Kamana Elderly

145 Kamana St, Hilo, Hawaii 96720

Kamana Elderly Housing is a complex centrally located in Hilo.  The site is located next to the County of Hawaii’s Coordinated Services senior community center and is within a short distance to shopping complexes and banks.  The project is comprised of nine one-story apartment buildings with a combined total of 62 units, each one-bedroom/one-bath unit having approximately 533 sq. ft. of living space. A tenth building contains the Office, Laundry Room and Mail Boxes.

In August 2016 the property was purchased by U00660 Hilo, L.P. as a Low Income Housing Tax Credit property, with HUD Project-Based Section 8 subsidy applicable to 61 of the 62 units.  The 62nd unit is the Resident Managers non-subsidized unit.

In 2016 the complex was completely renovated.  Renovations included a complete rehab of all interiors.  All units have vinyl wood-look planks throughout, ample storage, designer colors and lighting.  Kitchens have granite counters and wood cabinetry, and are equipped with electric ranges, garbage disposals, and Energy Star refrigerators.  Baths have granite counters and wood cabinetry, and are equipped with a basin, water closet and a tub/shower combination.
Six of the units are handicap accessible, and are equipped with strobe and chiming doorbells and smoke alarm systems.  The accessible units do not feature garbage disposals due to the design of the counters.

The exteriors of the buildings were insulated with hardie-boards  and painted.  The Office building, laundry room facilities and mailboxes were redone and additional ADA parking added.  The 6 gazebos on-site were renovated and made ADA accessible. The parking lots were repaved with ADA parking and ramps were installed. Landscaping on-site completed the renovations

Applications are welcome.  HUD Section 202/8 and Tax Credit qualifications apply.

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Unit (Bd/Ba) Ft2 Rent
1 Bedroom (1/1) 533 Call for Price

Kamana Elderly Details

  • 62 1 bedroom units.
  • Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
  • Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)

Property Amenities

  • Energy Star Appliances

Unit Amenities

  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Refrigerator

Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly

Since this property was built or renovated using funding from HUD's Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly program, residency is usually restricted to households earning 50% of the Area Median Income (AMI) or less with at least one member age 62 years or older. Tenants pay rent based on household income. This rent is usually the highest of the following three amounts: either 30% adjusted monthly income, or 10% unadjusted monthly income, or, if receiving welfare assistance, the housing costs portion of this assistance.

Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)

Since this property has received funding in part through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program, a certain number of units are set aside for lower income households. Households must earn either less than 50% or 60% of the area median income (depending on the set-aside option chosen by the property owner) to qualify for these units. Rents in these units are capped at a maximum of 30% of the set-aside area median income (adjusted for unit size). Some rental units in this property may not be subject to LIHTC and therefore have higher rents and no maximum household income requirement.

Hilo HUD Rental Assistance Income Qualifications

Generally, households earning up to the income limit in the table below for their household size are eligible for units participating in a HUD rental assistance program in Hilo but actual income limits may differ for units at Kamana Elderly.

AMI Band 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% $20,000 $22,850 $26,490 $31,920 $37,350 $42,780 $48,210 $53,640
50% $33,350 $38,100 $42,850 $47,600 $51,450 $55,250 $59,050 $62,850
80% $53,350 $60,950 $68,550 $76,150 $82,250 $88,350 $94,450 $100,550

Kamana Elderly is managed by Big Island Housing Foundation.

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