Hakim Ouansafi
Executive Director

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Honolulu, Hawaii 96817

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Aloha and Welcome!

The Hawaii Public Housing Authority helps provide Hawai`i residents with affordable housing and shelter without discrimination.  HPHA does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities.  HPHA efforts focus on developing affordable rental and supportive housing, public housing and the efficient and fair delivery of housing services to the people of Hawai`i.

The Hawaii Public Housing Authority does not discriminate against any person on the basis of disability/handicap, race, ancestry, color, sex, including gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, marital status, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, or HIV infection.


What's New?


The Hawaii Public Housing Authority (HPHA) has canceled the reopening of its waiting list for low-income applicants for the HPHA federal public housing program on Oahu. The HPHA had opened its waiting list in August – September 2022. However, due to technical difficulties affecting the date and time certain applications were received online by the HPHA, and in fairness to all who had applied, the HPHA had to close its waiting list and remove all applications received during this recent reopening. The HPHA is working diligently to resolve the issues to expeditiously reopen the waiting list and will issue a public notice in the future when it reopens its waiting list.

Visit our website at www.hphaishereforyou.org for more information about our programs.


MTW Demonstration Meetings

Website  hpha.hawaii.gov/mtw


Welcome to the Hawaii Public Housing Authority’s (HPHA) Partner Portal.

The Partner Portal is a 24/7 online service option for S8 Landlords that will reduce the need for you to call or visit the HPHA during business hours. 

 As a Registered User, you will have access to:

 1. View your monthly Housing Assistance Payments (HAP)

 2. View Unit and Family information

 3. View Inspection information

 4. Submit address changes

 5. View HPHA Announcements and much more…


Pay Your Rent Online! 

“The online rent payment service provider has been changed. The payment webpage looks different from the previous one and the information saved previously is no longer available.”


HPHA is Here for You During the Pandemic

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Pursuant to Emergency Proclamation for COVID-19 signed by Governor David Y. IGE, dated march 4, 2020, and Supplementary Emergency Proclamations for COVID-19, dated March 16, 2020, March 21, 2020, March 23, 2020, March 31, 2020, April 16, 2020, April 25, 2020, May 5, 2020, May 18, 2020, June 10, 2020, July 17, 2020, August 6, 2020, August 20, 2020, September 22, 2020, October 13, 2020, November 16, 2020, November 23, 2020, December 16, 2020, February 12, 2021, April 9, 2021 and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the State Department of Health, the Hawaii Public Housing Authority’s offices are closed to the public.  All essential employees are working remotely to the extent possible which, unfortunately, may cause a slight delay in response time or services

On March 19, 2020, the Hawaii Public Housing Authority’s Board of Directors Authorized the Executive Director to Suspend Existing Rules, Policies, or Procedures Which: 1) Require Close Contact Between Staff and Individuals, such as Inspections; 2) Require Tenants to Leave Their Homes for Extended Periods of Time and Come Into Close Contact with Others, such as the Community Service Requirement; or 3) May Create an Undue Burden on Tenants and Staff, For the Purpose of Delaying Requirements or Services to the Applicants or Tenants of the Hawaii Public Housing Authority’s Programs, Subject to Additional Directives or Guidance from the President, the Governor, and/or the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to terminate with the Emergency Proclamation by the Governor of the State of Hawaii.

The Hawaii Public Housing Authority shall continue to provide services to the extent possible via electronic means in an effort to avoid face-to-face interactions between staff, applicants, and/or tenants.  Electronic means may include any combination of telephone calls, facsimile, electronic mail, video conferencing, or any other alternative means of communication which complies with requirements for social distancing. 

For assistance, please email the HPHA at hpha@hawaii.gov or you may call the following number for assistance:  (808) 204-9042.  You can also submit document via U.S. Postal Service to P.O. Box 17907, Honolulu, HI 96817. 

Note that the HPHA’s waiting lists on Oahu are closed and no applications are being distributed or accepted.  Any request for public housing repairs should continue to be directed to the property management office. 

The following is a list of Hawaii Administrative Rules which are affected during the time period established under the Governor’s Emergency Proclamation and any subsequent Supplementary Emergency Proclamations.




Section 8 Subsidy Programs Branch

Section 8 Forms

The correct form must be completed and submitted with verification to report a change in family income and/or household composition:




Redevelopment Efforts


Other Notices

Alert! Fraud Alert: Phony Grant Scams
Beware of fraudsters who say you have been awarded a grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), but they need an upfront fee. HUD will never email or call to “award” you money.

Find out more about it HERE!!!

Beware of 'Government Imposter' Scams
HPHA alerted the Attorney General, Honolulu Police Department and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) so that the State's most vulnerable population does not fall victim to this type of scam. The HPHA never requires fees or credit checks to apply for any of its programs. Potential applicants for Section 8 or public housing should be vigilant when asked to provide private information and should contact the HPHA directly at (808) 832-6040 if they have any concerns about websites, advertisements, postings, etc.

Attorney General's News Release - February 2, 2016


ATTENTION PHONE SCAMS AND FRAUD ALERT for applicants and current Section 8 Voucher holders - Please be aware that Housing Authorities do not charge fees for participation in the Section 8 program. Housing Authorities won't reach out to you by phone or email to suggest that you join a waiting list or pay a fee to be on a waiting list. A Housing Authority will never ask you to wire money or pay with a prepaid card. Those are sure signs of scams.






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Contact Information (for all inquiries including requests for public  records)

               Hawaii Public Housing Authority, 1002 N. School Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817

               Phone: (808) 832-4692    Fax: (808) 832-4679    TTY:  (808) 832-6083

               Email: hpha@hawaii.gov

               Section 504 Coordinator, Ryan Akamine

               Phone: (808) 832-4690

                Email: hpha@hawaii.gov


               For requests for public records, please send your request Attn:  Planning Office