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

Hibiscus Hill Apartments

941121 Ka Uka Boulevard
Waipahu, Hawaii
Rent Assisted
2 BR

Waipahu Tower

94-337 Pupumomi St
Waipahu, Hawaii
Rent Assisted
Local Program
Income Based
1-2 BR

Jack Hall Waipahu Memorial Housing

94-827 Kuhaulua Street
Waipahu, Hawaii
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Arc of Hawaii Housing Project Number 8

94-060 Poailani Cir
Waipahu, Hawaii
S. 202

Waipahu Hall Apartments

94-1060 Waipahu St
Waipahu, Hawaii
Rent Assisted
Local Program
Call For Rent
1 BR


94-909 KAU'OLU PL
Waipahu, Hawaii
Rent Assisted
811 PRA
S. 811 Supportive
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Mokuola Vista

94-333 Mokuola St
Waipahu, Hawaii
Rent Assisted
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There are 70 low-income apartments in Waipahu that offer reduced rents to eligible households. Low-income rents in Waipahu, Hawaii can range from $1,472 to $1,650 depending on the number of bedrooms.

Rental assistance programs support 314 low-income homes in Waipahu where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $557 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on May 17th, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Waipahu, 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
City and County of Honolulu Community Assistance Division Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Section 8 Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Mainstream Voucher
Hawaii Public Housing Authority - Public Housing Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Hawaii Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Waipahu.

Waipahu, Hawaii Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Waipahu, Hawaii

Waipahu features 314 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 Waipahu, Hawaii

There are 70 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Waipahu.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Waipahu, Hawaii

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Waipahu landlords $1,200 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $600 towards rent in Waipahu.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Waipahu, Hawaii for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,022 and $2,472.

2023 Waipahu, 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
Waipahu, Hawaii Fair Market Rent $1,563 $1,716 $2,247 $3,193 $3,827
Waipahu, Hawaii Payment Standard Range $1,407 to $1,719 $1,544 to $1,888 $2,022 to $2,472 $2,874 to $3,512 $3,444 to $4,210

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Waipahu, HI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 434
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 314
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.53%
Average Renter Household Size 4.13
Average Household Size 4.79
Median Household Income $69,665 ±$3,500
Median Rent $1,227 ±$46
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.98% ± 6.46pp
Total Population 41,165

Population and Household Demographics

Waipahu is a city in Honolulu County, Hawaii with a population of 41,165. There are 8,278 households in the city with an average household size of 4.79 persons. 44.53% of households in Waipahu are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Waipahu

The median gross income for households in Waipahu is $69,665 a year, or $5,805 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,227 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Waipahu, a household making less than $4,090 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.98% of households who rent are overburdened in Waipahu.

Area Median Income In Waipahu

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 Waipahu, the AMI is calculated from all households within Honolulu County.

In Waipahu, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $121,400

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 Waipahu

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 Waipahu

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Waipahu AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$27,550 $31,450 $35,400 $39,300 $42,450 $46,320 $52,230 $58,140
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Waipahu AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$45,850 $52,400 $58,950 $65,500 $70,750 $76,000 $81,250 $86,500
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Waipahu AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$73,400 $83,850 $94,350 $104,800 $113,200 $121,600 $130,000 $138,350