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Rent Relief & Housing Assistance Program (RRHAP)

Are you a renter experiencing a reduction of income and now facing eviction as a result of COVID-19? This program may be for you.

Covid-19 Rent Relief and Housing Assistance Program

Rent Relief and Housing Assistance Program (RRHAP)*

Covid-19 Rental Assistance

 

ADDITIONAL APPLICATIONS ARE CURRENTLY NOT BEING ACCEPTED

 

 

PURPOSE

The Rent Relief and Housing Assistance Program provides renters at risk of eviction with assistance in making their monthly rent. Applications for assistance are currently being accepted for rent payments. Rent payments can be made for amounts due from August 1 through December 28, 2020. Payments can be made in lump sums of up to three months at a time.

 

OBJECTIVE 

To assist renters who have experienced a reduction in income because of COVID-19 by providing rental payments to their landlords and property managers. The Rent Relief and Housing Assistance Program’s aim is to help eligible rental households avoid eviction by providing monthly rent payments. Payments will be made directly to landlords or property managers for eligible primary residences.

Honolulu County | up to $2000 per month per household

Hawaii, Kauai, Maui Counties | up to $1,500 per month per household

 

ELIGIBILITY FOR RENT RELIEF

  • Full-time Hawaii resident occupying a primary residence with a current and valid tenancy in the State of Hawaii
  • Individuals who are 18 years of age or older
  • Must be able to demonstrate a loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Have a total household income that does not exceed 100% of the HUD Area Median Income limits for 2020

2020 INCOME LIMITS FOR HOUSEHOLDS EARNING 100 PERCENT AREA MEDIAN INCOME

Household
Size
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Honolulu $88,000 $100,800 $113,400 $125,900 $136,000 $146,100 $156,200 $166,200 $176,300 $186,400
Hawaii $58,400 $66,700 $75,000 $83,300 $90,000 $96,700 $103,300 $110,000 $116,700 $123,300
Kauai $68,000 $77,700 $87,400 $97,100 $104,900 $112,700 $120,500 $128,200 $136,000 $143,800
Maui $71,800 $82,000 $92,300 $102,500 $110,700 $118,900 $127,100 $135,300 $143,500 $151,700

 

ELIGIBILITY PERIOD

August 1 – December 28, 2020

 

APPLICATION DUE DATE

December 15, 2020

 

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QUESTIONS?

 

HELPFUL RESOURCES 

If found ineligible for The Rent Relief and Housing Assistance Program and are at risk of losing my tenancy for other reasons, please visit the hihousinghelp.com for additional resources.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


*These Policies and Procedures do not address RRHAP assistance for homeowner association dues payments, mortgage payments, financial counseling assistance, or loan modification assistance. For each application, the applicant must demonstrate household loss of income (looking at the aggregate income of all adults) and the applicant will certify that the loss of income is a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. You must be able to certify that none of the requested rental payments has been paid under any government, charitable or other programs. If any portion of the payment made under RRHAP is also paid under any other program, the overlapping amount will be refunded to the RRHAP. The applicant will certify that no one is submitting a different application under the RRHAP for any rent payment being requested in the application. The initial payment can be made for up to three months at a time. Any months in addition to what is received will require recertification.