Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office

1002 North School Street, Honolulu, HI

There are no open waiting lists offered by Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office. Go to the Hawaii Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the Hawaii Public Housing Waiting Lists page for nearby housing applications.

Closed: Oahu, Hawaii Limited Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Hawaii Public Housing Authority (HPHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on a limited basis from October 29, 2020, until November 2, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to HPHA, "To qualify, an applicant must:

  • Be housed under a current, valid lease agreement
  • Have a landlord who has agreed to participate in the HCV program, including meeting all HCV criteria for unit inspection, providing valid tax identification information, and complying with program requirements."

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

This waiting list had the following preferences: 

  • Lease in Place.

3,000 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HPHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HPHA public notice on of October 29, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Honolulu County, Hawaii.

Last Updated on 06/03/2021.

Closed: Oahu, Hawaii Mainstream Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Hawaii Public Housing Authority (HPHA) Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from March 22, 2021 until March 26, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: The HPHA states "To qualify, an applicant must have a member of the household who: 1. Has a disability; AND 2. The disabled individual must be at least eighteen (18) years of age but not yet sixty-two (62)."

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

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Non-elderly persons with a disability.

1,000 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HPHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HPHA public notice, on March 21, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Honolulu County, Hawaii.

Last Updated on 09/19/2021.

Closed: Palolo Valley Homes and Kuhio Park Terrace Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office (HPHA) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for apartments at Palolo Valley Homes and Kuhio Park Terrace is closed.

The HPHA last accepted applications for this waiting list from July 11, 2022, until July 15, 2022. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

  • Palolo Valley Homes Project-Based (Bedroom sizes: 2, 3, 4, and 5)
  • Kuhio Park Terrace Project-Based (Bedroom sizes: 3)

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

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Homeless,
  • VAWA (1), includes individuals who experienced actual or threatened physical violence directed against the applicant or the applicant’s family by a spouse or other household member who lives in the unit with the family must have occurred within the past 12 months or be of a continuing nature. The family must have been displaced as a result of fleeing violence in the home or they are currently living in a situation where they are being subjected to or victimized by violence in the home.
  • Involuntarily displaced, include families involuntarily displaced if they are required to vacate housing as a result of: 1) A disaster (fire, flood, earthquake, etc.) that has caused the unit to be uninhabitable; 2) Government action related to code enforcement, public improvement or development; or 3) Action by a housing owner which is beyond an applicant’s ability to control, such as the sale of a property.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HPHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HPHA on July 8, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Honolulu County, Hawaii.

Last Updated on 07/15/2022.

About Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 7:45am-4:30pm
Tuesday 7:45am-4:30pm
Wednesday 7:45am-4:30pm
Thursday 7:45am-4:30pm
Friday 7:45am-4:30pm

About the Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office manages 3,212 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 2,449 5 5 97 10 484 162
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,188 $1,579 $1,145 $1,660 $1,111 $893 $1,052
Monthly Cost $2,909,512 $7,894 $5,724 $161,025 $11,113 $432,421 $170,343
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 8% having issued approximately 271 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 10 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 38 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.9 persons and has a household income of $19,552 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 76% were extremely low income (ELI). 43% of households had wages as a major source of income, 5% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 50% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 44% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 27% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 28% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

45% of households included children, 18% of which had two adults in the household. 34% of households with children have a female head of household. 62% of all households were headed by a female.

82% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 6% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office Housing Choice Voucher program, 20% include at least one person with a disability. 34% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 76% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

32% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 31% with 2 bedrooms and 37% with 3 or more bedrooms. 11% 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 Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office voucher holders in 2016 was $474 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,145. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $150.

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.

Low Income Housing Managed by Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office

Palolo Valley Homes

2170 Ahe St
Honolulu, Hawaii
Rent Assisted

Hale Mahaolu Ewalu Phase l and ll

88 Ohia Ku Street
Pukalani, Hawaii
1 BR
Affordable