; Low Income Apartments For Rent in Kapolei, HI

Kapolei Lofts

761 Wakea St
Kapolei, Hawaii
1-3 BR

Kekuilani Gardens

91-1045 Kekuilani Loop
Kapolei, Hawaii
Rent Assisted
Income Based
2 BR

Cambridge Park & Cluster Park Apartments

92-1340 Panana Street
Kapolei, Hawaii
Rent Assisted
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Senior Residence at Kapolei

91-1034 Namahoe St
Kapolei, Hawaii
S. 202

Hale Moena Kupuna

1020 Wakea St
Kapolei, Hawaii
Rent Assisted
Local Program

Villas at Aeloa

91-1118 Namahoe St
Kapolei, Hawaii
Rent Assisted

Palehua Terrace

92-1118 Palahia St
Kapolei, Hawaii
Rent Assisted

Hale Moena Kupuna

1055 Alohikea Street
Kapolei, Hawaii
Call For Rent
Studio BR

Hpp - Palehua Terrace - Mho03nc

92-1084 Palahia St
Kapolei, Hawaii
Rent Assisted

Palehua Terrace Phase 2

92-1088 Palahia St
Kapolei, Hawaii
Rent Assisted

Villas at Malu Ohai

91-1025 Kaiau Ave
Kapolei, Hawaii
Rent Assisted
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There are 343 low-income apartments in Kapolei that offer reduced rents to eligible households. Low-income rents in Kapolei, Hawaii can range from $1,837 to $2,536 depending on the number of bedrooms.

Rental assistance programs support 270 low-income homes in Kapolei where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $629 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on May 10th, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Kapolei, 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 Kapolei.

Kapolei, Hawaii Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Kapolei, Hawaii

Kapolei features 270 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 Kapolei, Hawaii

There are 343 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Kapolei.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Kapolei, Hawaii

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Kapolei landlords $1,300 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $600 towards rent in Kapolei.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Kapolei, Hawaii for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,022 and $2,472.

2023 Kapolei, 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
Kapolei, Hawaii Fair Market Rent $1,563 $1,716 $2,247 $3,193 $3,827
Kapolei, 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 AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Kapolei, HI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 766
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 270
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.19%
Average Renter Household Size 3.03
Average Household Size 3.78
Median Household Income $91,706 ±$8,812
Median Rent $1,778 ±$183
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 55.2% ± 16.29pp
Total Population 18,737

Population and Household Demographics

Kapolei is a city in Honolulu County, Hawaii with a population of 18,737. There are 4,928 households in the city with an average household size of 3.78 persons. 24.19% of households in Kapolei are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Kapolei

The median gross income for households in Kapolei is $91,706 a year, or $7,642 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,778 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Kapolei, a household making less than $5,927 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 55.2% of households who rent are overburdened in Kapolei.

Area Median Income In Kapolei

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 Kapolei, the AMI is calculated from all households within Honolulu County.

In Kapolei, 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 Kapolei

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 Kapolei

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Kapolei 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 Kapolei 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 Kapolei 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