WHAT IS RENT SUPPLEMENT?

 

The Rent Supplement Program is a State-funded program.  It helps eligible families pay part of their monthly rent. 

Each family must pay at least 30% of their adjusted family income for rent. 

The difference between that amount and the total monthly rent, up to a maximum of $500.00 per month, is paid directly to the owner or his agent. 

 

WHO CAN QUALIFY?

 

Each family must meet the following requirements:

1)   Must be renting a proper size unit for their family size.

2)   Must provide reasonable assurance that they can pay their rent on time.

3)   Must not have any outstanding debts owed to the Hawaii Public Housing Authority.

4)   Must be a resident of the State of Hawaii.

5)   Must not own or have majority interest in a dwelling unit on the same island on which they seek Rent Supplement assistance.

6)   Must be within the following income and asset limits:

 

2019 INCOME LIMITS

 

Family Size

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2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Honolulu County MFI: $99,000

Very Low Income - 50%

 

$42,200

 

48,200

 

54,250

 

60,250

 

65,100

 

69,900

 

74,750

 

79,550

Hawaii County - MFI: $70,100

Very Low Income - 50%

$27,500

31,400

35,350

39,250

42,400

45,550

48,700

51,850

Kauai County - MFI: $90,000

Very Low Income - 50%

 

$31,500

 

36,000

 

40,500

 

45,000

 

48,600

 

52,200

 

55,800

 

59,400

Maui County - MFI: $83,800

Very Low Income - 50%

 

$34,200

 

39,050

 

43,950

 

48,800

 

52,750

 

56,650

 

60,550

 

64,450