Mayor Victorino announced today that the federally funded Maui County Emergency Rental Assistance Program will start accepting online applications today from Maui County households.
“We want to help both tenants and landlords who are struggling financially from the economic effects of COVID-19,” Mayor Victorino said. “The Emergency Rental Assistance Program is a powerful way to get assistance to those who need it most by helping to pay overdue rent or household utility bills.”
Those interested in more information or want to apply should go to the following website for more information: https://mauicounty.gov/MauiRentHelp
The Maui County Emergency Rental Assistance Program Help Line is (808) 873-4673.
The program requires a qualifying household to:
Only one person per household should apply. In addition, landlords may apply on behalf of their tenants, with the tenants’ permission. To apply for assistance, households must first complete an online pre-screening form. Once the pre-screening form has been received and reviewed, applicants will be contacted with further guidance on next steps.
For households that qualify, the program will pay:
The Maui County Emergency Rental Assistance Program can provide assistance towards bills going back to March 13, 2020, current bills, or future bills, depending on a household’s needs. Households who have received previous rent or utility assistance from other COVID-19 relief programs and are in need of further assistance are also encouraged to apply. Program staff will verify previous assistance received to prevent duplication of services.
Catholic Charities Hawaiʻi has been selected to administer the program in partnership with the County of Maui.
“We know that our community is still experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and that many residents are still in need of assistance,” said Catholic Charities Hawaiʻi President and CEO Rob Van Tassell. “This emergency rental assistance program is meant to keep tenants in their homes and safely sheltered, while ensuring landlords are properly compensated. We thank Mayor Victorino and the Maui County Council for allowing Catholic Charities Hawai'i to be a part of this important program.”
Charts: Income Qualifications for the Maui County Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Size of Household
Annual Income Limit to Qualify
Less than $35,900 a year
Less than $41,000 a year
Less than $46,150 a year
Less than $51,250 a year
Less than $55,350 a year
Less than $59,450 a year
Less than $63,550 a year
Less than $67,650 a year
Less than $57,400 a year
Less than $65,600 a year
Less than $73,800 a year
Less than $82,000 a year
Less than $88,600 a year
Less than $95,150 a year
Less than $101,700 a year
Less than $108,250 a year