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.

As of November 1, 2022, the Hawaiʻi County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) began winding down. At this time, we will no longer be disbursing rent and utility assistance and are not accepting new applications. The County will be working to develop a new rent and utility assistance program that will
include connectivity to housing stability services such as workforce development programs, financial empowerment services, community services, and resources and the development of a sustainable housing plan. The County anticipates that this new program will be available in early 2023.

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

If you are at imminent risk of homelessness, please contact the Coordination Center at 808-501-1413 or complete an Assistance Request form here.

Since launching, ERAP has disbursed nearly $23 million in rent and utility assistance
helping more than 7,800 Hawai‘i Island children, and adults prevent eviction, utility
shutoffs, and homelessness. Locally and nationally, the program was identified as a
best practice in bringing together multiple nonprofit organizations to increase the
amount of assistance disbursed to the community.

Click here to view the County of Hawai’i’s November 1, 2022 ERAP Press Release
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