HOʻĀLA ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

FUNDED BY THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU

& THE HAWAII RESILIENCE FUND 

our purpose

The purpose of the Hoʻāla Assistance Program (HAP) is to provide emergency financial assistance to Hawaiʻi residents facing hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. HAP is made possible through funding from the Hawaii Resilience Fund (Hawaiʻi Community Foundation and Pierre & Pam Omidyar) and the City and County of Honolulu. Assistance is awarded 1 per household and all payments are paid directly to the vendors.

what we fund

  • mortgage payment

  • rent payment

  • utility services

  • licensed childcare services

  • licensed eldercare services

Funds will go directly to vendors whom you have an obligation with.

What county are you a resident of?

 

HONOLULU

COUNTY RESIDENTS

eligibility

for Honolulu County Residents

  • Honolulu County Resident

  • 18 years of age or older

  • Demonstrates a loss of income and/or increased financial need directly resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Household income is 100% AMI or lower

  • Household liquid assets of $10,000 or lower

Honolulu County 100% Area Median Income (AMI) Table

Household Size

1 person

2 people

3 people

4 people

5 people

6 people

7 people

8 people

9 people

10 people

$120,500

$130,200

$139,800

$149,500

$161,500

Annual Household Income

$84,400

$96,400

$108,500

$173,500

$185,500

required documents

for Honolulu County Residents

  • Proof of Oahu Residency (one of the following):

    • Valid Hawaii State photo ID showing Oahu residency;

    • Or Photo ID and two months of valid documentation showing applicant’s name and address (i.e. utility, bank, and/or medical statements, paystubs);

  • Income Verification (ALL of the following from applicant AND all income generating household members): 

    • 2 most recent paystubs;

    • and 2 months most recent detailed bank statement for all accounts (must show transactions);

    • and public benefits, pension and/or retirement statement(s) (if applicable)

    • and 2019 or 2018 tax returns for self-employed individuals only

  • Proof of Hardship due to COVID-19 - one of the following:

    • Written notice from employer indicating loss of income due to COVID-19

    • Or other valid documentation showing hardship due to COVID-19
       

  • Document Reflecting Outstanding Payment (upload all applicable documents for your request):

    • Most recent Mortgage Statement

    • Most recent Rental Statement (lease agreements may also be requested)

    • Most recent Utility Statement (gas & electric, all other utility requests will depend on available funding) 

    • Most recent statement from Licensed Childcare Service or DHS provider

    • Most recent statement from Licensed Eldercare Service 

funding requirements

for Honolulu County Residents

  • Up to $1,000 per household for mortgage, rent, utilities, and eldercare paid directly to vendor

  • An additional $500 per household for licensed/certified childcare paid directly to vendor

  • Approved applicants may apply for additional monthly payments (up to 6 months) if household eligibility remains the same

Interested in applying?

Returning applicants copy and paste the following link into your browser

https://www.vistashare.com/p/cnha/hoala-assistance-program-portal/login/

 

HAWAIʻI, MAUI, & KAUAʻI 

COUNTY RESIDENTS

Due to limited funding, we are no longer accepting new applications from these counties

We encourage any Native Hawaiian Applicants from Hawaiʻi, Maui, & Kauaʻi Counties to apply for our Kahiau program. Click on the button below for more information. 

If you have already started an application or completed the pre-screening form for this program, please await further instructions regarding the status of your application.

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