Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Honolulu County, HI

Discover affordable housing in Honolulu County where there are 272+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Arc of Hawaii Housing Project Number 8

94-060 Poailani Cir, Waipahu, Hawaii 96797

Nanaikeola Senior Apartments

87-122 Nanaikeola St , Waianae, Hawaii 96792

elderly Senior
accessibility Accessible

Kulana Nani

46-229 Kahuhipa St , Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744

Hale Wai Vista I

86-084 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, Hawaii 96792

bed 2-3
payment $677-1374/mo.

Kukui Gardens

1103 Liliha St, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817

bed 1-4
payment $1239-3555/mo.
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
accessibility Accessible

220 California

220 California Ave, Wahiawa, Hawaii 96786

Chinatown Manor

175 N Hotel St , Honolulu, Hawaii 96817

West Loch Elderly Village

91-1472 Renton Rd , Ewa Beach, Hawaii 96706

Arc of Hawaii Housing Proj. No. 12

91-824A Hanakahi St, Ewa Beach, Hawaii 96706

Kaneohe Elderly Apartments

45-457 Meli Place, Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744

bed 1
accessibility Accessible

River Pauahi Apartments

1155 River St, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817

bed 1-2

Waipahu Hall Apartments

94-1060 Waipahu St, Waipahu, Hawaii 96797

bed 1
accessibility Accessible

Kulana Hale

1551 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96826

bed Studio-2
payment $1295-1955/mo.

Ko'oaloa'ula I & II

91-1159 Keahumoa Pkwy, Ewa Beach, Hawaii 96706

bed 1-4

Ainahau Vista II

2428-A Tusitala St, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815

bed Studio-1
payment $685-1470/mo.

Mehuela Vista

1822 Ke‘eaumoku Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822

bed 1-3

The Towers at Kuhio Park Terrance

1475 Linapuni St, Honolulu, Hawaii 96819

bed 1-3

95-644 Hamumu St Unit Mililani Terrace

95-644 Hamumu St Unit Mililani Terrace, Mililani, Hawaii 96789

bed 2
payment $2200/mo.

94-1505-1505 Waipio Uka St Unit The Villages at Waipio #B207

94-1505-1505 Waipio Uka St, Waipahu, Hawaii 96797

bed 2
payment $2250/mo.

98-99-99 Uao Pl Unit Apt #1902

98-99-99 Uao Pl Unit Apt #1902, Aiea, Hawaii 96701

bed 2
payment $2195/mo.

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Honolulu County, Hawaii

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Honolulu County, Hawaii
$42.65/hour
$28.65 (+205%) more than Hawaii minimum wage and $35.40 (+488%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Honolulu County, Hawaii.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Honolulu County, Hawaii.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), Mainstream Voucher programs for Honolulu County, Hawaii.

Go to the Hawaii Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Honolulu County.

How many renters live in Honolulu County, Hawaii?

The County of Honolulu County has 995,638 people living in 338,438 households.

There are 353,608 renters living in 136,541 renter households in this County. Renters make up 35.52 percent of the population living in Honolulu County.

What is the rental market like in Honolulu County, Hawaii?

There are an estimated 373,863 housing units in the Honolulu County area. Of these, 144,289 units are rental homes, making up 39 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Honolulu County, Hawaii, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Honolulu County?

The rental vacancy rate in Honolulu County is 5 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Honolulu County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Honolulu County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
17,904 26,643 44,378 31,931 12,282
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Honolulu County

A large number of apartments in Honolulu County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Honolulu County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 56 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 27 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Honolulu County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,573 to $3,822. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,573
One BR $1,720
Two BR $2,252
Three BR $3,174
Four BR $3,822
2024 Fair Market Rents in Honolulu County, Hawaii

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Honolulu County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 11,486 64 percent
One BR 14,458 54 percent
Two BR 10,373 23 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Honolulu County, Hawaii

How many affordable rental units are in Honolulu County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Honolulu County, Hawaii including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 8,162
Public Housing 3,564
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 2,141
Mod Rehab Project-Based Rental Assistance 40
Section 236 Rental Assistance 399
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 313
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 111
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 316
USDA Section 514 Farm Labor Housing 96
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Honolulu County, Hawaii

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Honolulu County, Hawaii

Honolulu County features 8,168 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 4,770 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 $2,027 and $2,477.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.