CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU RENT AND UTILITY RELIEF FUND

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CATHOLIC CHARITIES

Our Purpose

CNHA has partnered with the City & County of Honolulu and Catholic Charities of Hawaii to administer a $114 million dollar Rental and Utility Assistance Program to support Honolulu residents impacted by COVID-19.

If qualified the program can assist residents pay their rent and utility bills for up to 12 months.

Program Update

We have reached 8,000 applications and the portal at oneoahu.org/renthelp is now temporarily closed to allow us time to process applications. We will be working with Catholic Charities in reviewing where applications came from to see if funds are being distributed equitably to those most in need. Mahalo for your understanding as we process these applications.

Here are the qualifications for the program and the documents needed for an application when the program opens:

Who Can Qualify

  • Oʻahu residents who are renting on-island.

  • Proof of COVID-19 pandemic related job loss, unemployment, or pay reduction.

  • Proof of difficulties paying for rent and utilities.

  • One person per household can apply.

  • There will be income limits for eligible households.

  • Applications will open in phases. Phase One will open with applicants with total household income at or below 50% AMI.

  • In Phase One, household income must not exceed 50% AMI (see chart).

Honolulu County 50% Area Median Income (AMI) Table

Household Size

1 person

2 people

3 people

4 people

5 people

6 people

7 people

8 people

$62,950

$68,000

$73,050

$78,100

$83,100

Annual Household Income

$44,100

$50,400

$56,700

Documents Needed To Apply

  • Government-issued photo ID.

  • Proof of Oʻahu residency.

  • Rent agreement.

  • Past due rent or utility notice.

  • 2020 tax documents or pay stubs of two (2) months most recent income.

  • Proof of COVID-19 pandemic related hardship, such as an Unemployment Insurance letter, or letter of termination from employer.

  • Additional documents may be required.

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