. Low Income Apartments For Rent in Kihei, Hawaii - Affordable Housing Online

Kaiwahine Village

555 Kaiwahine St
Kihei, Hawaii
Rent Assisted
Local Program
1 BR

Kaiaulu O Halele'a

Lipoa Parkway
Kihei, Hawaii
Call For Rent
2-4 BR

Kenolio Apartments

116 Nokahea Loop
Kihei, Hawaii
1-3 BR

Hale Mahaolu Ehiku Ib

15 Ehiku Loop
Kihei, Hawaii
S. 202
Income Based
1 BR

Hale Mahaolu Ehiku 1a

64 Ehiku Loop
Kihei, Hawaii
Rent Assisted
S. 515 Rural

Hale Mahaolu Ehiku - Phase II

94 Ehiku Loop
Kihei, Hawaii
Rent Assisted

Hale Kihei

179 Hale Kai St
Kihei, Hawaii
S. 202

Uwapo Road Apartments

141 Uwapo Rd
Kihei, Hawaii
Rent Assisted
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There are 231 low-income apartments in Kihei that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 21 low-income homes in Kihei where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $476 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on May 23rd, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Kihei, 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
County of Maui Housing Division Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the Hawaii Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Kihei.

Kihei, Hawaii Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Kihei, Hawaii

Kihei features 21 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 Kihei, Hawaii

There are 231 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Kihei.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Kihei, Hawaii

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Kihei landlords $1,300 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Kihei.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Kihei, Hawaii for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,787 and $2,185.

2023 Kihei, 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
Kihei, Hawaii Fair Market Rent $1,532 $1,606 $1,986 $2,731 $2,944
Kihei, Hawaii Payment Standard Range $1,379 to $1,685 $1,445 to $1,767 $1,787 to $2,185 $2,458 to $3,004 $2,650 to $3,238

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Kihei, HI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 558
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 21
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 53.61%
Average Renter Household Size 2.51
Average Household Size 2.68
Median Household Income $64,747 ±$4,815
Median Rent $1,396 ±$61
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.66% ± 7.01pp
Total Population 22,401

Population and Household Demographics

Kihei is a city in Maui County, Hawaii with a population of 22,401. There are 8,335 households in the city with an average household size of 2.68 persons. 53.61% of households in Kihei are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Kihei

The median gross income for households in Kihei is $64,747 a year, or $5,396 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,396 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Kihei, a household making less than $4,653 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.66% of households who rent are overburdened in Kihei.

Area Median Income In Kihei

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 Kihei, the AMI is calculated from all households within Maui County.

In Kihei, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $105,800

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 Kihei

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 Kihei

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Kihei AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$24,350 $27,800 $31,300 $34,750 $40,410 $46,320 $52,230 $58,140
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Kihei AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$40,550 $46,350 $52,150 $57,900 $62,550 $67,200 $71,800 $76,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Kihei AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$64,900 $74,150 $83,400 $92,650 $100,100 $107,500 $114,900 $122,300