Rent Assistance for Those at Risk of Eviction

Rent Relief & Housing Assistance Program

Are you a renter experiencing a reduction of income and now facing eviction as a result of COVID-19? This program may be for you. For eligible renters:

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.

Applications for assistance are currently being accepted for rent payments due between August 1 and December 28, 2020.

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.

Purpose: The purpose of the State of Hawaii’s Rent Relief and Housing Assistance Program is to provide assistance to renters 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. The program provides renters with monthly rent, as well as financial counseling. Funded by a portion of the Federal CARES Act, the program is administered by nonprofit partners Catholic Charities Hawaii and Aloha United Way.

DOCUMENTS:

RRHAP FAQs 9.8.20 KM – HHFDC Rent Relief and Housing Assistance Program FAQs (as of September 4, 2020)

RRHAP news release 9.8.20 KM – Governor Ige Announces Rent Relief and Housing Assistance Program

HHFDCflyer-r11 – Has Your Income Been Impacted by COVID-19? You May Be Eligible for Rent Relief

HHFDC_Support Letter Template 9.5.20KM – [MS Word Document] HHFDC Rent Relief and Housing Assistance Program Support Letter Template to get the word out (as of September 4, 2020)

Program Overview 9.8.20 KM – Rent Relief and Housing Assistance Program: Overview

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