County of Maui Housing Division

35 Lunalilo Street, Suite 102
Wailuku, Maui County, Hawaii 96793

County of Maui Housing Division is a Public Housing Agency in Wailuku, Hawaii that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

County of Maui Housing Division serves Maui County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Maui County, Hawaii Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other County of Maui Housing Division Waiting Lists

Closed: Maui County, Hawaii Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The County of Maui Housing Division (CMHD) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for two weeks in May 2018; and before that from October until November 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

There were no preferences.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the CMHD website, or call the office at (808) 270-7351.

Last Updated on 05/30/2018.

About County of Maui Housing Division

More information about County of Maui Housing Division can be found on its website at https://www.mauicounty.gov/251/Housing-Division.

Representatives of County of Maui Housing Division may be available by phone at (808) 270-7351. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 09/23/2019, it is not known if County of Maui Housing Division is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the County of Maui Housing Division Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, County of Maui Housing Division manages 1,567 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1,518 10 23 16
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,192 $870 $1,073 $1,063
Monthly Cost $1,808,783 $8,704 $24,680 $17,004

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for County of Maui Housing Division

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 15% having issued approximately 99 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 11 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 31 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.6 persons and has a household income of $17,646 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 67% were extremely low income (ELI). 41% of households had wages as a major source of income, 4% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 51% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 51% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 23% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

50% of households included children, 9% of which had two adults in the household. 43% of households with children have a female head of household. 76% of all households were headed by a female.

65% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 3% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the County of Maui Housing Division Housing Choice Voucher program, 19% include at least one person with a disability. 32% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 71% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

28% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 38% with 2 bedrooms and 35% with 3 or more bedrooms. 18% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by County of Maui Housing Division voucher holders in 2016 was $454 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,190. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $179.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.