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Rent Relief and Housing Assistance Program | Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation


State AgencyHawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation
Program NameRent Relief and Housing Assistance Program
Program Description

A new program established to provide financial relief for renters who have experienced a loss of income resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Program Websitehihousinghelp.com
Program StatusClosed to New Applicants
Start Date08/01/2020
Eligibility Criteria

• Household income must be at or below 100 percent of AMI.
• Must provide documentation showing COVID-19-related adverse impact on income.
• Must be 18 years or older.
• Must not be receiving federal or state rent subsidies.
• Lease agreements must not be between immediate family members.

Eligible Activities
  • Rent
  • Rent arrearages
  • Mortgage (may include principal and interest)
Eligible Activities, if other, details:

Financial counseling

Direct Recipient of Assistance
  • Landlord
Administration StructureHawaii HFDC administers this program in partnership with non-profits including Aloha United Way and Catholic Charities Hawaii.
Maximum Length of Assistance

Up to 4 months

Maximum Assistance Available Per Household

• Up to $2,000 a month for households residing in the City and County of Honolulu.
• $1,500 a month for households residing in the Counties of Hawaii, Maui or Kauai.

Household Contribution RequirementsOther
Total Applications as of Date17,639
Total Household Recipients of Assistance as of Date5,319
Funding Source
  • Coronavirus Relief Funds (CARES Act)
Total Funding Amount of Program$50,000,000.00

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