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Landlord supports and incentives bring in landlords as partners to ensure that rental assistance recipients have adequate housing options in the private market.  Significant barriers exist for people to find rental units that accept housing vouchers as a form of payment. Landlord incentives and support programs help increase participation with housing voucher programs.  Recently passed ...
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Maui County Council Navigation Guide

Posted on May 27, 2022 in News

 As part of our continuing efforts to assist with County level advocacy, check out the new Maui County Council navigation guide developed by HICH staff and social work students. Click on the link below to view our navigation guide. Click here to go to the Maui County Council website. Click here to view our ...
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How To Use Our Website

Posted on May 9, 2022 in News

  The Governor’s Coordinator on Homelessness is part of the Hawai’i Department of Human Services, and works closely with Governor David Ige and his cabinet to provide for broad policy direction and coordination for the many stakeholders in Hawai’i addressing the issue of homelessness. In this video, our student interns from the U.H. Mānoa Thompson ...
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Hawaii County Council Navigation Guide

Posted on May 9, 2022 in News

 As part of our continuing efforts to assist with County level advocacy, check out the new Hawaii County Council navigation guide developed by HICH staff and social work students. Click on the link below to view our navigation guide. Click here to go to the Hawaii County Council website. Click here to view our ...
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To learn more, please view past infographics in the gallery below, or visit the ‘Ohana Zones section of our website.

The cost of rental application fees may pose a significant barrier to prospective tenants in Hawaii’s active rental housing market. Rental application fees are not currently regulated by Hawaii’s Landlord-Tenant Code, and landlords may require an upfront, non-refundable payment at the time a prospective renter applies for a vacant rental unit.  Unregulated collection of rental ...
Read More Policy Brief: Regulation of Rental Application Screening Fees for Potential Tenants

  As part of our continuing efforts to assist with County level advocacy, check out the new Kauai County Council navigation guide developed by HICH staff and social work students. Click on the link below to view our navigation guide. Click here to go to the Kauai County Council website. Click here to view our ...
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Free tax assistance is available for individuals experiencing homelessness, as well as other at-risk populations. Hawaii Interagency Council on Homelessness (HICH) staff have developed a series of infographics about the free VITA tax help program and credits your clients may be eligible for. In addition, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is ...
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Podcast – The Permanent Address

Posted on Mar 3, 2022 in Main, News

Season 2 – Episode 1  |  Rental Screening Fees March 7, 2022  |  Honolulu, HI Rental application screening fees are fees that are usually collected by landlords along with the submission of an application for a rental unit. These fees are intended to cover the costs of doing screenings such as credit checks on the ...
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  As part of our continuing efforts to assist with County level advocacy, check out the new Honolulu City Council navigation guide developed by HICH staff and social work students. Click on the image above or ‘Learn More’ below to view our navigation guide. Click here to go to the Honolulu City Council website. Click ...
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