KAUAI EMERGENCY RENTERS’ ASSISTANCE
Since May 10, 2021, Kaua’i Federal Credit Union has been accepting applications for the CRUA program, which will provide rent and utility assistance to residents of Kaua’i and Ni’ihau who have demonstrated a reduction in household income due to the COVID-19 pandemic using funds from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Almost 900 households have received over $7 million in rental assistance and nearly $300,000 in utility assistance through this program, fulfilling the program’s mission of providing housing stability on the island of Kaua’i.
The moratorium, which had been in effect since April 2020, was extended until August 6, 2021. Landlords may begin the eviction process for non-payment of rent after August 6th. The State of Hawaii Homeless Initiative has compiled a list of resources related to the eviction moratorium. Legal Aid Hawaii also has additional resources, such as “your rights as a tenant” and “your rights as a landlord,” to help you determine your next steps.
More information on what you should know as a tenant and a landlord can be found under the Media & Resources tab, as well as links to additional resources from our partners.
Community Outreach Calendar
Please visit these locations on these dates and times for in-person online application assistance.
In-person applications are for people who need extra help filling out their online applications. If you have access to the internet and can sign on and apply on your own, we encourage you to do so so that we can respectfully reserve space for those who require assistance.
Thank you for your cooperation.
**Use a personal face mask and practice safe social distancing. Please do not come if you have any COVID-19 symptoms.
ACT 57 Changes
Emergency Rental Assistance Resources in Kaua’i Hawaii
Since May 10, 2021, Kaua’i Federal Credit Union has been accepting applications for the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021-funded Rent and Utility Assistance (CRUA) program to assist families who have seen a loss in household income as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. As a result of this campaign, approximately 900 homes on Kaua’i have received over $7 million in rental aid and nearly $300,000 in utility assistance.
The moratorium, which has been in effect since April 2020, will be extended until August 6, 2021. If a tenant fails to pay their rent after August 6, landlords may commence the eviction process. The State of Hawaii Homelessness Initiative has compiled a list of resources on the eviction moratorium. Other tools are available through Legal Aid Hawaii to assist you in better understanding your rights as a renter and landlord.
Need legal assistance to fight an eviction in Kaua’i? Try the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii.
- 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Kapaa Skate Park Pavilion
- Kapaa Skate Park Pavilion, September 9th, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
- Ho’omana Thrift Store is open from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the 18th (4531 Kuamoo Road)
- Hanapepe Neighborhood Center, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Kaua’i Federal Credit Union Kilauea Branch (2555 Ala Namahana Pkwy, Suite 801)
- The Kalaheo Neighborhood Center will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the 18th.
- The Hanalei Initiative will be held on September 19th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Kuhio Hwy, Suite E-205 in Hanalei)
- The Hanalei Initiative will be held on September 15th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Kuhio Hwy, Suite E-205 in Hanalei)
- 26th, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Pi’ikoi Building, Lihue
- 11th, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Pi’ikoi Building, Lihue
- Waimea Neighborhood Center is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the 19th.
- Kaua’i Federal Credit Union Kilauea Branch is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the 26th (2555 Ala Namahana Pkwy, Suite 801)
- Lihue Neighborhood Center, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., July 27th
- Intake Assistance for Pacific Islanders
- Translators will be on hand to help.
- 29th, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Pi’ikoi Building, Lihue