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.



Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Public Notice for 2023 Acton Plan

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Kaua‘i County Housing Agency

Legal Public Notice for Public Comment


In accordance with 24 CFR 91 of the federal regulations relative to citizen participation for the HOME Investment Partnerships Program Community Housing Development Organization (HOME-CHDO) Funds under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Kaua‘i County Housing Agency (KCHA) gives notice of the following project to utilize PY22 HOME-CHDO grant funds:


Proposed Project:                                Scattered -Lot Development Project

                                                              Wailua House Lots, TMK4-1-011-106

                                                              Wailua, Kauai, Hawaii 96746

Organization:                                         Kaua‘i County Housing Agency

Total Grant Funding PY21:                   $450,005.85

Description: Development of the Scattered Lot Development of the Wailua House Lots, consisting of on-site parcel improvements for approximately 0.5222 acreage of land to CPR into three lots for the construction of three single family residences.


Written comments may be submitted via email to  or via U.S. mail to: Kaua‘i County Housing Agency, 4444 Rice Street, Suite 330, Līhu‘e, Hawai‘i 96766, Attn: Steve Franco.  The 30-day comment period will commence on February 16, 2023.  All comments received by March 18, 2023, will be considered.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, call 808-241-4444 or email as soon as possible. Upon request, this notice or amendments are available in alternate formats, such as large print, Braille, or electronic copy.


By Order of the Mayor

County of Kauai

Derek S.K. Kawakami



Publish Date:  February 16, 2023

Wednesday, February 8, 2023




February 8, 2023


Responsible Entity:       County of Kauai

Kauai County Housing Agency 4444 Rice Street, Suite 330

Lihue, Hawaii 96766

(808) 241-4444

Project Name:            Lima Ola Senior Affordable Housing Project

Lima Ola Community Center

Project Summary: 

Lima Ola Senior Affordable Housing Project is anew construction rental housing project consisting of 40 residential units to provide affordable housing for Kauai’s senior population. Non- residential improvements include parking stalls, onsite management office and laundry room. Lima Ola Senior Affordable Housing units will be affordable to households who are 80% and below Kauai’s median household income. The project will feature a mix of unit sizes and offer accessible units to those with mobility and sensory impairments.


Lima Ola Community Center, centrally located in Phase I of Lima Ola Subdivision will consist of large meeting room, commercial kitchen and dining area, small outdoor amphitheater, parking, restrooms, and open space. The central meeting room building will double as a hurricane shelter for the community. The Community Center will also serve the larger established Eleele community.


Project Location:

Lima Ola Senior Affordable Housing Project site is situated in the District of Koloa, Kauai, on approximately 2.13 acres identified as lot 2 in the Lima Ola Subdivision.


Lima Ola Community Center site is situated in the District of Koloa, Kauai, on approximately 3 acres identified as lot 3 in the Lima Ola Subdivision.


Funding:      HUD – Community Project Funding ($8,495,000.00)


This Notice shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities undertaken by the County of Kauai.



On or about February 24, 2023, the County of Kauai will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Release of HUD Community Planning Funding (CPF) established under Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022, (P.L. 117-103).



The County of Kauai has determined that the projects will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the Kauai County Housing Agency, 4444 Rice Street, Suite 330, Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii 96766, and may be examined or copied weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or this link: Environmental Assessment Determinations and Compliance Findings.


Any individual, group or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Kauai County Housing Agency, 4444 Rice Street, Suite 330, Lihue, Hawaii 96766, Attn: Steve Franco or by email at All comments received prior to February 23, 2023, will be considered by the County of Kauai, prior to authorizing the submission of a request for the release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.



The County of Kauai certifies to HUD that Derek S.K. Kawakami, in his capacity as Mayor, consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies their respective responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the County of Kauai to use Program funds for these projects.



HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and the County of Kauai’s certification for a period of fifteen (15) days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following basis: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the County of Kauai; (b) the County of Kauai has omitted a step or failed to make decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of release of funds by HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project(s) is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sect. 58.76) and shall be addressed to Potential objectors should contact to verify the actual last day of the objection period.



(TGI1404404  2/8/23)

Contact Information

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Adam Roversi

County of Kauaʻi Housing Agency
Piʻikoi Building
4444 Rice Street, Suite 330
Līhuʻe, HI 96766

Housing & Community Development:
Telephone (808) 241-4444
Fax (808) 241-5118

Section 8 Rental Assistance:
Telephone (808) 241-4440
Fax (808) 241-5119

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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.

Administrative Rules 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.

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.

2022 Kauai County Income Limits

2022 Rental Limits by Family Size

2022 Rental Limits by Bedroom Count

2022 Sale Limits by Family Size

2022 Sale Limits by Bedroom Count

2022 Sale Limits by Income-Bedroom Size



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