Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc.'s Maui Fires Relief Transitional Housing Program continues to place individuals and families displaced by the wildfires – but has an urgent need for available rental units for six months.
With more applications in hand than can be funded, the program has suspended taking in new applications. However, placements continue and more than $600,000 in rental payments have been obligated so far.
The lack of available units has hindered the program, which pays for six months of rent and security deposit. Lease agreements are signed between the landlord and tenant with MEO paying the landlord directly.
Landlords or property managers with available units who would like to assist those displaced by the wildfires can initiate the process by sending a draft lease and photos of the unit to email@example.com.
Once you have fiilled out the form, an HHFDC representative will contact you to confirm your information and your participation. Due to the large influx of homeowner support requests, it may take us a few days to get back to you. We ask for your patience as we are working hard to process hundreds of applicants we have received. Once we have spoken with you and your information has been verified, we will release the information on our website’s list of available housing inventory.
Governor Josh Green, M.D. and the Hawaiʻi Housing Finance and Development Corporation (HHFDC) have launched the Hawaiʻi Fire Relief Housing Program. The goal of the program is to connect those in urgent need of housing due to the Maui fires, with Hawaiʻi homeowners willing to assist by offering unoccupied rooms, units or houses on a temporary basis. “We are asking folks in the community to rent out those extra rooms, the ‘ohana units or accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in their homes, vacation rentals, or whatever safe and secure rooms they have available,” Governor Green said.
Further details about the HHFDC Hawaiʻi Fire Relief Housing Program can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section here: HHFDC-Fire-Relief-Housing-FAQ.
HHFDC thanks the Hawai‘i Association of REALTORS® for making its Standard Form Rental Agreement available to property owners and landlords free of cost through a license agreement with HHFDC. Use of the Standard Form Rental Agreement by property owners and landlords is subject to the Standard Form Rental Agreement End User License Agreement.
Governor Josh Green, M.D. and the Hawai‘i Housing Finance and Development Corporation (HHFDC) have launched the Hawaiʻi Fire Relief Housing Program. The goal of the program is to connect those in urgent need of housing due to the Maui fires, with Hawaiʻi homeowners willing to assist by offering unoccupied rooms, units or houses on a temporary basis.
For Displaced Residents in Need of Housing
If you have been displaced or have been left houseless as a result of the wildfires, please fill out the Resident in Need of Housing Form. An HHFDC representative will then contact you to confirm and verify your information and try to connect you with the landlord of an available unit that meets your needs.
List of Available Housing Inventory
A listing of available inventory will be posted here every day at approximately 9:00am and 3:00pm Hawaii Standard Time. If you are in need, please contact the homeowners directly.
Need More Information? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Got more questions? Please email HHFDC at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 808-587-0469.
Our staff is available 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. HST, Monday - Friday.