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Affordable Housing In Hawi
Hawaii County, Hawaii

Housing Authorities that serve Hawi

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 Hawi, Hawaii

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

Income Based Apartments in Hawi, Hawaii

Hawi 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 Hawi, Hawaii

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hawi, Hawaii

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Hawi landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Hawi.

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

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

Hawi, 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 18.94%
Average Renter Household Size 3.61
Average Household Size 3.40
Median Household Income $63,354 ±$4,791
Median Rent $1,205 ±$283
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40% ± 25.81pp
Total Population 1,345

Population and Household Demographics

Hawi is a city in Hawaii County, Hawaii with a population of 1,345. There are 396 households in the city with an average household size of 3.40 persons. 18.94% of households in Hawi are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hawi

The median gross income for households in Hawi is $63,354 a year, or $5,280 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,205 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hawi, a household making less than $4,017 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40% of households who rent are overburdened in Hawi.

Area Median Income In Hawi

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 Hawi, the AMI is calculated from all households within Hawaii County.

In Hawi, 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 Hawi

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 Hawi

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Hawi 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 Hawi 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 Hawi 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