Housing Agency

The Kaua‘i County Housing Agency

Mission Statement: To provide greater opportunities for affordable housing and to support community development for the residents of the County of Kauaʻi.



Announcements

PUBLIC NOTICE

Comments for proposed affordable housing development in Puhi now accepted until February 21, 2024

LĪHU‘E – The County of Kaua‘i Housing Agency will continue to receive comments on the draft Environmental Assessment for the proposed Kahua Ho’oulu Affordable Housing
Development Project located in Puhi. Comments will now be accepted until Wednesday, February 21, 2024.

This proposed housing development would include up to 60 multi-family affordable units as well as include a planned education center on County-owned land in Puhi. The proposed project seeks to accommodate a blend of affordable incomes.

The draft Environmental Assessment may be viewed here:    Draft Environmental Assessment Kahua Ho'oulu Affordable Housing Development(PDF, 47MB)

All persons who wish to comment on the draft Environmental Assessment may submit written comments to Kaua‘i County Housing Agency, 4444 Rice Street, Suite 330, Līhu‘e, Hawai‘i 96766, Attn: Koa Duncan or via email at rduncan@kauai.gov.  All comments received by February 21, 2024, will be considered.

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

Housing Agency announces Public Meeting for Proposed Affordable Housing Project

The County of Kaua‘i Housing Agency announces a public meeting to present the draft Environmental Assessment for the Kahua Ho’oulu Affordable Housing Development project.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2024, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Kauai Philippine Cultural Center in Līhu‘e.

This proposed housing development would include up to 60 multi-family affordable units as well as include a planned educational center on County-owned land in Puhi. The proposed project seeks to accommodate a blend of affordable incomes.

The meeting is being held in order to present the proposed project and receive comments from the public in accordance with Hawai‘i Revised Statutes (HRS), Chapter 343; Environmental Impact Statements, and associated Hawai‘i Administrative Rules (HAR) Title 11, Chapter 200.1; Environmental Impact Statement Rules, as well as the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Parts 1500-1508) and 24 CFR Part 58; Environmental Review Procedures for Entities Assuming United States Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Environmental Responsibilities.

The draft Environmental Assessment may be reviewed here: 

 Draft Environmental Assessment Kahua Ho'oulu Affordable Housing Development(PDF, 47MB)

All interested persons who wish to comment on the draft Environmental Assessment may do so at the public meeting, or may submit written comments to Kaua‘i County Housing Agency, 4444 Rice Street, Suite 330, Līhu‘e, Hawai‘i 96766, Attn: Koa Duncan or via email at rduncan@kauai.gov.  Please send all comments by February 7, 2024.

If you need an ASL Interpreter, materials in an alternate format, or other auxiliary aid support, or an interpreter for a language other than English, please contact Koa Duncan at 241-4444 or rduncan@kauai.gov before the meeting date.

 


County of Kaua‘i

Legal Public Notice
Annual Action Plan 2024
Consolidated Plan 2020-2025
CDBG Application

To All Interested Agencies, Groups & Persons:

Pursuant to 24 CFR Part 91, notice is hereby given that the Kaua‘i County Housing Agency will hold in-person and virtual public meetings in preparation for the fifth program year of the Consolidated Plan 2020-2025 (CP) and Annual Action Plan 2024 (AAP), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program, and Housing Trust Fund (HTF) Program.  The Housing Agency anticipates receiving federal grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  Public meetings will be held to discuss the use of federal grant funds for community needs, and receive public comment and input.  Following the virtual public meeting, a CDBG informational webinar will be held to provide information on how to apply for funding.  The County of Kaua‘i will hold combined in-person and virtual meetings with the State Hawai‘i Housing Finance and Development Corporation (HHFDC) on:

Monday, October 9, 2023 at 1:00 pm – (in-person) Kapa‘a Neighborhood Center – 4491 Kou Street, Kapa‘a (County)

Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 2:00 pm (virtual) (County & HHFDC) Link to: Microsoft Teams Meeting

Monday, October 16, 2023 at 10:00 am (in-person) Mo’ikeha Building, Meeting Room 3 – 4444 Rice Street, Līhu‘e (County & HHFDC)

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at 3:00 pm (in-person) Waimea Neighborhood Center – 4556 Makeke Road, Waimea (County)

Connectivity information to attend the virtual meeting and webinar is on the County’s website: https://www.kauai.gov/Housing.

The purpose of the CP and the AAP is to ensure that jurisdictions receiving federal assistance plan for housing and community development related needs in a way that improves availability and affordability of decent, safe, and sanitary housing and creates economic opportunities for low- to moderate-income families in our community. The CP focuses on three areas of concern: housing, homelessness, and community development.  To receive funds made available under certain HUD programs, the County and State must have a housing strategy and CP that has been approved by HUD.

