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OFFICE OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

East Hawai‘i:  50 Wailuku Drive, Hilo, HI 96720-2456
(808) 961-8379 | Fax: (808) 961-8685

West Hawai‘i: 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Bldg B, 2nd Floor, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
(808) 323-4300  | Fax: (808) 323-4301

Section 8 Division: 1990 Kino`ole Street, Suite 105, Hilo, HI 96720-5293
(808) 959-4642 | Fax: (808) 959-9308

Email: ohcd@hawaiicounty.gov (Main office) | sec8info@hawaiicounty.gov (Section 8 Division)

HOUSING ADMINISTRATOR:  Stephen J. Arnett

ASSISTANT HOUSING ADMINISTRATOR: Susan K. Akiyama

DESCRIPTION: The Office of Housing and Community Development is responsible for the planning, administration and operation of all of the County of Hawai‘i’s housing programs such as the Section 8 rental assistance for qualified families. Its overall goal is to provide for the development of viable communities in Hawaii County by providing decent housing, suitable living environments and expanding economic opportunities.


Latest Information:

  Housing Agency Resource Guide - Listing, by managing agency, of Goverment-subsidized housing on the Big Island

 

Public Notices:

  Public Notice for the 2014 Action Plan for the County of Hawaii’s Consolidated Plan - Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Progam

  Ainakea Senior Residences in Kapa`au Hawai`i

  Hawai`i County Housing Agency Meeting Agenda - April 15, 2014

  Public Notice for the 2014 Section 8 Project-Based Certificate Program

 

Plans:

  2014 Draft Public Housing Agency (PHA) Annual Plan - July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015

  2014 Draft Action Plan of the Consolidated Plan (2010 - 2014)

  2010 - 2012 County of Hawai`i Annual Plan for Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998

  2010 - 2014 County of Hawai`i Consolidated Plan

 

Reports:

  Hawai`i Island Astronomy Workforce Opportunities Report For 2010-2023

  2013 Affordable Rent and Sales Guidelines

  2013 Income Schedule by Family Size

  2014 Allowance for Tenant Furnished Utilities and Other Services - Apartment Building (5+ Units)

  2014 Allowance for Tenant Furnished Utilities and Other Services - Single-Family

  2011 State of Hawai`i Homeless Persons Point-In-Time County Report

  2006 Housing Policy Study

  2006 Housing Policy Study:  The Hidden Homeless and Households at Risk of Homeless

  2011 SMS Housing Planning Study:

    Housing Planning Study - County of Hawai`i Report

    Housing Planning Study - Inventory Report

    Housing Planning Study - Rental Report

    Housing Planning Study - State of Hawai`i

    Housing Planning Study - Technical Report

 

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program:

  2014 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Proposal Packet 

 

Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program:

  FSS Program Information and Forms

  FSS Program Brochure

  FSS Interest Form A (Updated)

  FSS Interest Form B

  FSS June - Sept 2012 Informational Meeting Announcement

 

Homeownership Option Program (HOP):

  HOP Information and Forms

  HOP Brochure

  HOP Interest Form

 

Residential Emergency Repair Program (RERP):

  2012-13 RERP Information and Application Packet

 


Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity in Housing

In the State of Hawai‘i, it is illegal to Discriminate Against Any Person Because of Religion, Color, Sex, Ancestry/National origin, Age, Marital status, Disability, Race, Familial status, HIV infection, Sex or Sexual orientation.

If you believe you been denied housing because of your:  Age, Ancestry/National origin, Color, Disability, Familial status, HIV infection, Marital status, Race, Religious beliefs, Sex, or Sexual orientation,

please contact the Hawai‘i Civil Rights Commission (HCRC) (808) 974-4000 (enter extension 68636#);

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Print out a questionnaire form, complete it and mail to:

Hawai`i Civil Rights Commission
Princess Ke`elikolani Building
830 Punchbowl Street, Room 411
Honolulu, Hawai`i 96813

Fax to: (808) 586-8655

*The Commission does not handle any unfair treatment that is not due to one or more of the above reasons.

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Print out a complaint form, complete it, and mail it to:

Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Room 5204
451 Seventh St. SW
Washington, DC 20410-2000

Toll free at: 1 (800) 374-3247

 

Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act), prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other housing-related transactions based on:

  • Color
  • Disability
  • Familial status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women, and people securing custody of children under the age of 18)
  • National origin
  • Race
  • Religion
  • Sex

REMEMBER: IT IS ILLEGAL FOR AN OWNER OR ANY OTHER PERSON ENGAGING IN A REAL PROPERTY TRANSACTION, OR FOR A REAL ESTATE BROKER OR SALESPERSON TO RETALIATE AGAINST YOU FOR FILING A COMPLAINT OR FOR CONTACTING THIS COMMISSION.

 

Fair Housing Enforcement Program - Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i

This program also offers statewide services to victims of housing discrimination, regardless of their income or assets. If you believe that you are a victim of illegal housing discrimination, please call 1 (866) 527-FAIR (1-866-527-3247).

If you have additional questions or need assistance in completing any of the complaint forms, please call the Office of Housing and Community Development at (808) 961-8379.

 

Fair Housing Resources:

Fair Housing in Hawai‘i Poster

Fair Housing Laws and Executive Orders - Full text of the Fair Housing Laws and Presidential Executive Orders at HUD’s Website.

 

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