Welcome to the Existing Housing Division of the Hawaii County Office of Housing and Community Development. HPHA's efforts focus on developing affordable rental and supportive housing, public housing, and the efficient and fair provision of housing services to individuals. There are 7 different housing and rent assistance vouchers administered by the OHCD. These programs are designed to help low-income families find safe and affordable housing in the private market.
This law amends the Native American Self-Determination and Housing Assistance Act (NAHASDA) of 1996 and creates a new Title VIII, entitled “Housing Assistance for Native Hawaiians.” The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to Hawaii County to manage housing voucher programs. The DPP regulates affordable housing units built as part of market-driven developments (as opposed to government-funded and planned housing). Development activities currently being carried out include land improvements for new affordable housing construction and financial assistance so that eligible families can purchase and rehabilitate affordable housing.
Affordable housingis a term that formally refers to government-regulated houses and apartments that are reserved for families with certain incomes, at a certain price, and for a specific period of time.
Download the application forms for certification of newly built or renovated housing projects or for certification of rents received in affordable rental housing projects, as appropriate, online on the affordable housing page. This program, known as the city's affordable housing requirement, requires affordable housing in residential developments with 10 or more units for sale, with a few exceptions. Notwithstanding the provisions of this document, no project will be considered an “eligible housing project” unless it is a “housing project for low or moderate income individuals”, as defined in section 39A-281 of the HRS. This redevelopment project not only addresses the urgent need for affordable housing in Hawaii, but it also serves as a model for other states in the country facing similar challenges.
Chapter 32 of the ROH establishes flexible development rules and financial incentives for affordable rental housing (ARH) projects, as long as a minimum of 80% of housing units are rented to people who earn no more than 100% of the Honolulu Area Median Income (AMI) for a minimum of 15 years. The Department of Housing and Urban Development will end with the emergency proclamation of the governor of the state of Hawaii. Each year, the city releases its maximum income and rent guidelines for affordable housing, which are based on figures released by the U. The DHHL has identified a variety of affordable housing activities to address the critical housing needs of Native Hawaiians across the state of Hawaii.
The use of NHHBG funds is limited to affordable housing activities that meet the requirements for low-income Hawaiian native Hawaiian citizens (who do not exceed 80% of the area's median income) and who may reside in their Hawaiian homelands. The Existing Housing Division of Hawaii County, of the Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD), administers federally funded housing assistance programs through the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Hawaii offers several types of subsidies to help low-income families find safe and affordable housing in the private market. These subsidies include vouchers administered by OHCD, NAHASDA funds, DPP regulations, city's affordable housing requirement, ROH incentives, HUD emergency proclamation, DHHL activities, NHHBG funds, and more.
To qualify for these subsidies, applicants must meet certain criteria such as income level requirements or be part of a specific group such as Native Hawaiians or low-income individuals. Applicants must also fill out an application form which can be found online on the OHCD website or on other relevant websites. In conclusion, there are several types of subsidies available for affordable housing in Hawaii that can help low-income families find safe and affordable homes in the private market. These subsidies are administered by OHCD, NAHASDA funds, DPP regulations, city's affordable housing requirement, ROH incentives, HUD emergency proclamation, DHHL activities, NHHBG funds, and more.
To qualify for these subsidies applicants must meet certain criteria such as income level requirements or be part of a specific group such as Native Hawaiians or low-income individuals.