August 9, 2020

Hawaii HUD Voucher Program (Section 8)

The Hawaii Housing Choice Voucher Program, also known as Hawaii Section 8, is a federal assistance program administered by the state that helps individuals on a low income with the payment of their rent. Hawaii Section 8 program participants are responsible for finding their own housing and contributing a percentage of their income toward the cost of rent. The Housing Choice Voucher program is then responsible for paying the remaining percentage directly to the participant’s landlord.

Hawaii HUD Voucher Program - Section 8

In order to participate in the program, one must meet the Hawaii Housing Choice Voucher program eligibility requirements. Eligibility is determined based on the annual gross income and size of the household. Generally, the income should not exceed 50% of the median income for the county of desired residence. Median income levels are determined by your local HUD office or housing authority, and are likely to vary by location.

Before you can be approved to participate in the Hawaii Housing Choice Voucher program, your financial information will be examined by your local housing authority. Your bank, employer and other government agencies may be contacted during this process. Note that Section 8 applicants must be U.S. Citizens or fall into a category of specified non-citizens who are eligible for immigration.

If you are eligible for the Housing Choice Voucher program, you will either begin receiving assistance or your name will be placed on a waiting list. How much assistance you receive will be mathematically determined by your local housing authority.

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  1. Michelle Bell says:

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  2. adrian castro says:

    Hello my name is Castro n I receive SSI. My question is about the situation of my living condition. Now I no Hawaii is a real playing roll n the HUD program, but I’m only a party of one. Yes I’m disabled n plan for a personal lifestyle of solitude on my own. Now n this day n age your state offers a special occasion program called the section 8 voucher program for individual units with over 12,500 units. I would like to receive an e mail from your local area of networks so I can get a personal level of understanding of what your project voucher program can offer me as an individual. Farewell email

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