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

Discover affordable housing in Honolulu where there are 59+ 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.

Puuwai Momi

2907 Ala Ilima St, Honolulu, Hawaii 96818

Kinau Vista

1150 Kinau St, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

Kalakaua Vista

1628 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Hawaii 96826

Kaluanui Senior Apartments

6950 Hawaii Kai Dr, Honolulu, Hawaii 96825

Artesian Vista

1828 Young St, Honolulu, Hawaii 96826

Birch Street Apartments

916 Birch St, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

Wisteria Vista

1239 S King St, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

Royal Kinau

728 Kinau St, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Smith - Beretania Apartments

1170 Nuuanu Ave, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817

Keola Hoonanea

1465 Aala St, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817

Gregory House

Confidential Site, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822

Kekaulike Courtyard

1016 Maunakea St, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817

Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Philip Street Apartments

1515 Philip St, Honolulu, Hawaii 96826

Pauahi Elderly

167 N Pauahi St, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817

Halekauwila Place

665 Halekauwila St, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

bed Studio-3

Palolo Valley Homes

2170 Ahe St, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816

Wilder Vista ( Fka Punahou Vista )

1618 Punahou St, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822

Vancouver Drive Housing

2019 Vancouver Dr, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822

Palolo Valley Homes - Mho02hr

2108 Ahe St, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816

auto_awesome Focus Results:
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
elderly Senior
payment Income Based
accessibility Accessible
accessible_forward Disability

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Honolulu, 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, 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, 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, Hawaii.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Honolulu, Hawaii.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), Mainstream Voucher programs for Honolulu, Hawaii.

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

How many renters live in Honolulu, Hawaii?

The City of Honolulu has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this City. Renters make up 16.37 percent of the population living in Honolulu.

What is the rental market like in Honolulu, Hawaii?

There are an estimated housing units in the Honolulu area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Honolulu, Hawaii, there are 1.09 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Honolulu?

The rental vacancy rate in Honolulu is 9 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

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

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Honolulu
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
158 259 803 1,032 552
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Honolulu

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

How Much Is Rent in Honolulu

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, Hawaii

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

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 66 42 percent
One BR 37 14 percent
Two BR 62 8 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Honolulu, Hawaii

How many affordable rental units are in Honolulu?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Honolulu, Hawaii

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

Income Based Apartments in Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu features 5,624 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, Hawaii

There are 2,852 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Honolulu.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Honolulu, Hawaii

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Honolulu landlords $1,300 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Honolulu.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Honolulu, Hawaii for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,027 and $2,477.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.