- State Data Overview
Across Hawaii, there is a shortage of rental homes affordable and available to extremely low income households (ELI), whose incomes are at or below the poverty guideline or 30% of their area median income (AMI). Many of these households are severely cost burdened, spending more than half of their income on housing. Severely cost burdened poor households are more likely than other renters to sacrifice other necessities like healthy food and healthcare to pay the rent, and to experience unstable housing situations like evictions.KeyFacts36,317Or19%Renter households that are extremely low income$27,950Maximum income for 4-person extremely low income household (state level)-20,512Shortage of rental homes affordable and available for extremely low income renters$75,158Annual household income needed to afford a two-bedroom rental home at HUD's Fair Market Rent.65%Percent of extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden
- State Level Partners
Become an NLIHC State Partner
NLIHC’s affiliation with our state coalition partners is central to our advocacy efforts. Although our partners' involvement varies, they are all housing and homeless advocacy organizations engaged at the state and federal level. Many are traditional coalitions with a range of members; others are local organizations that serve more informally as NLIHC's point of contact.
Inquire about becoming a state partner by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
- Housing Trust FundHTF Implementation Information
NLIHC continues working with leaders in each state and the District of Columbia who will mobilize advocates in support of HTF allocation plans that benefit ELI renters to the greatest extent possible. Please contact the point person coordinating with NLIHC in your state (below) to find out about the public participation process and how you can be involved. Email Joseph Lindstrom with any questions.
Hawaii will subgrant 50% of its HTF allocation each year to the City and County of Honolulu. The remaining 50% will be subgranted to neighbor island counties on a rotating basis, as the state has done in the past with its HOME program allocations. In FY16, the County of Kauai received 50% of Hawaii’s HTF allocation. In FY17, the County of Maui is to receive 50%. Subgrantees such as Honolulu, Kauai, and Maui must have their own local HTF Allocation Plan.Current Year HTF Allocation
$3,000,000HTF State Resources
HTF Allocation Plan (PDF)
August 2016 Substantial Amendment to in 2016-17 Annual Action Plan; (HTF-specific Allocation Plan starts on page 55) (PDF)11 MB
State Housing Profile
Congressional District Housing Profile
Research and Data
National Housing Preservation Database
The National Housing Preservation Database is an address-level inventory of federally assisted rental housing in the United States.
Out of Reach: The High Cost of Housing
The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Rental Homes
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