Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Maui County, HI

Discover affordable housing in Maui County where there are 45+ 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.

Uwapo Road Apartments

141 Uwapo Rd, Kihei, Hawaii 96753

Iwiole Hale

181 Lanai Ave, Lanai City, Hawaii 96763

West Maui Community Resource Center

15 Ipu Aumakua Ln, Lahaina, Hawaii 96761

County of Maui - Kahookamamalu

Main St and Wells, Wailuku, Hawaii 96793

Mmcx6ch - Hale O Manao Lana Hou

355 Mahalani St, Wailuku, Hawaii 96793

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Maui County, 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 Maui County, 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 Maui County, Hawaii.

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

How many renters live in Maui County, Hawaii?

The County of Maui County has 164,365 people living in 57,355 households.

There are 53,350 renters living in 20,370 renter households in this County. Renters make up 32.46 percent of the population living in Maui County.

What is the rental market like in Maui County, Hawaii?

There are an estimated 71,801 housing units in the Maui County area. Of these, 26,153 units are rental homes, making up 36 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Maui County, Hawaii, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Maui County?

The rental vacancy rate in Maui County is 27 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in Maui County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Maui County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
1,941 4,495 7,955 4,584 1,237
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Maui County

A large number of apartments in Maui County 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 Maui County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 48 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 21 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 Maui County

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 Maui County, Hawaii

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

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 1,250 64 percent
One BR 2,511 56 percent
Two BR 3,058 38 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Maui County, Hawaii

How many affordable rental units are in Maui County?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 1,272
Public Housing 196
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 494
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 147
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 36
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 296
USDA Section 514 Farm Labor Housing 2
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Maui County, Hawaii

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

Income Based Apartments in Maui County, Hawaii

Maui County features 1,197 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 Maui County, Hawaii

There are 1,173 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Maui County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Maui County, Hawaii

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Maui County landlords $1,200 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Maui County.

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

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.