Hawaii Public Housing Authority

Rent Supplement Program

 

 

WHAT IS RENT SUPPLEMENT?

 

The Rent Supplement Program is a State-funded program. It helps eligible families pay part of their monthly rent. Each family must pay at least 30% of their adjusted family income for rent. The difference between that amount and the total monthly rent, up to a maximum of $230.00 per month, is paid directly to the owner or his agent. The rental unit is inspected to determine that it is a standard unit.

 

WHO CAN QUALIFY?

 

Each family must meet the following requirements:

1) Must be renting a proper size unit for their family size.

2) Must provide reasonable assurance that they can pay their rent on time.

3) Must not have any outstanding debts owed to the Hawaii Public Housing Authority.

4) Must be a resident of the State of Hawaii.

5) Must not own or have majority interest in a dwelling unit on the same island on which they seek Rent Supplement assistance.

6) Must be within the following income and asset limits:

 

2016 INCOME LIMITS

 

Family Size

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3

4

5

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Honolulu County MFI: $87,900

Very Low Income - 50%

 

$35,200

 

40,200

 

45,250

 

50,250

 

54,300

 

58,300

 

62,350

 

66,350

Hawaii County - MFI: $57,600

Very Low Income - 50%

$24,400

27,850

31,350

34,800

37,600

40,400

43,200

45,950

Kalawao County - MFI: $91,100

Very Low Income - 50%

 

$31,900

 

36,450

 

41,000

 

45,550

 

49,200

 

52,850

 

56,500

 

60,150

Kauai County - MFI: $74,300

Very Low Income - 50%

 

$28,700

 

32,800

 

36,900

 

41,000

 

44,300

 

47,600

 

50,850

 

54,150

Maui County - MFI: $81,500

Very Low Income - 50%

 

$28,200

 

32,200

 

36,250

 

40,250

 

43,500

 

46,700

 

49,950

 

53,150

 

ASSET LIMITS

 

For non-elderly families: 1.5 times the income limits for number of person(s) household

 

For elderly families: 2.0 times the income limits for number of person(s) household

 

Visit our website at www.hpha.hawaii.gov for more information about our programs.