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


Thursday, September 23, 2021
Legal Public Notice Workshop Info Webinar for CDBG and HOME PY22

                                                           County of Kauai

                                                        Legal Public Notice

                                                   Annual Action Plan 2022

                                               Consolidated Plan 2020-2025

                                                         CDBG Application

 

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 kbarros@kauai.gov or sfranco@kauai.gov.  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 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 Kauai

                                                  Derek S.K. Kawakami

                                                              Mayor

(Publish Date: 9/23/2021)


Friday, May 7, 2021
Applications open May 10 for Kaua‘i’s 2021 Coronavirus Rental and Utility Assistance Program
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


Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Changes to Housing Agency Standard Operating Procedures Under Covid-19 Emergency

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


Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Public Statement Regarding County&Federal Protection Against Foreclosures&Evictions During COVID19 Emergency

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.


Monday, July 15, 2019
Workforce Housing Nexus and Financial Feasibility Analysis for the County of Kauai

Contact Information

photo of Adam Roversi

Adam Roversi
Director

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

Email Inquires:
housing@kauai.gov

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http://www.kauai.gov/Housing

 

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.

2021 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.

2021 Kauai County Income Limits

2021 Rental Limits by Family Size

2021 Rental Limits by Bedroom Count

2021 Sale Limits by Family Size

2021 Sale Limits by Bedroom Count

2021 Sale Limits by Income-Bedroom Size

 

NOTE: The 2021 Income Limits for the HOME Program will be in effect June 1, 2021. HOME grantees may not use income limits until the effective date of the income limits each year.

 

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