The Hawaii Public Housing Authority helps provide
Hawai`i residents with affordable housing and shelter
without discrimination. 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.
At the Hawaii Public Housing Authority, we have renewed
our focus and commitment to providing the best possible
service to the public. We have even changed the way we
answer the phone to help us remind you and ourselves
that as public servants, we have the honor of serving
this great State of Hawaii everyday.
With this simple telephone greeting, "Aloha, HPHA. How
may I serve you?" we pledge to do our very best and
thank you for allowing us to serve you.
On April 8, 2016,
Governor David Ige proclaimed April "Fair
Housing Awareness Month."
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.
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.
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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