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.
When prompted, enter the Meeting ID: 879 0095
5847 and the Password: hpha
Alternatively, the public may also participate
via telephone by calling 1-253-215-8782. When
prompted, callers should enter the Meeting ID:
879 0095 5847 and the Password: 844627. We
request that meeting participants change the
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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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or
you may call one of the following numbers for assistance:
Public Housing (808) 832-4692 Section 8 (808) 832-4690.
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.
If you have applied through the waitlist portal in the past,
you will be required to apply through your portal account.
Online applications will be accepted from eligible
applicants who meet the following preference: 1) Non-elderly
persons with a disability.
To qualify, an applicant must have a member of the household
Is at least eighteen (18) years of age but not yet
sixty-two (62), and
Has a disability
The online application portal will be opened for three days
starting on Monday, June 7, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. and closing
on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at 4:30 p.m. for the Palolo
Valley Homes Project-Based 2, 3, and 4-bedroom waitlists.
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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Contact Information (for all
inquiries including requests for public records)
Hawaii Public Housing
Authority, 1002 N. School Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817