Affordable Housing In Kauai County
Hawaii

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kauai County

Koa'e Makana

Poipu Road
Koloa, Hawaii
$1,012-1,404
1-3 BR

Lihue Gardens Elderly

3120 Jerves St
Lihue, Hawaii
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Kaniko'o I & II (Rice Camp Senior Housing)

4215 Hoala St
Lihue, Hawaii
$851
1 BR

Kekaha Plantation Elderly Partners

8210 Iwipolena Rd
Kekaha, Hawaii
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Shinagawa Apartments

3320 Puni Road
Koloa, Hawaii
Income Based
2-3 BR

Paanau Village

5200 Paanau Rd.
Koloa, Hawaii
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Hookahua

6330 Koukalaka Pl
Kapaa, Hawaii
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Waimea Huakai

9555 Kaumualii Highway
Waimea, Hawaii

Shdc No. 7

2857 Mokoi St
Lihue, Hawaii
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Kauai Economic Opportunity, Inc

1608 Papau St
Kapaa, Hawaii
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Housing Authorities that serve Kauai County

Housing Authority Programs
Kauai County Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Kauai County, Hawaii

There are 14 low income housing apartment communities offering 626 affordable apartments for rent in Kauai County, Hawaii.

Income Based Apartments in Kauai County, Hawaii

Kauai County features 123 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 Kauai County, Hawaii

There are 495 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Kauai County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Kauai County, Hawaii

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Kauai County landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Kauai County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Kauai County, Hawaii for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,712 and $2,092.

2021 Kauai 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
Kauai County, Hawaii Fair Market Rent $1,255 $1,519 $1,902 $2,621 $3,274
Kauai County, Hawaii Payment Standard Range $1,130 to $1,381 $1,367 to $1,671 $1,712 to $2,092 $2,359 to $2,883 $2,947 to $3,601

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Kauai County, HI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 626
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 123
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 38.41%
Average Renter Household Size 2.96
Average Household Size 3.07
Median Household Income $65,101 ±$2,955
Median Rent $1,267 ±$52
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.31% ± 4.32pp
Total Population 69,691

Population and Household Demographics

Kauai County is a county in Hawaii with a population of 69,691. There are 22,405 households in the county with an average household size of 3.07 persons. 38.41% of households in Kauai County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Kauai County

The median gross income for households in Kauai County is $65,101 a year, or $5,425 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,267 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Kauai County, a household making less than $4,223 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.31% of households who rent are overburdened in Kauai County.

Area Median Income In Kauai 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 Kauai County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $93,400

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 Kauai 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 Kauai County

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Kauai County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$21,400 $24,450 $27,500 $30,550 $35,700 $40,920 $46,140 $51,360
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Kauai County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$35,700 $40,800 $45,900 $50,950 $55,050 $59,150 $63,200 $67,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Kauai County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$57,100 $65,250 $73,400 $81,550 $88,100 $94,600 $101,150 $107,650

Cities In Kauai County

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City Served By
Anahola The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Anahola is the Kauai County Housing Agency.
Eleele The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eleele is the Kauai County Housing Agency.
Haena The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Haena is the Kauai County Housing Agency.
Hanalei The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hanalei is the Kauai County Housing Agency.
Hanamaulu The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hanamaulu is the Kauai County Housing Agency.
Hanapepe The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hanapepe is the Kauai County Housing Agency.
Kalaheo The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kalaheo is the Kauai County Housing Agency.
Kalihiwai The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kalihiwai is the Kauai County Housing Agency.
Kapaa The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kapaa is the Kauai County Housing Agency.
Kau The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kau is the Kauai County Housing Agency.
Kaumakani The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kaumakani is the Kauai County Housing Agency.
Kekaha The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kekaha is the Kauai County Housing Agency.
Kilauea The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kilauea is the Kauai County Housing Agency.
Koloa The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Koloa is the Kauai County Housing Agency.
Lawai The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lawai is the Kauai County Housing Agency.
Lihue The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lihue is the Kauai County Housing Agency.
Omao The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Omao is the Kauai County Housing Agency.
Pakala Village The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pakala Village is the Kauai County Housing Agency.
Poipu The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Poipu is the Kauai County Housing Agency.
Princeville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Princeville is the Kauai County Housing Agency.
Puhi The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Puhi is the Kauai County Housing Agency.
Wailua The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wailua is the Kauai County Housing Agency.
Wailua Homesteads The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wailua Homesteads is the Kauai County Housing Agency.
Waimea The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Waimea is the Kauai County Housing Agency.
Wainiha The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wainiha is the Kauai County Housing Agency.