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Affordable Housing In Kalaoa
Hawaii County, Hawaii

Housing Authorities that serve Kalaoa

Housing Authority Programs
County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Kalaoa, Hawaii

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Kalaoa, Hawaii.

Income Based Apartments in Kalaoa, Hawaii

Kalaoa features 0 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 Kalaoa, Hawaii

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Kalaoa.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Kalaoa, Hawaii

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Kalaoa landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Kalaoa.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Kalaoa, Hawaii for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,322 and $1,616.

2021 Kalaoa, 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
Kalaoa, Hawaii Fair Market Rent $969 $1,115 $1,469 $1,889 $1,992
Kalaoa, Hawaii Payment Standard Range $872 to $1,066 $1,004 to $1,227 $1,322 to $1,616 $1,700 to $2,078 $1,793 to $2,191

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Kalaoa, HI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.96%
Average Renter Household Size 2.81
Average Household Size 2.99
Median Household Income $66,948 ±$8,967
Median Rent $1,210 ±$164
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.34% ± 12.81pp
Total Population 12,214

Population and Household Demographics

Kalaoa is a city in Hawaii County, Hawaii with a population of 12,214. There are 4,071 households in the city with an average household size of 2.99 persons. 31.96% of households in Kalaoa are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Kalaoa

The median gross income for households in Kalaoa is $66,948 a year, or $5,579 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,210 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Kalaoa, a household making less than $4,033 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.34% of households who rent are overburdened in Kalaoa.

Area Median Income In Kalaoa

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Kalaoa, the AMI is calculated from all households within Hawaii County.

In Kalaoa, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,800

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 Kalaoa

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 Kalaoa

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Kalaoa AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,000 $20,600 $25,260 $30,480 $35,700 $40,920 $46,140 $51,360
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Kalaoa AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$30,000 $34,250 $38,550 $42,800 $46,250 $49,650 $53,100 $56,500
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Kalaoa AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$47,950 $54,800 $61,650 $68,500 $74,000 $79,500 $84,950 $90,450