Apply for mortgage relief from CNHA & DHHL Mortgage Relief Program

The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement is partnering with the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands to provide mortgage and utility assistance for DHHL lessees impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Apply here

Currently open and accepting applications for DHHL Lessees and homeowners on homestead land with imminent risk of homelessness or housing instability only.

▪ Household income at or below 80% Area Median Income (AMI) for Hawaii (see chart here)

Eligibility Requirements
  • Be 18 years or older
  • Be a DHHL Lessee and homeowner on homestead land
  • Prove one or members of household has qualified for unemployment benefits or experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or other financial hardship due to COVID-19
  • Demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability, unsafe or unhealthy living conditions, or any other evidence of such risk
  • Meet income qualification—less than 80% Area Median Income (AMI). Amount differs by county. See the chart below.
Eligible Expenses
  • Mortgage (maximum of 12 months)
  • Mortgage Arrears from April 2020 to current
  • Utilities (electric, gas, water/sewer, trash)
  • Homeowners Insurance
  • Property Tax
  • Homeowners/Flood Insurance & Association/Common Area Fees

Funds will go directly to vendors whom you have an obligation with.

To apply, call (808) 596-8155.

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For Lahaina & Kula residents impacted by the fires

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.