Hawaii COVID-19 Assistance Programs

The only way to recover from this crisis is together

Hawaii COVID-19 Assistance Programs

Support those who've been affected by COVID-19

Together we will rise up to meet the critical human services for our most vulnerable in Hawaiʻi in this time of crisis.

In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, we are facing a severe economic crisis. The only way to recover from this crisis is together. Government, businesses, foundations and nonprofits are rallying to help those most vulnerable. The needs are far greater than the funding available. We also need the community to do what they can to build a stronger and more resilient Hawaiʻi.

Thanks to trusted partners and dedicated funders, Aloha United Way is administering several programs to help build resilience for our island community. 

ALOHA UNITED WAY COVID-19 RENT & UTILITY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

IF YOU NEED HELP CALL 211 OR EMAIL INFO211@AUW.ORG.
Working with local foundations and businesses, Aloha United Way created the COVID-19 Rent & Utility Assistance Program to provide financial relief quickly to those at risk of losing their home or utility services. The program supports individuals and families for any rent/utility arrears accumulated from March 15, 2020. (Currently at capacity)

Funding

The program is funded as part of the Hawaiʻi COVID19 Response & Recovery Fund in collaboration with community partners and foundations.

Harold K. L. Castle Foundation · HEI Charitable Foundation J. Watumull Fund · American Savings Bank

CITY & COUNTY OF HONOLULU HOUSEHOLD HARDSHIP RELIEF FUND

IF YOU NEED HELP CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION AND APPLICATION.
City & County of Honolulu -- Household Hardship Relief Fund provides assistance for Oahu residents who have experienced a loss of income and/or increased financial need directly resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eligible households may receive up to $2,000 per month for:
  • Mortgage payment
  • Rent payment
  • Utility payment (electric and/or gas)
  • Water, internet, and phone services are not covered.
  • Licensed eldercare services
And up to $500 for:
  • Licensed childcare services or DHS provider 

Eligible applicants must: 

  • Reside in Honolulu County
  • Demonstrate hardship due to business closure, employment loss or decrease in income, and/or increase in expenses directly related to COVID-19
  • Have a current income of less than 100% AMI





  • Have less than $15,000 in liquid assets (cash, checking and/or savings accounts and other investment accounts)
  • Have current income that does not exceed pre-COVID income (prior to March 4, 2020)

DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS COVID-19 EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

FOR DHHL RENT ASSISTANCE CALL 211 OR CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO.
DHHL rental relief program provides rental assistance for Applicant Waiting List beneficiaries. Eligible Native Hawaiians both on and off Hawaiian Home Lands who have experienced a loss of income or job as a result of COVID-19 may receive assistance for the payment of their security deposit and/or rent for up to six months. Applicants must have already been on DHHL's Waiting List as of December 31, 2018.

Funding

DHHL's COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program provides eligible beneficiaries with rental assistance using $7 million in Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant (NHHBG) funds. These funds were made available in accordance with the Native Hawaiian Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA) and other federal laws, including Public Law 115-141 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018. The Consolidated Appropriations Act allows NHHBG funds to be used to provide rental assistance to native Hawaiian families both on and off Hawaiian Home Lands.

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