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

Discover affordable housing in Waimea where there are 4+ 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.

Waimea Huakai

4548 Carl Furutani St., Waimea, Hawaii 96796

Waimea Huaka`i

4548 Carl Furutani St, Waimea, Hawaii 96796

Kamuela Senior Housing

64-720 Keakakea Pl, Waimea, Hawaii 96743

Kekaha Haaheo

9791 Laau Rd, Waimea, Hawaii 96796

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Waimea, Hawaii
$24.07 (+172%) more than Hawaii minimum wage and $30.82 (+425%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Waimea, 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), Family Self-Sufficiency programs for Waimea, Hawaii.

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

How many renters live in Waimea, Hawaii?

The City of Waimea has 10,458 people living in 3,588 households.

There are 3,425 renters living in 1,105 renter households in this City. Renters make up 32.75 percent of the population living in Waimea.

What is the rental market like in Waimea, Hawaii?

There are an estimated 3,853 housing units in the Waimea area. Of these, 1,165 units are rental homes, making up 30 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Waimea, Hawaii, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Waimea?

The rental vacancy rate in Waimea is 5 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 Waimea for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Waimea
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
165 86 237 550 67
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Waimea

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

Among renter households in this market, 34 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 12 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 Waimea

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,458 to $2,855. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,458
One BR $1,548
Two BR $2,010
Three BR $2,588
Four BR $2,855
2024 Fair Market Rents in Waimea, Hawaii

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

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 50 30 percent
One BR 68 79 percent
Two BR 20 8 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Waimea, Hawaii

How many affordable rental units are in Waimea?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 64
Public Housing 42
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 39
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 32
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Waimea, Hawaii

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

Income Based Apartments in Waimea, Hawaii

Waimea features 353 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 Waimea, Hawaii

There are 102 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Waimea.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Waimea, Hawaii

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Waimea landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Waimea.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Waimea, Hawaii for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,809 and $2,211.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.