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Housing, Shelter, and LowIncome Assistance

Resources Referral Manual

on the Islands of Hawai’i

Original By: Te’miymah Yodhhewawhe (2013)

Revised By: Lafaele F. Fa’atamali’I (2014)

Current Revision By: Joe Hurtado (Summer 2015)

Chaminade University of Honolulu

Editor: Ronnie Mulford, Ph.D.

Table of Contents



Housing and Shelter Assistance

Homeless Services

Agencies of Shelter Stipend Programs

Agencies of Outreach Programs

Agencies of Housing Placement Programs

Agencies of Shelter Plus Care Programs

Low-Income/Subsidized Rental Housing


Housing and Shelter Assistance

Low-Income Housing Assistance


Housing and Shelter Assistance

Low-Income Housing Assistance


Housing and Shelter Assistance

Low-Income Housing Assistance

** The listings in this community referral resource manual are for reference only, and are not intended to be an endorsement, nor offer or replace medical advice.



This resource manual provides names and contact information for social service agencies providing everything from emergency shelters, transitional housing, permanent housing, rental assistance and lowincome housing on the islands of Hawai’i.



CATHOLIC CHARITIES: (808) 521-HELP (4357) Catholic Charities has a variety of programs for individuals, families, and seniors providing housing support. Please read through each program to find the one

suitable for your situation:

• HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM assists seniors, 62 years of age and older, with housing. The program provides counseling and access to affordable housing options, including shared housing / small group homes for seniors who are 62 years of age and older.

• SUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR VETERAN FAMILIES helps homeless veterans and those at risk of homelessness and their families achieve housing stability by providing resources that help them become or remain permanently housed.


provides emergency financial assistance for housing needs, when funding is available.

• MA'ILI LAND TRANSITIONAL HOUSING PROGRAM is a 44-unit project in Leeward O‘ahu for families with children who are homeless and unsheltered.

Education, employment preparation and case management services are required components of the program to help families gain the skills and resources needed to transition successfully to permanent housing. Phone: (808) 696-4885.


SPOUSES AND CHILDREN: (808) 681-3500

• Domestic Abuse Hotline: (808) 841-0822 (24 Hours / 7 Days) Transitional Housing is designed to help women and children end domestic violence and establish independent lives. These families live in CFS subsidized housing for up to 2 years, while mothers learn to improve self-esteem, gain job skills, learn financial literacy, and acquire healthy parenting skills.


 HONOLULU CENTER: (808) 548-7478 245 North Kukui Street, #101, Honolulu, HI 96817  WINDWARD CENTER: (808) 261-7478 69 North Kainalu Drive, Kailua, HI 96734 http://www.familypromisehawaii.org/ Our mission is to mobilize existing community resources to aid families with children experiencing homelessness and help them transition to sustainable independence.

Our Family Center in Honolulu is located in the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Kukui Center

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HALE KIPA: (808) 589-1829 EXT. 160 615 PIIKOI STREET, STE. 203, HONOLULU, HI 96814.

The agency provides shelter for youth ages 10-17 in need of temporary shelter because of abuse or neglect, being a runaway, of significant difficulty, and/or being placed in Child Protective Services.

HOUSING SOLUTIONS, INC.: (808) 973-0050 2734 South King Street, #100, Honolulu, Hawaii 96826 Promotes self-sufficiency for Hawaii's homeless through supportive housing. You

need to contact the shelter or permanent housing directly:






• PERMANENT HOUSING FOR LOW-INCOME PERSONS: 946-6953 GREGORY HOUSE: (808) 592-9022 200 North Vineyard Boulevard, Suite A310, Honolulu, HI 96817 Gregory House Programs provide housing and case management services for those infected by HIV/AIDS

• TRANSITIONAL HOUSING: 11 beds for eligible persons who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness; Community Residential Program has 15 beds for eligible homeless persons only. Program includes on-site classes, group activities, and intensive case management. Participants may stay up to two years while they work on issues that affect stability, gain skills, and set goals towards independent housing.

