Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Lahaina, HI

Discover affordable housing in Lahaina where there are 9+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Sunset Terrace Apartments

3626 Lower Honoapiilani Road, Lahaina, Hawaii 96761

Hale Mahaolu Eono 5

810 Kelawea Street, Lahaina, Hawaii 96761

Lahaina Surf

1037C Wainee Street, Lahaina, Hawaii 96761

Kaiaulu O Kupuohi

258 Kupuohi St., Lahaina, Hawaii 69761

Honokowai Villa Apartments

3535 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina, Hawaii 96761

Weinberg Court Fka Lahaina Affordable

615 Honoapiilani Hwy, Lahaina, Hawaii 96761

Front Street Apartments

2001 Kenui Pl, Lahaina, Hawaii 96761

Hale Lahaina

5220 Kohi St, Lahaina, Hawaii 96761

West Maui Community Resource Center

15 Ipu Aumakua Ln, Lahaina, Hawaii 96761

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Lahaina, Hawaii
$26.51 (+189%) more than Hawaii minimum wage and $33.26 (+459%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Lahaina, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Lahaina, Hawaii.

Go to the Hawaii Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Lahaina.

How many renters live in Lahaina, Hawaii?

The City of Lahaina has 12,906 people living in 3,562 households.

There are 5,582 renters living in 1,718 renter households in this City. Renters make up 43.25 percent of the population living in Lahaina.

What is the rental market like in Lahaina, Hawaii?

There are an estimated 4,123 housing units in the Lahaina area. Of these, 1,833 units are rental homes, making up 44 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Lahaina, Hawaii, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Lahaina?

The rental vacancy rate in Lahaina is 6 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Lahaina for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Lahaina
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
221 277 655 422 106
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Lahaina

A large number of apartments in Lahaina have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Lahaina are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 52 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 27 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Lahaina

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,676 to $3,237. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,676
One BR $1,701
Two BR $2,139
Three BR $2,927
Four BR $3,237
2024 Fair Market Rents in Lahaina, Hawaii

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Lahaina?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 156 71 percent
One BR 119 43 percent
Two BR 285 44 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Lahaina, Hawaii

How many affordable rental units are in Lahaina?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Lahaina, Hawaii including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 202
Public Housing 22
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 22
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 24
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 30
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Lahaina, Hawaii

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Lahaina, Hawaii

Lahaina features 204 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 Lahaina, Hawaii

There are 302 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lahaina.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lahaina, Hawaii

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lahaina landlords $1,300 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Lahaina.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lahaina, Hawaii for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,925 and $2,353.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.