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

Sunset Terrace Apartments

3626 Lower Honoapiilani Road
Lahaina, Hawaii
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Hale Mahaolu Eono 5

810 Kelawea Street
Lahaina, Hawaii
Rent Assisted
S. 202
S. 515 Rural
Income Based
1 BR

Lahaina Surf

1037C Wainee Street
Lahaina, Hawaii
Income Based
1-3 BR

Kaiaulu O Kupuohi

258 Kupuohi St.
Lahaina, Hawaii
Rent Assisted
1 BR

Honokowai Villa Apartments

3535 Lower Honoapiilani Rd
Lahaina, Hawaii
Rent Assisted
S. 515 Rural

Weinberg Court Fka Lahaina Affordable

615 Honoapiilani Hwy
Lahaina, Hawaii
Rent Assisted

Front Street Apartments

2001 Kenui Pl
Lahaina, Hawaii
Rent Assisted

Hale Lahaina

5220 Kohi St
Lahaina, Hawaii
S. 202

West Maui Community Resource Center

15 Ipu Aumakua Ln
Lahaina, Hawaii
Rent Assisted
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There are 357 low-income apartments in Lahaina that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 148 low-income homes in Lahaina where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $449 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on May 22nd, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving 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.

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 Lahaina.

Lahaina, Hawaii Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Lahaina, Hawaii

Lahaina features 148 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 357 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 $1,787 and $2,185.

2023 Lahaina, 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
Lahaina, Hawaii Fair Market Rent $1,532 $1,606 $1,986 $2,731 $2,944
Lahaina, 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.

Lahaina, HI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 505
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 148
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 49.91%
Average Renter Household Size 3.21
Average Household Size 3.48
Median Household Income $67,362 ±$6,612
Median Rent $1,245 ±$116
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.79% ± 10.13pp
Total Population 12,118

Population and Household Demographics

Lahaina is a city in Maui County, Hawaii with a population of 12,118. There are 3,404 households in the city with an average household size of 3.48 persons. 49.91% of households in Lahaina are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lahaina

The median gross income for households in Lahaina is $67,362 a year, or $5,614 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,245 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lahaina, a household making less than $4,150 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.79% of households who rent are overburdened in Lahaina.

Area Median Income In Lahaina

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

In Lahaina, 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 Lahaina

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 Lahaina

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