CLOSED COVID-19 ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS (2020)

Please note: 

We are no longer accepting applications for the State of Hawaii Rent Relief and Housing Assistance Program and the City and County of Honolulu Household Hardship Relief Program. More information on each program is below. 

 
Please do not call 211 to inquire about an application that you have already submitted. 211 operators do not have access to rental relief applications or current status information.  
 

STATE OF HAWAI'I RENT RELIEF AND HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

 Eligibility     Check Application Status Here     Press Release

As of December 31, 2020, AUW has paid out nearly $21 million in assistance to more than 4,000 households.

Aloha United Way (AUW) and our partners are continuing to process applications received by October 12, 2020 in the order they were submitted and completed reviewing and approving all eligible applications by December 30, 2020. Any pending landlord verification forms must be submitted by January 31, 2021 in order for payment to be issued.

To check the status of your State program application, please visit:
https://www.auw.org/rrhap-application-status

If your application status does not appear in the application lookup system, please refer to your original application. You may have submitted the application to a different rental/relief assistance program. Please see the information below regarding AUW’s partnership with the City and County of Honolulu for its assistance program.

*We will update these figures after all of the applications have been reviewed and final payments have been made in early 2021.


CITY & COUNTY OF HONOLULU HOUSEHOLD HARDSHIP RELIEF FUND

Aloha United Way (AUW) and our partners are continuing to process applications in the order they were submitted. AUW completed the final review and approval process for all eligible applications by December 30, 2020.

If you have an approved application pending with AUW, all required documents, including Landlord Verification Forms, should have been submitted by December 30, 2020.

Please note: Some applicants may have filed their application for this program through
Helping Hands Hawai'i or Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement.

For additional questions or concerns, please contact:
CommuntyImpact@auw.org or call 808-543-2247

*We will update these figures in 2021 after all applications have been reviewed and final payments made.


DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS COVID-19 EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (DRAP)

For DHHL rent assistance, or to apply,  call 543-2219 or email DRAP@auw.org

DHHL rental relief program provides rental assistance for Applicant Waiting List beneficiaries. Eligible native Hawaiians both on and off Hawaiian Home Lands who have experienced a loss of income or job as a result of COVID-19 may receive assistance for the payment of their security deposit and/or rent for up to 12 months. Applicants must have already been on DHHL’s Waiting List as of December 31, 2018.
 

Funding

DHHL’s COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program provides eligible beneficiaries with rental assistance using $7 million in Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant (NHHBG) funds. These funds were made available in accordance with the Native Hawaiian Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA) and other federal laws, including Public Law 115-141 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018. The Consolidated Appropriations Act allows NHHBG funds to be used to provide rental assistance to native Hawaiian families both on and off Hawaiian Home Lands.  


ALOHA UNITED WAY COVID-19 RENT & UTILITY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

IF YOU NEED HELP CALL 211 OR EMAIL INFO211@AUW.ORG.

Working with local foundations and businesses, Aloha United Way created the COVID-19 Rent & Utility Assistance Program to provide financial relief quickly to those at risk of losing their home or utility services.  The program supported individuals and families for any rent/utility arrears accumulated from March 15, 2020. (Currently at capacity)

Funding

The program is funded as part of the Hawaii COVID-19 Response & Recovery Fund in collaboration with community partners and foundations.

Harold K. L.  Castle Foundation   ·   HEI Charitable Foundation

J. Watumull Fund     ·     American Savings Bank     ·     Women United