Almost everyone on Maui and across the state has felt the financial impacts of COVID-19 in some way. Even with reassurances from the Governor’s office on Oahu that life in Hawaii will return to some form of normal soon, there are still families who are struggling to pay their bills every month and will continue to struggle even as Hawaii’s economy recovers. If you have found yourself in a situation where you can’t pay rent on your home there is a rental assistance program that may be able to help.
The County of Maui is offering rental assistance to those families that have either lost work or had their income reduced by 25% or more as a result of COVID-19. For eligibility, your household income needs to be at or below 60% of the Area Median Income. Here is a breakdown of both income and household size to determine if you are able to apply:
The rental assistance program is being offered by a HUD Federal Block Grant through the HOME Program. Again, if you find yourself in the stressful position of not being able to pay rent for your home, click here for more information or call the Family Life Center Maui at (808) 877-0880.