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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?




  • Urban Honolulu (Hale Po'ai or Halia Hale)

  • Central Oahu/Wahiawa (Laiola)

  • Central Oahu/Waipahu (Kamalu - Ho'olulu)

November 7, 2023 – November 9, 2023

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Information about the Maui Fires from HPHA




The office of Governor Josh Green M.D., and The Hawaii Public Housing Authority (HPHA) are delighted to announce the selection of Highridge Costa Development Company as the developer for the highly-anticipated Ka Lei Momi Redevelopment Project. This ambitious affordable housing initiative, considered the country's most significant effort of its kind this year, aims to construct over 10,000 affordable housing units for both sale and rental across nine properties in the state.

"The Ka Lei Momi Project is the start of our journey to revitalize multiple communities within our public housing inventory," said HPHA Executive Director Hakim Ouansafi. "Redevelopment presents an exceptional opportunity to close the gap between the need and supply of affordable housing in Hawaiʻi while also transforming our existing low-density public housing properties into modern, mixed-use, mixed-income, transit-oriented communities. Having mixed-income communities de-concentrates poverty and makes financial sense."

The Ka Lei Momi Redevelopment Project will address the critical need for more affordable housing options for Hawaii's residents, offering both home ownership and rental opportunities. By replacing the existing properties and constructing state-of-the-art high-rise buildings, the project will create a modern and sustainable community that meets the highest standards of livability and affordability.

"All of these pieces work together to really help the housing crisis," said Governor Green. "We are grateful to the chairs of both the house and senate for supporting us."

This redevelopment project not only addresses the urgent need for affordable housing in Hawaii but also serves as a model for other states across the country facing similar challenges. The investment in this project reflects the commitment of Governor Josh Green M.D. and The Hawaii Public Housing Authority to create a thriving and inclusive community for all residents.


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! 

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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:



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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MTW Demonstration Meetings

Website  hpha.hawaii.gov/mtw



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) 743-4594

               Email: hpha@hawaii.gov

               Section 504 Coordinator, Ryan Akamine

               Phone: (808) 832-4690

                Email: hpha@hawaii.gov




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