Affordable Housing In Hawaii County
Hawaii

40 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hawaii County

Ainakea Senior Residences

53-3988 Ainakea Dr
Kapaau, Hawaii

Hilo Hale Ohana

1370 Ululani St
Hilo, Hawaii

Hilo Maile Terrace

40 Maile St
Hilo, Hawaii

2020 Kinoole Senior Residences

2020 Kinoole St
Hilo, Hawaii

Kekaha Haaheo

9791 Laau Rd
Waimea, Hawaii

E Komo Mai Apartments

816 Kinoole St
Hilo, Hawaii

Lincoln Courtside

400 Kinoole St
Hilo, Hawaii

Kauhale Olu I, II, and III

28-2970 Kumula St
Pepeekeo, Hawaii

Ke Kumu Ekahi ( Aka Ke Kumu at Waikoloa )

68-3340 Kekumu Pl
Waikoloa, Hawaii

Housing Authorities that serve Hawaii County

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 Hawaii County, Hawaii

There are 40 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,665 affordable apartments for rent in Hawaii County, Hawaii.

Income Based Apartments in Hawaii County, Hawaii

Hawaii County features 1,433 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 Hawaii County, Hawaii

There are 1,200 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hawaii County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hawaii County, Hawaii

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Hawaii County landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Hawaii County.

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

2021 Hawaii County, 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
Hawaii County, Hawaii Fair Market Rent $969 $1,115 $1,469 $1,889 $1,992
Hawaii County, 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.

Hawaii County, HI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 40
Total Low Income Apartments 2,665
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,433
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.57%
Average Renter Household Size 2.90
Average Household Size 2.90
Median Household Income $52,108 ±$1,215
Median Rent $1,056 ±$26
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.1% ± 2.8pp
Total Population 191,482

Population and Household Demographics

Hawaii County is a county in Hawaii with a population of 191,482. There are 65,048 households in the county with an average household size of 2.90 persons. 33.57% of households in Hawaii County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hawaii County

The median gross income for households in Hawaii County is $52,108 a year, or $4,342 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,056 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hawaii County, a household making less than $3,520 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.1% of households who rent are overburdened in Hawaii County.

Area Median Income In Hawaii County

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.

In Hawaii County, 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 Hawaii County

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 Hawaii County

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Hawaii County 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 Hawaii County 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 Hawaii County 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

Cities In Hawaii County

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City Served By
Ainaloa The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ainaloa is the County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development.
Captain Cook The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Captain Cook is the County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development.
Discovery Harbour The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Discovery Harbour is the County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development.
Eden Roc The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eden Roc is the County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development.
Fern Acres The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fern Acres is the County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development.
Fern Forest The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fern Forest is the County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development.
Halaula The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Halaula is the County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development.
Hawaiian Acres The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hawaiian Acres is the County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development.
Hawaiian Beaches The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hawaiian Beaches is the County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development.
Hawaiian Ocean View The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hawaiian Ocean View is the County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development.
Hawaiian Paradise Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hawaiian Paradise Park is the County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development.
Hawi The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hawi is the County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development.
Hilo The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hilo is the County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development.
Holualoa The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Holualoa is the County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development.
Honalo The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Honalo is the County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development.
Honaunau Napoopoo The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Honaunau Napoopoo is the County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development.
Honaunau-Napoopoo The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Honaunau-Napoopoo is the County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development.
Honokaa The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Honokaa is the County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development.
Honomu The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Honomu is the County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development.
Kahaluu Keauhou The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kahaluu Keauhou is the County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development.
Kahaluu-Keauhou The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kahaluu-Keauhou is the County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development.
Kailua-Kona The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kailua-Kona is the County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development.
Kalaoa The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kalaoa is the County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development.
Kapaau The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kapaau is the County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development.
Keaau The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Keaau is the County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development.
Kealakekua The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kealakekua is the County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development.
Kukuihaele The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kukuihaele is the County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development.
Kurtistown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kurtistown is the County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development.
Laupahoehoe The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Laupahoehoe is the County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development.
Leilani Estates The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Leilani Estates is the County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development.
Mountain View The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mountain View is the County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development.
Naalehu The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Naalehu is the County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development.
Nanawale Estates The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nanawale Estates is the County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development.
Orchidlands Estates The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Orchidlands Estates is the County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development.
Paauilo The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Paauilo is the County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development.
Pahala The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pahala is the County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development.
Pahoa The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pahoa is the County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development.
Papaikou The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Papaikou is the County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development.
Paukaa The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Paukaa is the County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development.
Pepeekeo The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pepeekeo is the County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development.
Puako The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Puako is the County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development.
Volcano The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Volcano is the County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development.
Waikoloa The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Waikoloa is the County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development.
Waikoloa Village The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Waikoloa Village is the County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development.
Waimea The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Waimea is the County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development.
Wainaku The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wainaku is the County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development.
Waiohinu The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Waiohinu is the County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development.