HPHA Kalakaua Homes

Posted on Aug 28, 2014 in Main, NEWS

The Hawai’i Public Housing Authority (HPHA) administers and manages State and federal low-income public housing, and rent subsidy programs. The HPHA is guided by a Board of Directors and consists of 11 members appointed by the Governor. The HPHA is the State’s largest residential landlord with almost 6,200 housing units throughout Hawai‘i.

The HPHA operates 5,331 federal low-income public housing units and another 864 State-funded units. Federal public housing is subject to regulations of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which also provides the majority of funding for the HPHA’s housing programs. To qualify for entry into public housing, applicants must meet low-income standards and other eligibility requirements.

The federally funded Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program and the State funded Rent Supplement Program enable low-income families or individuals to find private, market-rate housing in communities of their choice. These programs subsidize monthly rent payments.

The HPHA is an agency dedicated to a mission of public service. Staff asks all callers how the HPHA may serve their needs. They also assist, empower and equip families to improve their quality of life. The HPHA will continue to provide great customer service and looks forward to the future by building effective partnerships and reinvesting in the community.

For more information on the HPHA, including the HPHA’s most recent Annual Report, please visit: www.hpha.hawaii.gov/reportsstudies/index.htm