Apply for rental and housing assistance from the County of Maui Rental Assistance Program (RAP)

The County of Maui Rental Assistance Program (RAP)

Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc., (MEO) administers several County, State and Federally funded housing assistance programs and grants. Each program has different guidelines and requirements to best serve our community with different levels of need. Each application received is reviewed by a Housing Specialist to determine what current program may be available to best meet the client’s needs. If you have received assistance previously from another agency within a 12 month period or the same funding source, your application may deemed ineligible.

This program is designed to help individuals and families in Maui County with assistance on rental deposit, utility deposit and rental subsidy on a declining scale based on income and contingent upon the applicant’s circumstances.  All assistance is paid directly to the landlord of the rental or the utility company. This program is part of a homelessness prevention initiative, helping residents to get into and sustain consistent permanent housing.

Population served include people who are:

  • At-risk of homelessness (unable to pay rent).
  • In a dangerous or desperate situation.
  • Moving out from emergency or transitional housing.

Depending on need and available funds, this program may provide assistance with:

  • Security deposit.
  • Utility deposit (electric).
  • First month’s rent.
  • Rental subsidies.
  • Back Rent (Case by Case basis).

Please keep in mind this program requires case management and active participation for 12 months from assistance date.

If you have any questions please call our office at 808-249-2970 or email

resource categories

Explore more than 500 Resources

Find all resources for residents and businesses below by exploring the categories right for you.

Find Resources for Wildfire