County of Kauai
Legal Public Notice
Annual Action Plan 2022
Consolidated Plan 2020-2025
To All Interested Agencies, Groups & Persons:
Pursuant to 24 CFR Part 91, notice is hereby given that the Kauai County Housing Agency will hold a virtual public meeting in preparation for the third program year of the Consolidated Plan 2020-2025 (CP) and Annual Action Plan 2022 (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). The virtual meeting and CDBG informational webinar will be held to discuss the use of federal grant funds for community needs, receive public comment and input, and provide information on how to apply for funding. In order to support safe and social distancing due to the increased cases of COVID-19, the County of Kauai will hold a combined virtual meeting with the State Hawai‘i Housing Finance Development Corporation on:
Monday, October 11, 2021 at 2:00 pm
Connectivity information to attend the virtual meeting and webinar will be available on the County’s website:
Click here to join the meeting OR call in (audio only ) +1 469-848-0234,,572058695# Phone Conference ID: 572 058 695#
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 8, 2021. NO PAPER APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Deadline to submit CDBG applications online is December 10, 2021, at 4:00 p.m.
Interested persons are invited to attend the virtual public meeting and provide comments. Written comments may be mailed to 4444 Rice Street, Suite 330, Lihue, HI 96766 or emailed to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. All comments received by November 29, 2021 will be considered in preparing the AAP 2022.
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 email@example.com 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 Kauai
Derek S.K. Kawakami
(Publish Date: 9/23/2021)
Applications open May 10 for Kaua‘i’s 2021 Coronavirus Rental and Utility Assistance Program
LĪHU‘E – The County of Kaua‘i’s 2021 Coronavirus Rental and Utility Assistance Program, administered by Kaua‘i Government Employees Federal Credit Union (KGEFCU), will be accepting online applications starting 6 a.m., on May 10, at www.KauaiRentHelp.com/home.
In-person application assistance will be available at the Līhu‘e Civic Center Pi‘ikoi Building on May 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Households that have been impacted, directly or indirectly, by the COVID-19 pandemic and are past due on their rent and/or utilities are encouraged to apply for the program.
For more information click here for the full announcement: Applications open May 10 for Kaua‘i’s 2021 Coronavirus Rental and Utility Assistance Program
Effective Monday, July 27, 2020, the Kaua‘i County Housing Agency’s Rental Assistance Division will resume providing public window service from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. A mask is required to enter the building, and to receive service.
Window service includes picking up and returning applications for rental assistance, dropping off documents, and preliminary inquiries.
For more in-depth assistance from the Rental Assistance Division in completing applications an appointment is required. For an appointment, existing clients should call their assigned caseworker directly. New clients who have not yet been assigned to a caseworker may call 241-4440.
For assistance from the Development Division, an advance appointment is required. To make an appointment with the staff of the Development Division, please call 241-4444.
For delivery of mortgage and lease payments at any time, or for delivery of Rental Assistance paperwork outside of regular window hours, the Housing Agency now has a secure mailbox located at the Rice Street Entrance to the Pi`ikoi Building. Any documents placed in the secure drop box after 4 p.m. will be marked as received the following business day.
Changes to Housing Agency Standard Operating Procedures Under Covid-19 Emergency July 21, 2020
The Statewide eviction moratorium, extended in the Governor’s Twentieth Emergency Proclamation, currently runs to June 8, 2021, unless terminated or extended by a future proclamation. The Housing Agency continues to waive late fees and defer payments for County issued mortgage loans and for lease payments for clients who have been economically impacted by Covid-19. To receive a waiver of late fees or a deferral of loan payments, however, clients must contact the Housing Agency to inform us of your financial difficulty and to establish a written deferral agreement.