Hawaii County Emergency Rental Assistance Application
The Hawaii County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) is funded through a federal grant from the County of Hawaii. The program is led by Hawaii Community Lending and administered by nonprofit partners: HOPE Services Hawaii, Hawaii First Federal Credit Union, Neighborhood Place of Puna, Habitat for Humanity Hawaii Island, The Salvation Army, and Hawaii County Economic Opportunity Council. ERAP provides rent or utility payments from March 2020 through September 2022 to applicants who have been impacted by COVID-19 not to exceed 15 months of total assistance. Your household is only eligible to receive ERAP assistance from 1 nonprofit provider.
Rent and utility payments are only eligible for primary residences in the County of Hawaii. Applicants must earn at or below 80% area median income and verify proof of hardship for each month they receive assistance. Priority will be given to households with annual incomes less than 50% area median income with one or more members that have been unemployed for at least 90 days. Payments for approved applicants will be made directly to the landlord, property manager or utility company. Approved applicants will also have access to financial counseling and housing stability services. Please visit the County of Hawaii’s ERAP website to complete an application with any one of the partners listed.
For more information and to apply: https://sites.google.com/view/hawaiicountyerap/home