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Kaua‘i 2021 Coronavirus Rental and Utilities Assistance Program

Program Overview

The Kaua‘i 2021 Coronavirus Rental and Utilities Assistance program is expected to begin accepting applications in early May.

More information will be posted in the coming days so please continue to check back here.

The program is designed to help individuals and families in Kaua‘i County with rental and utility assistance. Eligible individuals include Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau residents, with incomes of not more than 80% of the area median income (AMI), and can demonstrate a reduction of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible assistance can be used to pay for future rent, rental arrears, and utilities in arrears during the program period of March 2020 through December 2021.

Information is required from both tenants and landlords in order for an application to be completed and qualify for the program. Cooperation from both parties is greatly appreciated. All required forms will be available on this website, under “Documents”. Please refer to the FAQ for details on what is required to be submitted.

For reference, the following illustrates the 80% AMI for various household sizes:
  • 1 persons: $57,100
  • 2 persons: $65,250
  • 3 persons: $73,400
  • 4 persons: $81,550
  • 5 persons: $88,100
  • 6 persons: $94,600
  • 7 persons: $101,150
  • 8 persons: $107,650
Households with income of no more than 50% percent of the AMI or in which one or more household member(s) is unemployed and has been unemployed for 90 days will be prioritized. Funding will be limited to households’ primary residence of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau. Households will be limited to 12 months of total grant assistance.
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Calendar for Community Outreach

Please check back shortly as we update our calendar below with in-person live support for application intake and/or questions.

This project is being supported, in whole or in part, by federal award number ERA0173 awarded to the State of Hawaii by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. This project is also being supported by the County of Kaua‘i.