Kaua‘i 2021 Coronavirus Rental and Utility Assistance Program (CRUA)

Program Quick Links

See the full Program Overview here

To apply click here 

To check your application status click here 

To recertify for additional assistance (required if previously funded):

Based on funding availability, and how many benefit months you have received, you may continue to receive additional rents and/or utility funding. A Recertification form and Vendor Verification form are required each time you recertify for at least 3 months of funding.

The AMI Income Limits have been increased.

How to Calculate Annual Median Income (AMI) example:

    • 2020 or 2021 tax return – add adjusted gross income for each household member
    • Add your last two (2) paychecks together, then multiply it by 12 (if paid twice a month) to calculate your AMI.

**If you get paid weekly, add the four (4) paychecks together

Example:

$500 (1st paycheck) + $450 (2nd paycheck) = $950 (monthly income)

$950 (monthly income) x 12 months = $11,400 (annual income)

Kaua‘i FCU has been taking applications for the CRUA program since May 10, 2021, to assist the residents of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau, who have demonstrated a reduction in household income due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with rent and utility assistance funding under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 which was enacted on December 27th, 2020.

Emergency Rental Assistance program round two from The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, enacted on March 11, 2021, provides funds “directly to states, U.S. territories, local governments, and (in the case of ERA1) Indian tribes.” These continued funds are to be used “to provide assistance to eligible households through existing or newly created rental assistance programs.” Kaua‘i FCU is honored to continue to partner with the County of Kaua‘i and Kūpa‘a Kaua‘i in disbursing these funds to our Kaua‘i & Ni‘ihau residents.

See the Media & Resources tab for more information on what you should know as a tenant and as a landlord, and links to additional resources from our partners.

Please refer to this FAQ for further questions.

Calendar for Community Outreach

For in-person online application assistance, please visit these locations on these dates and times.

In-person applications are for persons that need extra assistance to fill out their online applications. If you are able to access the internet and can sign on and apply on your own, we encourage that so that we respectfully reserve the space for those that need the help.

Mahalo for your cooperation.

  • June 2022 - September 2022
    • Ho`o mana Thrift Store (4531 Kuamoo Road) Every first Wednesday of the month, 2 pm-4 pm until September of 2022

To see past outreach click here.

 

 

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