• EMERGENCY HOUSING: Temporary Shelter is provided to homeless persons for up to two weeks at a YMCA/economy hotel, while they work on a plan to secure more permanent housing and be more self-sufficient. Emergency Assistance provides short-term grants toward housing costs to end or prevent homelessness, such as security deposit, rent, utility, or mortgage.

• PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING: Several subsidy programs allow participants and their families to live independently in private rented units. Assisted units must be within the fair market rent limit and pass housing inspections.

Generally, participants pay a portion of their household income towards rent and the program pays the remainder.


HOUSING: (808) 622-2785 520 PINE STREET, WAHIAWA, HAWAII 96786 An affordable senior housing program for seniors 62 or older.

INSTITUTE FOR HUMAN SERVICES (IHS): (808) 447-2887 546 KAAAHI STREET, HONOLULU, HI 96817 IHS provides several homeless support programs. Please read through the following

list to find one suitable for you:

• SHELTER PLUS CARE: 447-2806 A supportive housing program that provides housing subsidies along with longterm supportive case management services to chronically homeless individuals who also have a disability. Individuals pay 30% of their income toward rent with the program subsidy providing the remaining dollar amount.

• TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES (TANF): 447-2862 Assists eligible families (single or two-parent households with at least one minor child under 18 years of age living in the home) with a security deposit and/or the first month’s rent and/or utility deposit. The TANF Program also assists eligible participants in obtaining and retaining suitable rental housing, provides case management services, landlord support, and mediation of landlord/tenant issues.


PROGRAM (HPRP): 447-2863 Assists households who would otherwise become homeless, primarily due to the ongoing current economic crisis. These households may include working individuals and families who may have had a short-term reduction in work hours or a layoff.

• FAMILY PROGRAM: 447-2815 Facilitates transition to permanent housing and promote resiliency and skills, which assist families to maintain long term permanent housing.

JOINT MILITARY FAMILY ABUSE SHELTER: (808) 533-7125 P.O. BOX 29217, HONOLULU, HI 96820-1617 Accepts individuals and/or their family members from all branches of the military who are active duty, retired, or reservist on active duty. The shelter will accept those experiencing spousal abuse, partner abuse, child abuse, sibling abuse, elder abuse, and/or the threat of abuse.

MENTAL HEALTH KOKUA: (808) 737-2523 1221 KAPIOLANI BOULEVARD, SUITE 345, HONOLULU, HI 96814 Mental Health Kokua is a statewide Ohana orientated program that offers outreach and community integration services for homeless persons who are mentally ill.

• SAFE HAVEN is for persons who are homeless and have a mental illness Safe Haven offers outreach, medical and psychiatric care, case management, 24-hour residential services, and social rehabilitation activities. Mental Health Kokua and Helping Hands Hawaii work collaboratively in operating this unique project in Downtown Honolulu.

• THERAPEUTIC LIVING PROGRAM is designed as an immediate, short-term alternative to institutionalization. Interim Housing services include community placement, access to clinical care, and linkage to needed community resources. Interim programs are located on Oahu and in Hilo.

• TRANSITIONAL RESIDENTIAL RESOURCES offers 24-hour supervised group residential facilities and individualized services in transitional housing settings. Agency projects in this category that serve consumers with serious mental illnesses are located on Oahu, in East Hawaii and West Hawaii, on Maui and on Kauai.

• SUPPORTIVE LIVING HOUSING is 24-hour supervised group residential facilities and individualized services in transitional housing settings. Agency projects in this category that serve consumers with serious mental illnesses are located on Oahu, in East Hawaii and West Hawaii, on Maui and on Kauai.


OHANA OLA: (808) 696-4095 ULU KE KUKUI: (808) 620-9011 The program offers a 24-month transitional housing for singles and couples with children.

ONEMALU: (808) 682-3869 48 BELLEAU WOODS STREET, KAPOLEI, HI 96707 Transitional housing program serving singles, couples and families.

SAFE HAVEN: (808) 524-7233 41 S. Beretania Street, Honolulu, HI 96813 Services Offered: Transitional Housing for Homeless Adults with Serious Mental Illness, Emergency Beds, Food, Outreach Services, Medical Clinic, Activity Center, Shower & Laundry Facilities and Mail & Phone Service.


