Emergency Rental Assistance

Hawai’i County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

Grants for rent, utilities, and rental deposits for low-income Hawai’i island renters.

Effective August 19, 2022, ERAP will temporarily pause new applications to process existing applications. During this time, new applications will not be able to be submitted. Applicants already enrolled in ERAP do not need to reapply, and program partners will continue to pay out assistance without disruption. Applicants who applied before August 19, 2022, and are in the process of finalizing their application, will continue to have their applications processed and funded. Hawaiʻi Community Lending and its partners anticipate that the ERAP application portal will re-open to accept applications on or before the end of September 2022.

During this program pause, we encourage you to consider applying for available job opportunities and enrolling in no-cost financial counseling offered through the Financial Empowerment Centers.  Find more information at www.HawaiiCountyERAP.org.

As of August 18, 2022, the Hawaiʻi County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), administered by local nonprofits, has successfully distributed more than $20 million in emergency rental assistance to 7,312 Hawaii Island residents. This has been a tremendous infusion of much-needed assistance into the community.

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