• 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.

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    Renter households that are extremely low income
    $28,290
    Maximum income for 4-person extremely low income household (state level)
    -24,816
    Shortage of rental homes affordable and available for extremely low income renters
    $75,158
    Annual household income needed to afford a two-bedroom rental home at HUD's Fair Market Rent.
    63%
    Percent of extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden
  • State Level Partners

    NLIHC Housing Advocacy Organizer

    Tori Bourret

    Tori Bourret

    202.662.1530 x244 | vbourret@nlihc.org

    State Partners

    There is currently no State Coalition Partner in this state. Learn more about becoming a State Coalition Partner here.

    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 outreach@nlihc.org

    Become a Member
  • Housing Trust Fund
    HTF 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 Tori Bourret 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.

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    Current Year HTF Allocation
    NLIHC Point Person for HTF Advocacy

    Gavin Thornton

    Co-Executive Director

    Hawai’i Appleseed

    808-587-7605

    gavin@hiappleseed.org

    State Designated Entity:

    Craig K. Hirai

    Executive Director

    Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation

    808-587-0641

    craig.k.hirai@hawaii.gov

  • Resources
    Resources

    Housing Profiles

    State Housing Profile

    State Housing Profile: Hawaii (PDF)

    Congressional District Housing Profile

    Congressional District Profile: Hawaii (PDF)

    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

    Out of Reach documents the gap between renters’ wages and the cost of rental housing. In Hawaii and Nationwide

    The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Rental Homes

    The Gap represents data on the affordable housing supply and housing cost burdens at the national, state, and metropolitan levels. In Hawaii and Nationwide

  • Take Action
    Tell Congress to Protect and Expand the National Housing Trust Fund
    Urge Congress to Pass a Budget with Strong Support for Affordable Housing Programs
    Tell Congress that Opportunity Zones Must Benefit Low Income People and Long-Term Residents