Short term financial assistance to pay rent or a security deposit, see the various programs listed under the Aloha United Way's Ask 2100 website at www.auw211.org. Follow the instructions on the website.
In Step1, pull down and select "Oahu" under the pull down box for "Select an island";
Click on the "Housing expenses, Utilities and Transportation" icon, ;
Click on "Rent Assistance" link;
Programs vary in income eligibility, types of assistance provided and when and how to apply. As funding is limited, you may need to check with several organizations.
For information on Federal, State and Section 8 Project-Based public housing at Palolo Homes, go to the Hawaii Department of Human Services, Hawaii Public Housing Authority webpage. You must call 832-5961 or visit 1002 North School Street to request an application form. The State Rent Supplement Program is closed.
For information on shelters, see the Homeless Programs directory, click here.
To apply for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly Food Stamps), go to the Hawaii Department of Human Services website or click here to print out an application. For individual assistance to complete the application form, contact Helping Hands Hawaii at 440-3812 or 440-3832
For services to seniors, go to the Department of Community Services, Elderly Affairs Division webpage.
For job seeker services go to the City & County of Honolulu Oahu WorkLinks webpage.
For Job related services for person with disabilities, go to the Hawaii Department of Human Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation webpage.
The City and County of Honolulu Section 8 Rental Assistance Program has implemented a new on-line status check for applicants. To see the status of your application, go to www.waitlistcheck.com. To access your application status information, you must log in by entering your year of birth and your social security number (without dashes) in the respective field.
Effective January 2012, the City and County of Honolulu Section 8 Branch will no longer absorb portable vouchers.
Current participants in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program should check with their current PHA whether they will allow them to move or relocate to the City and County of Honolulu Section 8 program.
Effective May 27, 2005, the City and County of Honolulu has suspended acceptance of applications for the Section 8 Program.
Acceptance of Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher applications has been suspended, and the waiting list is closed due to the reduction of federal funding and low attrition rate.
The Section 8 office will continue to process applicants already on the waiting list as vouchers become available.
A public notice will be issued when the waiting list is to be reopened.
For more information on the City's Section 8 program, call (808) 768-7096 or see the HUD Housing Choice Vouchers Fact Sheet
Classes offered by the Section 8 Branch
Advantages of Participating in the Section 8 Program
This session reveals the process and point out the good points to prospective landlords, including competitive rent pricing and benefits of consistent monthly federal payments.
This session provides families with helpful cleaning tips and suggestions to maintain and properly improve their decent, safe, and sanitary units.
How To Be A Good Renter
This session explains the basic tasks such as shopping for property, negotiating with the landlord, paying rent on time, notifying landlords of needed repairs, cleanliness, and respecting neighbors. For first-time renters and current participants.
This session helps explain the updated mandatory legislative and regulatory provisions of the HCV Program to others among your PHA Board, staff, and community.
For information and reservations, please see the Calendar of Events or call Shannon Gripper at (808) 768-7398.