a quaint town with an eclectic mixture of old and new. There is a variety of services, shopping and restaurants in Pahoa, including post office, banks, healthcare, an all-purpose community park and community pool. Down the road there are plenty of ocean activities with parks, swimming, snorkeling, fishing, surfing and even a hot pond heated by the Volcano. Leilani Estates is approximately 30 minutes south of Hilo and an hour from Volcanoes National Park. 

Plenty to do in Leilani Estates

Check out the monthly activities and classes offered in Leilani Estates - PLEASE NOTE DUE TO LAVA EMERGENCY THERE ARE NO CLASSES OR ACTIVITIES

Community Calendar

Leilani Estates Community Calendar includes monthly meetings and events - DUE TO LAVA EMERGENCY ALL MEETINGS HAVE BEEN PUT ON HOLD

Leilani Estates History


The Leilani Estates subdivision was formed in 1964. The name "Leilani" in Hawaiian means "royal child" or "heavenly lei". The Hawaiian name for the Leilani Estates subdivision area is Keahialaka. 

In one of the many stories about Pele, the following is a literal translation of the account of her taking Kilauea:

“When Pele came to the island Hawaiʻi, she first stopped at a place called Keahialaka (Ke-ahi-a-Laka) in the district of Puna. From this place. she began her inland journey toward the mountains. As she passed on her way, there grew within her an intense desire to go at once and see ʻAilāʻau, the god to whom Kīlauea belonged, and find a resting-place with him as the end of her journey. She came up, but ʻAilāʻau was not in his house. Of a truth he had made himself thoroughly lost. He had vanished because he knew that this one coming toward him was Pele. He had seen her toiling down by the sea at Keahialaka. Trembling dread and heavy fear overpowered him. He ran away and was entirely lost. When Pele came to that pit she laid out the plan for her abiding home, beginning at once to dig up the foundations. She dug day and night and found that this place fulfilled all her desires. Therefore, she fastened herself tight to Hawaiʻi for all time.”

LCA Online and Printable Forms

LCA Complaint/Issue Form

You can click HERE to access an online form which will be sent directly to the LCA Office


you can click on the button below and download and print a form. Please note if you take the form after business hours, you can drop in the DROP BOX located on the side of the LCA Office. 

Leilani Estates Squatter Reporting Form

Have you noticed what appears to be possible Squatters in a vacant or foreclosed home?  If so, please complete this form which will be sent to the LCA Office, as well as Hawai'i County Prosecutor's Office for follow up. 

LCA Road Hazard Form

Is there a road hazard on your street or in Leilani Estates that you have noticed? You can fill the form out online  HERE


you can download and print a form. Please note if you take the form after business hours, you can drop in the DROP BOX located on the side of the LCA Office. 

What's Happening in Leilani Estates

Be informed of what's happening in Leilani Estates........

Contact Us

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Better yet, see us in person!

If you have any questions or issues, feel free to come by the office during business hours

Leilani Community Association

13-3441 Moku Street, Pahoa, Hawaii 96778, United States

(808) 965-9555

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