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Affordable Housing In Discovery Harbour
Hawaii County, Hawaii

Housing Authorities that serve Discovery Harbour

Housing Authority Programs
County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Discovery Harbour, Hawaii

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Discovery Harbour, Hawaii.

Income Based Apartments in Discovery Harbour, Hawaii

Discovery Harbour features 0 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Discovery Harbour, Hawaii

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Discovery Harbour.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Discovery Harbour, Hawaii

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Discovery Harbour landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Discovery Harbour.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Discovery Harbour, Hawaii for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,322 and $1,616.

2021 Discovery Harbour, Hawaii Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Discovery Harbour, Hawaii Fair Market Rent $969 $1,115 $1,469 $1,889 $1,992
Discovery Harbour, Hawaii Payment Standard Range $872 to $1,066 $1,004 to $1,227 $1,322 to $1,616 $1,700 to $2,078 $1,793 to $2,191

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Discovery Harbour, HI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.4%
Average Renter Household Size 2.55
Average Household Size 2.21
Median Household Income $36,071 ±$29,369
Median Rent $739 ±$171
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 19.8% ± 9.92pp
Total Population 1,107

Population and Household Demographics

Discovery Harbour is a city in Hawaii County, Hawaii with a population of 1,107. There are 500 households in the city with an average household size of 2.21 persons. 39.4% of households in Discovery Harbour are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Discovery Harbour

The median gross income for households in Discovery Harbour is $36,071 a year, or $3,006 a month. The median rent for the city is $739 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Discovery Harbour, a household making less than $2,463 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 19.8% of households who rent are overburdened in Discovery Harbour.

Area Median Income In Discovery Harbour

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Discovery Harbour, the AMI is calculated from all households within Hawaii County.

In Discovery Harbour, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,800

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Discovery Harbour

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Discovery Harbour

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Discovery Harbour AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,000 $20,600 $25,260 $30,480 $35,700 $40,920 $46,140 $51,360
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Discovery Harbour AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$30,000 $34,250 $38,550 $42,800 $46,250 $49,650 $53,100 $56,500
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Discovery Harbour AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$47,950 $54,800 $61,650 $68,500 $74,000 $79,500 $84,950 $90,450