Rent & Mortgage Assistance Fund - UPDATE 11/5/20 -APPLICATIONS CLOSED
We have about 300 applications pending review and our team is currently working through them. See below for more info and additional resources. Mahalo for your understanding.
Hawaii County Rent and Mortgage Assistance Program Closes Applications
HILO, HI – Six Hawaii Island-based nonprofit organizations joined today to announce the Hawaii County Rent and Mortgage Assistance Program (RMAP) has closed its applications effective November 5, 2020.
The program’s on-island nonprofit partners will process remaining applications in their pipeline and refer all RMAP applicants to additional services.
By the end of November, a total of $8.25 million in housing assistance grants will have been disbursed, helping more than 3,500 island residents with housing payments since the program’s inception in August.
Individuals and households in need of housing assistance are encouraged to seek additional services including landlord-tenant mediation, assistance with requesting mortgage loan modifications, financial counseling, and other programs available on-island.
More information about these programs and recorded information sessions on these available services will be posted on the Hawaii County RMAP website at https://sites.google.com/view/
Those interested in accessing the recorded information sessions are encouraged to check the website regularly. All recordings will be available by November 30, 2020.
For more information visit https://sites.google.com/view/
Additional Services Available
County of Hawaii Financial Navigator Program. Free remote program to help residents navigate critical financial issues related to the pandemic https://www.hawaiifirstfcu.com/community-resource-center/
State of Hawaii Rent Relief Housing Assistance Program. Applications are currently closed. To check the status of the State’s program visit https://www.hihousinghelp.com/
Utility Grant Assistance – Hawaii County Economic Opportunity Council. Visit https://hceoc.net/ or call 808.961.2681, ext. 400.
Financial Counseling and Loans – Hawaiian Community Assets. Enroll online at www.HawaiianCommunity.net, click Client Intake or call 808.934.0801.
Financial Counseling and the Financial Navigator Program- Hawaii First Federal Credit Union. Enroll https://www.hawaiifirstfcu.com/community-resource-center/
Landlord-Tenant Mediation – Kuikahi Mediation Center. Visit https://hawaiimediation.org/landlordtenant/ or call 808.935.7844, ext. 2.
Landlord-Tenant Mediation – West Hawaii Mediation Center. Visit https://whmediation.org/ or call 808.885.5525
Recorded Information Sessions
There will be recorded information sessions on the services listed above placed on this website over the next several weeks. We encourage you to check back regularly so you can access these information sessions. All information session recordings will be available on the website by November 30, 2020.
Stay safe and healthy. Malama pono,
Hawaiian Community Assets, Hawaii Community Lending, Hawaii First Federal Credit Union, Habitat for Humanity Hawaii Island, HOPE Services Hawaii, Hawaii Island Home for Recovery, Neighborhood Place of Puna
For more information, see Hawai’i County’s RMAP site: https://sites.google.com/view/hawaiicountyrmap