Honolulu Rental and Utility Relief Program Temporarily Reopens October 3, 2022 at 2pm

Posted on Sep 29, 2022 in Hot Topics

The Rental and Utility Relief Program will temporarily reopen for 8,000 new applications on October 3 at 2 p.m., at oneoahu.org/renthelp. This will help keep eligible renters safely housed this fall.

Here are tips to help renters get ready to apply:

  • Start gathering needed documents, including a government-issued photo ID, rental agreements, overdue rent or utility bills, tax returns and pay stubs, and proof of financial hardship since March 2020. A household must also earn at or below 80% of the area median income. See the FAQ for eligible income limits.

  • The Program is prioritizing new applicants and renters should apply only once. Duplicate applications will reduce the number of renters who receive help and slow down processing.

  • Renters who have received less than 18 months of support from RURP can also request additional funds directly from Catholic Charities Hawaiʻi (CCH) at [email protected] or the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) at [email protected], on or after October 3.

    • Please do not reapply at oneoahu.org/renthelp and do not reach out to CCH or CNHA to recertify before October 3. Requests for recertification received before October 3 at 2 p.m. may not be honored.

For both new applications and recertifications, CCH and CNHA may request additional information and documentation to validate a household’s situation.