Hausten Gardens

808 Hausten St.
Honolulu, Hawaii
Call For Rent
1 BR
Rent Assisted

Lei Kupuna

74-5285 Kaeka St.
Kailua, Hawaii
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Hale Mohalu II Family Housing

779-781 Kamehameha Hwy
Pearl City, Hawaii
1 BR

Hale OHauoli Apartments

950 Luehu Street
Pearl City, Hawaii

Kawahi Maluwai Apartments

730 Wilikina Drive
Wahiawa, Hawaii
Rent Assisted
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There are 5,575 low-income apartments in Honolulu County that offer reduced rents to eligible households. Low-income rents in Honolulu County, Hawaii can range from $464 to $2,907 depending on the number of bedrooms.

Rental assistance programs support 8,652 low-income homes in Honolulu County where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $483 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on May 23rd, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving 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.

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 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Hawaii Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Honolulu County.

Honolulu County, Hawaii Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Honolulu County, Hawaii

Honolulu County features 8,652 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 5,575 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 $2,022 and $2,472.

2023 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 $1,563 $1,716 $2,247 $3,193 $3,827
Honolulu County, Hawaii Payment Standard Range $1,407 to $1,719 $1,544 to $1,888 $2,022 to $2,472 $2,874 to $3,512 $3,444 to $4,210

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Honolulu County, HI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 127
Total Low Income Apartments 14,601
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 8,652
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 $121,400

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

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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.
$27,550 $31,450 $35,400 $39,300 $42,450 $46,320 $52,230 $58,140
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.
$45,850 $52,400 $58,950 $65,500 $70,750 $76,000 $81,250 $86,500
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.
$73,400 $83,850 $94,350 $104,800 $113,200 $121,600 $130,000 $138,350