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Homelessness Awareness Month 2022

Posted on Oct 31, 2022 in News

November is Homelessness Awareness Month in the State of Hawai’i. In addition, the County of Hawai’i recognizes November as Housing Awareness Month, and the week of November 12th – 20th is recognized nationally as Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Throughout the month, advocates and providers statewide will be hosting a range of events and initiatives ...
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The State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 provided critical stopgap funding to Hawaii’s local governments. Some State Fiscal Recovery Funds were used to support or expand existing services and programs during the 2021-2023 biennium. This policy brief outlines the impact of State Fiscal Recovery Funds on homeless ...
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To read the full report, visit: This report was prepared by Lindsay Apperson, MPP Candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School, through the Joint Center for Housing Studies’ Housing and Community Development Fellowship. Support was provided by Emma Grochowsky, Special Assistant in the Office on Homelessness and Housing Solutions. We’d like to thank all those ...
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ACT 310 – What You Need To Know

Posted on Aug 4, 2022 in News

Hawaii passed Act 310 into law in 2022 with the aim of decreasing source of income discrimination against people who use rental assistance. Act 310 will prohibit certain landlords from discriminating against prospective and current tenants based on participation in Permanent Supportive Housing programs or any Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. For more ...
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Act 287 – What You Need To Know

Posted on Aug 2, 2022 in News

Act 287 aims to provide landlords with incentives to participate in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. Act 287 requires the Hawaii Public Housing Authority (HPHA) to establish a landlord incentive program to ease burdens that may prevent landlords from participating in the Section 8 HCV program. It also requires HPHA to establish ...
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ACT 57 Ends On August 6, 2022

Posted on Jul 8, 2022 in News

The eviction moratorium ended on August 6th, 2021, triggering Act 57 to protect tenants who have fallen behind on rent. This included an increased notice period from landlords on their intention to evict and access to free mediation services. For more info, visit:

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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