Help available for HHL residents

Lessees who reside on Hawaiian Home Lands and are struggling to pay their mortgage, utilities, property taxes, insurance, or association fees as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible for assistance, the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands announced.

A new Homeowner Assistance Program will deploy $5 million in federal funds from the Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant in accordance with the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA).

The Homeowner Assistance Program will be administered by the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement. DHHL also recently partnered with CNHA to expand its Emergency Rental Relief Program.

Eligible applicants may not earn more than 80 percent of the area median income and will be asked to provide financial documents as part of the application process.

More information and application forms can be found by visiting hawaiiancouncil.org/kokua.


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