Affordable Housing In Kalawao County

Guide To Affordable Housing in Kalawao County, Hawaii

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

Income Based Apartments in Kalawao County, Hawaii

Kalawao County 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 Kalawao County, Hawaii

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Kalawao County, Hawaii

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Kalawao County landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Kalawao County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Kalawao County, Hawaii for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,595 and $1,949.

2021 Kalawao 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
Kalawao County, Hawaii Fair Market Rent $1,321 $1,408 $1,772 $2,461 $2,724
Kalawao County, Hawaii Payment Standard Range $1,189 to $1,453 $1,267 to $1,549 $1,595 to $1,949 $2,215 to $2,707 $2,452 to $2,996

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Kalawao County, 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 96.3%
Average Renter Household Size 1.38
Average Household Size 1.37
Median Household Income $66,250 ±$9,909
Median Rent $856 ±$130
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 23.08% ± 32.95pp
Total Population 85

Population and Household Demographics

Kalawao County is a county in Hawaii with a population of 85. There are 54 households in the county with an average household size of 1.37 persons. 96.3% of households in Kalawao County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Kalawao County

The median gross income for households in Kalawao County is $66,250 a year, or $5,521 a month. The median rent for the county is $856 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Kalawao County, a household making less than $2,853 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 23.08% of households who rent are overburdened in Kalawao County.

Area Median Income In Kalawao 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 Kalawao County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $0

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 Kalawao 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.