Documents, materials and information on how to apply for CDBG funding will be available at the meeting and posted on the Housing Agency’s website at: https://www.kauai.gov/Government/Departments-Agencies/Housing-Agency/Housing-Community-Development/Community-Development-Block-Grant-Program-CDBG

A recording of the webinar will also be available on the website.  A link to online applications will be available on October 6, 2023.  NO PAPER APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Deadline to submit CDBG applications online is December 8, 2023, at 4:30 p.m.

Interested persons are invited to attend in-person or virtual public meetings and provide comments.  Written comments may be mailed to 4444 Rice Street, Suite 330, Līhu‘e, HI 96766 or emailed to kbarros@kauai.gov or sfranco@kauai.gov.  All comments received by November 20, 2023 will be considered in preparing the AAP 2024.

Closed captioning services will be provided for the virtual meeting and webinar.  If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, email housing@kauai.gov as soon as possible, preferably ten (10) days prior to the meeting date or call 241-4444.   If a response is received after that, we will try to obtain the auxiliary aid/service or accommodation, but we cannot guarantee that the request will be fulfilled. Upon request, this notice is available in alternate formats such as large print, Braille, or electronic copy.

By Order of the Mayor
County of Kaua‘i
Derek S.K. Kawakami
Mayor

(Publish Date: 9/21/2023)


Public Notice

COUNTY OF KAUAI

LEGAL PUBLIC NOTICE

To All Interested Agencies, Groups & Persons:

Pursuant to 24 CFR Part 91, notice is hereby given that a draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for program year 2022 (7/1/22-6/30/23) is available for review and comment.  The CAPER is an annual review of progress made in carrying out priorities and activities for the County’s 5-year Consolidated Plan (2020-2025).  The CAPER provides an assessment of the County’s progress in meeting objectives for the federal Community Development Block Grant Program, HOME Investment Partnership Program, and Housing Trust Fund Program.

The draft CAPER 2022 is available online on the County’s Housing Agency webpage. To receive a copy by mail, please call 808-241-4444.  Upon request, this document is available in alternate formats such as large print or electronic copy.  All interested persons who wish to comment on the CAPER may submit comments to Kauai County Housing Agency, Attn: Kerri Barros, or via email kbarros@kauai.gov, no later than 4:30 p.m. on September 11, 2023.  All comments received will be considered prior to submission of the final CAPER to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

County of Kaua’i
By Order of the Mayor
Derek S.K. Kawakami

(08/23/23) 

The Housing Policy for the County of Kaua'i

The purpose of Ordinance No. 860 is to establish by law a housing policy in furtherance of the goals and objectives identified for the Kauaʻi County Housing Agency in Section 2-1.16 of the Kauaʻi County Code 1987. Ordinance No. 860 includes workforce housing requirements for residential and resort developments, and codifies procedures used to administer housing development programs. The Ordinance is effective June 10, 2008 as Ordinance No. 860(PDF, 165KB) .

Administrative Rules(PDF, 999KB) know as "The Administration of Chapter 7A, Kaua'i County Code, Pertaining to the Housing Policy for the County of Kaua'i" was adopted on July 21, 2015 for the purpose of implementing the goals and objectives of Chapter 7A, Kaua'i County Code 1987. Ordinance NO. 1081, Bill NO. 2774, Draft 5 Amending Ch. 7A COK Code 1987 Housing Policy Signed by Mayor Octoer 29, 2020(PDF, 7MB) .

2022 Income, Rental and For Sale Limits

Pursuant to Ordinance No. 860, US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides the County with the Kaua'i median household income amount each year. In addition, HUD provides income limits, by household size, for extremely low income households that earn thirty percent (30%) of the median household income, very low income households that earn fifty percent (50%) of the median household income, households that earn sixty percent (60%) of the median household income, and low income households that earn eighty percent (80%) of the median household income. The Housing Agency provides Workforce Housing and Gap Group income limits utilizing the Kaua'i median household income and HUD's methodology.

2023 Kauai County Income Limits(PDF, 35KB)

2023 Rental Limits by Family Size(PDF, 20KB)

2023 Rental Limits by Bedroom Count(PDF, 16KB)

2023 Sale Limits by Family Size(PDF, 200KB)

2023 Sale Limits by Bedroom Count(PDF, 155KB)

2023 Sale Limits by Income-Bedroom Size(PDF, 176KB)


Department Head

photo of Adam Roversi

Adam Roversi

Director