Apply for Maui Host Housing Support Program for $375-$2,000 monthly stipend from CNHA

Maui Host Housing Support Program provides $375-$2,000 monthly stipend

The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement's newly-launched Host Housing Support Program provides financial assistance to households offering housing to individuals and families displaced by the Maui wildfires. During the initial phase of this pilot program, qualifying host households can receive financial support of $375 per person each month, depending on the size of the displaced family they are accommodating. Hosts may receive a monthly stipend of up to $2,000, which can be extended for up to 6 months.

It’s important to note that applicants do not need to be of Native Hawaiian descent to apply for this program.

Host households can use the financial assistance to cover additional costs like rent, utilities, groceries, household improvements and other necessities.

Who Can Qualify

  • The Host must be a Resident of the State of Hawaiʻi, hosting a family/individual(s) displaced by the Maui wildfires
  • The survivor family/individual’s pre-disaster primary residence, whether rented or owned, must be located in a confirmed disaster-impacted geographic area within Maui County. The residence should either be destroyed or have sustained significant structural damage necessitating extensive repairs. In cases where the damage is so extensive that repairs are not feasible, the family remains eligible.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must provide address of family/individuals whose home was damaged (impacted) by the Maui wildfires
  • Must pass a Housing Quality Standard inspection
  • Provide a brief explanation of how these funds will be utilized
  • Comply with monthly assessments of Applicant qualifications

Housing Requirements

Survivor families must

  • Be living in the Host family’s permanent housing accommodations to qualify for this program
  • Tents and temporary shelter living are not eligible
  • Access to a safe sleeping area, bathrooms, and kitchen/cooking area
Proof of housing and/or site visits may be required.

The level of assistance will be determined by the size of the survivor family as follows:

  • $500 per person
  • A maximum of $2,000 per month, for up to 6 months
  • $4 million commitment from Red Cross & HCF, in partnership with Maui County

Interested in Applying?

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply at CNHA’s Kāko‘o Maui Resource Hub located at Maui Mall in Kahului or apply online at

Applicants can also contact CNHA at 808-596-8155.

Apply in person at our Kākoʻo Maui Resource Center or start your online application.
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Talk Story with Mayor Bissen

Lahaina and Kula residents who have been impacted by the August fires are invited to talk story with Mayor Richard Bissen. There are several dates to choose from. Each talk story session will welcome up to 30 residents to give folks a chance to share mana‘o and ask questions.

Series of events from December 9 through January 27.