Affordable Housing In Honolulu County
Hawaii

120 Low Income Apartment Communities In Honolulu County

Nohona Hale

630 Cooke St
Honolulu, Hawaii
$500-995
1 BR

Kekuilani Gardens

91-1045 Kekuilani Loop
Kapolei, Hawaii
Income Based
2 BR
Subsidized

Kaneohe Elderly Apartments

45-457 Meli Place
Kaneohe, Hawaii
$1842
1 BR
Subsidized

Hibiscus Hill Apartments

941121 Ka Uka Boulevard
Waipahu, Hawaii
$1,550-1,650
2 BR

Villages of Moa‘e Kū I, II, & III

91-1655 Pahika St
Ewa Beach, Hawaii
$464-1,361
1-3 BR

Kukui Towers

35 N Kukui St
Honolulu, Hawaii
$616-804
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Kunia Village

92-1770 Kunia Rd
Kunia Camp, Hawaii
Income Based
2-4 BR

Cambridge Park & Cluster Park Apartments

92-1340 Panana Street
Kapolei, Hawaii
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

River Pauahi Apartments

1155 River St
Honolulu, Hawaii
$1,600-2,000
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Kapolei Lofts

761 Wakea St
Kapolei, Hawaii
$1,837-3,120
1-3 BR

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Honolulu County, Hawaii

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Honolulu County, Hawaii

Housing Authority Programs
City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Mainstream Voucher
Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Honolulu County, Hawaii

There are 120 low income housing apartment communities offering 13,421 affordable apartments for rent in Honolulu County, Hawaii.

Income Based Apartments in Honolulu County, Hawaii

Honolulu County features 8,318 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 Honolulu County, Hawaii

There are 4,900 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Honolulu County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Honolulu County, Hawaii

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Honolulu County landlords $1,300 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Honolulu County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Honolulu County, Hawaii for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,016 and $2,464.

2022 Honolulu 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
Honolulu County, Hawaii Fair Market Rent $1,552 $1,705 $2,240 $3,182 $3,834
Honolulu County, Hawaii Payment Standard Range $1,397 to $1,707 $1,535 to $1,876 $2,016 to $2,464 $2,864 to $3,500 $3,451 to $4,217

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Honolulu County, HI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 120
Total Low Income Apartments 13,421
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 8,318
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 45.56%
Average Renter Household Size 2.83
Average Household Size 3.06
Median Household Income $74,460 ±$773
Median Rent $1,569 ±$22
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.04% ± 1.06pp
Total Population 984,178

Population and Household Demographics

Honolulu County is a county in Hawaii with a population of 984,178. There are 309,602 households in the county with an average household size of 3.06 persons. 45.56% of households in Honolulu County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Honolulu County

The median gross income for households in Honolulu County is $74,460 a year, or $6,205 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,569 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Honolulu County, a household making less than $5,230 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.04% of households who rent are overburdened in Honolulu County.

Area Median Income In Honolulu 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 Honolulu County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $106,000

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 Honolulu 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 Honolulu 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 Honolulu County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$25,400 $29,000 $32,650 $36,250 $39,150 $42,050 $46,140 $51,360
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Honolulu County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$42,300 $48,350 $54,400 $60,400 $65,250 $70,100 $74,900 $79,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Honolulu County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$67,700 $77,350 $87,000 $96,650 $104,400 $112,150 $119,850 $127,600

Cities In Honolulu County

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City Served By
Ahuimanu The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ahuimanu are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Aiea The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Aiea are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
East Honolulu The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve East Honolulu are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Ewa Beach The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ewa Beach are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Ewa Gentry The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ewa Gentry are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Ewa Villages The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ewa Villages are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Halawa The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Halawa are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Haleiwa The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Haleiwa are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Hauula The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hauula are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Heeia The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Heeia are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Hickam Housing The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hickam Housing are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Honolulu The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Honolulu are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Iroquois Point The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Iroquois Point are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Kaaawa The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Kaaawa are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Kahaluu The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Kahaluu are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Kahuku The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Kahuku are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Kailua The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Kailua are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Kalaeloa The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Kalaeloa are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Kaneohe The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Kaneohe are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Kaneohe Station The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Kaneohe Station are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Kapolei The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Kapolei are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Kawela Bay The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Kawela Bay are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Ko Olina The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ko Olina are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Kunia Camp The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Kunia Camp are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Laie The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Laie are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Maili The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Maili are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Makaha The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Makaha are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Makaha Valley The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Makaha Valley are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Makakilo The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Makakilo are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Maunawili The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Maunawili are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Mililani The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mililani are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Mililani Mauka The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mililani Mauka are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Mililani Town The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mililani Town are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Mokuleia The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mokuleia are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Nanakuli The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Nanakuli are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Ocean Pointe The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ocean Pointe are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Pearl City The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pearl City are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Punaluu The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Punaluu are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Pupukea The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pupukea are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Royal Kunia The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Royal Kunia are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Schofield Barracks The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Schofield Barracks are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Urban Honolulu The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Urban Honolulu are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Wahiawa The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Wahiawa are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Waialua The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Waialua are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Waianae The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Waianae are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Waikane The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Waikane are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Waikele The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Waikele are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Waimalu The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Waimalu are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Waimanalo The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Waimanalo are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Waimanalo Beach The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Waimanalo Beach are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Waipahu The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Waipahu are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Waipio The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Waipio are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Waipio Acres The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Waipio Acres are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
West Loch Estate The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve West Loch Estate are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Wheeler AFB The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Wheeler AFB are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Whitmore Village The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Whitmore Village are the City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division, Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.