HOUSING PROGRAM: (808) 599-6230 888 Iwilei Rd., Suite 250, Honolulu, HI 96817 Provides housing and employment opportunities to persons with serious and persistent mental illness in pursuit of recovery and life goals of their choosing.

THE SALVATION ARMY: (808) 591-5605 320 WARD AVENUE, SUITE 109, HONOLULU, HI 96814 The Family Services Office can provide emergency financial assistance for health and housing needs only. Applicants must be able to show that an emergency exists, that they have done all they can to resolve the problem on their own, and that they will be able to be financially self-sufficient in the future.


PROGRAM VOUCHERS: (808) 457-4662 A joint effort between HUD and VA to move Veterans and their families out of homelessness and into permanent housing. HUD provides housing assistance through its Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) that allows homeless Veterans to rent privately owned housing.

U.S. VETS SHELTER: (808) 682-9000 1772 SHANGRILA STREET, BUILDING 37 KAPOLEI, HI 96707 The shelter offers long-term transitional housing for U.S. veterans.

WAIANAE CIVIC CENTER - PAI 'OLU KAI 'AULU: (808) 696-6770 85-638 FARRINGTON HIGHWAY, WAIANAE, HI 96792 The program provides shelter for families and individuals and charges fees based on a sliding scale according to income.


A clean and sober service-enriched transitional housing program for homeless families with minor-aged children.

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Provide emergency and/or transitional shelter to stabilize the homeless and offer them a safe place to reassess and take control of their living situation.

Provide empowerment and case management to enable families to obtain and retain permanent housing, economic independence, and self-sufficiency for the long-term.

Provide services to homeless individuals and families including adequate meals or cooking facilities; client assessment/social services planning; case management;

job training; medical and social services referrals; childcare; educational and life skills classes; monitoring and follow-up after transitioning to permanent housing.

Alternative Structures International: (808) 696-2655 86-660 Lualualei Homestead Road Waianae, Hawaii 96792 www.asihawaii.org Ohana Ola o Kahumanu Shelter (Transitional, Families) 696-4095 Villages of Maili “Ulu Ke Kukui” (Transitional, Singles & Families) 620-9011 Catholic Charities Hawai‘i: (808) 524-4673 1822 Keeaumoku Street Honolulu, HI 96822 www.catholiccharitieshawaii.org Maili Land Transitional Housing Program (808) 521-4357 Family Promise of Hawaii: (808) 548-7478 245 N. Kukui Street, Suite 101 Honolulu, HI 96817 www.familypromisehawaii.org Honolulu Family Center (Emergency, Singles & Families) Family Promise of Hawaii: (808) 261-7478 69 North Kainalu Drive Kailua, Hawaii 96734 www.familypromisehawaii.org Windward Family Center (Emergency, Singles & Families) Gregory House Programs: (808) 592-9022 200 N. Vineyard Blvd., Suite A-310 Honolulu, HI 96817 www.gregoryhouse.org Gregory House (Transitional, Singles) Community Residential Program (Transitional, Singles) Holomua Na Ohana: (808) 259-6658 1325 Wilder Ave., #Makai 20 Honolulu, Hawaii 96822 http://holomuanaohana.org Onemalu Shelter (Transitional, Singles & Families) (808) 682-3869 Weinberg Village Waimanalo (Transitional, Families) (808) 259-6658 Honolulu Community Action Program: (808) 521-4531 33 South King Street, Suite 300 Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 www.hcapweb.org Kumuhonua (Transitional, Singles & Families) 682-5494 Kahikolu Ohana Hale O Waianae: (808) 697-7300 85-296 Ala Hema Street Waianae, Hawaii 96792 www.kohow.org KOHOW (Transitional, Singles & Families) Lighthouse Outreach Center: (808) 680-0823 94-230 Leokane St, Waipahu, HI 96797 http://www.churchservicehonolulu.com/ The shelter sleeps over 120 individuals and is open daily from 5:30 pm to 7:30 am. Guests are provided with an evening meal and lockers for personal items.

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