Are you a renter or homeowner experiencing a reduction of income and now facing eviction or foreclosure as a result of COVID-19? This program may be for you.

Rent Relief & Housing Assistance Program

Am I Eligible?

OUR PURPOSE

The purpose of the State of Hawaii’s Rent Relief and Housing Assistance Program is to provide assistance to renters and homeowners who have experienced or are facing a reduction in income because of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and are at risk of eviction or foreclosure.

The Rent Relief and Housing Assistance Program's mission is to help eligible Hawaii renter households and homeowners avoid eviction.
  • Monthly rent payments of up to $2,000 per household residing in the City and County of Honolulu, or $1,500 per household residing in the Counties of Hawaii, Maui or Kauai.

  • Any applicable financial counseling and assistance with rent payment plans or rent negotiation.

FOR ELIGIBLE RENTERS

The program provides renters and homeowners with monthly rent or mortgage, as well as HOA dues, financial counseling or loan modifications. Funded by a portion of the Federal CARES Act, the program is administered by nonprofit partners Catholic Charities Hawaii and Aloha United Way.

UPDATE: AUW and CCH has reached their current processing capacity given the exceptionally high volume of applications, and will not be able to accept any new applications at this time. 

The Rent Relief and Housing Assistance Program will end on December 28, 2020. 

Residents in HPHA public housing or Section 8 program are not eligible. 

All payments from the State of Hawaii Rent Relief and Housing Assistance Program are made directly to landlords or financial institutions.

FOR ELIGIBLE RENTERS OR HOMEOWNERS

Monthly rent or mortgage payments of up to $2,000 per household residing in the City and County of Honolulu, or $1,500 per household residing in the Counties of Hawaii, Maui or Kauai, are made directly to landlords or financial institutions for eligible primary residences in the State of Hawaii.

Rent or mortgage payments will not exceed the actual rent or mortgage owed by the applicant. Payments can be made in lump sum amounts for up to three months at a time, for payments due from August 1 to December 28, 2020, and any amount of time from March 1 to July 31, 2020, without a need to recertify income.

The State of Hawaii Rent Relief and Housing Assistance Program will end on December 28, 2020. 
Program funds cannot be used for rent or mortgage incurred before March 1, 2020. 

WHAT IS THE STATUS OF MY APPLICATION?

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If you have applied to the rent relief program and are inquiring about the status of your application. An online lookup tool is available for both AUW and CCH at the links below. 

Applications that have already been submitted are being processed in the order they were received. To address this situation, the non-profits are hiring additional staff and the State will be establishing a processing center. To facilitate processing, we encourage applicants and landlords to readily respond to requests for information from processors so they can accelerate the necessary verifications. 

Mahalo for your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times.  



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FOR ELIGIBLE HOMEOWNERS

  • Monthly mortgage payments of up to $2,000 per household residing in the City and County of Honolulu, or $1,500 per household residing in the Counties of Hawaii, Maui or Kauai.

  • HOA dues, financial counseling and assistance with payment plans or loan modifications.

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You can apply for the State of Hawaii Rent Relief and Housing Assistance Program if you:

  • Are a full-time Hawaii resident.

  • Have proof of valid and current tenancy or ownership for a primary residence in the State of Hawaii.

  • Are 18 years of age or older.

  • Can demonstrate a loss of income directly resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Can demonstrate that your current household income does not exceed 100% Area Median Income, as defined by Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 2020 Income Limits.
    (See table below)

  • Are not in HPHA public housing or Section 8 program. 

Contractors will ensure that applicants meet all eligibility requirements and qualifications for program assistance.

Household Size

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Honolulu

Hawaii
Island

Kauai

Maui

$88,200

$58,400

$68,000

$71,800

$100,800

$66,700

$77,700

$82,000

$113,400

$75,000

$87,400

$92,300

$125,900

$83,300

$97,100

$102,500

$136,000

$90,000

$104,900

$110,700

$146,100

$96,700

$112,700

$118,900

$156,200

$103,300

$120,500

$127,100

$166,200

$110,000

$128,200

$135,300

$176,300

$116,700

$136,000

$143,500

$186,400

$123,300

$143,800

$151,700

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Oahu

Household size

1 member

2 members

3 members

4 members

5 members

6 members

7 members

8 members

9 members

10 members

$88,200

$100,800

$113,400

$125,900

$136,000

$146,100

$156,200

$166,200

$176,300

$186,400

Household size

Hawaii Island

$58,400

$66,700

$75,000

$83,300

$90,000

$96,700

$103,300

$110,000

$116,700

$123,300

1 member

2 members

3 members

4 members

5 members

6 members

7 members

8 members

9 members

10 members

Kauai

Household size

1 member

2 members

3 members

4 members

5 members

6 members

7 members

8 members

9 members

10 members

$68,000

$77,700

$87,400

$97,200

$104,900

$112,700

$120,500

$128,200

$136,000

$143,800

Maui

Household size

1 member

2 members

3 members

4 members

5 members

6 members

7 members

8 members

9 members

10 members

$71,800

$82,000

$92,300

$102,500

$110,700

$118,900

$127,100

$135,300

$143,500

$151,700

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