Lokenani Hale Apartments

1889 Loke St
Wailuku, Hawaii
$693
1 BR
Affordable

Hale Mahaolu Ekolu

717B Makaala Drive
Wailuku, Hawaii
Income Based
1 BR
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Kahekili Terrace

1849 Piihana Rd
Wailuku, Hawaii

County of Maui - Hale Makana O Waiale

670 Waiale Rd
Wailuku, Hawaii
Affordable

Hale Makana Owaiale

195 Waimaluhia Ln
Wailuku, Hawaii
Affordable

Hale Lokahi Akahi

755 Makaala Dr
Wailuku, Hawaii
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Kahookamamalu

1935 Main St
Wailuku, Hawaii
Rent Assisted
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Hale O Manao Lana Hou Ph II

325 Mahalani St
Wailuku, Hawaii
Rent Assisted
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

County of Maui - Kahookamamalu

Main St and Wells
Wailuku, Hawaii
Affordable

Mmcx6ch - Hale O Manao Lana Hou

355 Mahalani St
Wailuku, Hawaii
Affordable

There are 492 low-income apartments in Wailuku that offer reduced rents to eligible households. Low-income rents in Wailuku, Hawaii can range from $693 to $693 depending on the number of bedrooms.

Rental assistance programs support 284 low-income homes in Wailuku where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $464 towards rent each month.

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Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on October 30th, 2019. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Wailuku, 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 Wailuku.

Wailuku, Hawaii Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Wailuku, Hawaii

Wailuku features 284 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 Wailuku, Hawaii

There are 492 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wailuku.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wailuku, Hawaii

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

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

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

Wailuku, HI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 776
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 284
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.39%
Average Renter Household Size 2.74
Average Household Size 2.77
Median Household Income $69,768 ±$5,672
Median Rent $1,012 ±$112
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.04% ± 7.65pp
Total Population 16,064

Population and Household Demographics

Wailuku is a city in Maui County, Hawaii with a population of 16,064. There are 5,754 households in the city with an average household size of 2.77 persons. 42.39% of households in Wailuku are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wailuku

The median gross income for households in Wailuku is $69,768 a year, or $5,814 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,012 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wailuku, a household making less than $3,373 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.04% of households who rent are overburdened in Wailuku.

Area Median Income In Wailuku

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

In Wailuku, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $101,100

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 Wailuku

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 Wailuku

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Wailuku AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$24,000 $27,400 $30,850 $34,250 $37,350 $42,780 $48,210 $53,640
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Wailuku AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$39,950 $45,650 $51,350 $57,050 $61,650 $66,200 $70,750 $75,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Wailuku AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$63,950 $73,050 $82,200 $91,300 $98,650 $105,950 $113,250 $120,550