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

Koa'e Makana

Poipu Road
Koloa, Hawaii
Rent Assisted
1 BR

Shinagawa Apartments

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

Hale Ohana Apartments II

3985 Ohuohu St
Koloa, Hawaii
Rent Assisted

Hale Ohana Apartments

3322 Waoke St
Koloa, Hawaii
Rent Assisted

Paanau Village

5200 Paanau Rd.
Koloa, Hawaii
Rent Assisted
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
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There are 125 low-income apartments in Koloa that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 133 low-income homes in Koloa where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $439 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on May 18th, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

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

Koloa, Hawaii Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Koloa, Hawaii

Koloa features 133 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 Koloa, Hawaii

There are 125 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Koloa.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Koloa, Hawaii

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Koloa landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Koloa.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Koloa, Hawaii for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,933 and $2,363.

2023 Koloa, 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
Koloa, Hawaii Fair Market Rent $1,436 $1,632 $2,148 $2,883 $3,509
Koloa, Hawaii Payment Standard Range $1,292 to $1,580 $1,469 to $1,795 $1,933 to $2,363 $2,595 to $3,171 $3,158 to $3,860

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Koloa, HI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 266
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 133
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 62.14%
Average Renter Household Size 3.19
Average Household Size 3.37
Median Household Income $47,404 ±$5,053
Median Rent $1,019 ±$216
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.46% ± 12.18pp
Total Population 2,623

Population and Household Demographics

Koloa is a city in Kauai County, Hawaii with a population of 2,623. There are 774 households in the city with an average household size of 3.37 persons. 62.14% of households in Koloa are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Koloa

The median gross income for households in Koloa is $47,404 a year, or $3,950 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,019 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Koloa, a household making less than $3,397 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.46% of households who rent are overburdened in Koloa.

Area Median Income In Koloa

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 Koloa, the AMI is calculated from all households within Kauai County.

In Koloa, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $102,200

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 Koloa

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 Koloa

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Koloa AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$25,350 $29,000 $32,600 $36,200 $40,410 $46,320 $52,230 $58,140
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Koloa AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$42,250 $48,300 $54,350 $60,350 $65,200 $70,050 $74,850 $79,700
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Koloa AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$67,600 $77,250 $86,900 $96,550 $104,300 $112,000 $119,750 $127,450