OFFICE OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
East Hawai‘i: 50 Wailuku Drive, Hilo, HI 96720-2456
(808) 961-8379 | Fax: (808) 961-8685
West Hawai‘i: 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Bldg B, 2nd Floor, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
(808) 323-4300 | Fax: (808) 323-4301
Section 8 Division: 1990 Kino`ole Street, Suite 105, Hilo, HI 96720-5293
(808) 959-4642 | Fax: (808) 959-9308
HOUSING ADMINISTRATOR: Susan K. Akiyama
ASST. HOUSING ADMINISTRATOR: Kenneth J. Van Bergen
DESCRIPTION: The Office of Housing and Community Development is responsible for the planning, administration and operation of all of the County of Hawai‘i’s housing programs such as the Section 8 rental assistance for qualified families. Its overall goal is to provide for the development of viable communities in Hawaii County by providing decent housing, suitable living environments and expanding economic opportunities.
- Agenda for May 16, 2016, Hawai`i County Housing Agency (HCHA) Meeting
- Public Notice for Hawai`i County’s Fiscal Year 2016 Annual Plan for the Housing Choice Voucher Program
- 2016 - 2017 DRAFT Annual Public Housing Authority (PHA) Plan for Hawai`i County
- 2016 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Proposal Packet (with editable Proposal pages)
- 2015 - 2019 County of Hawai`i Consolidated Plan & 2015 Action Plan
- Public Notice for the Annual Plan for Fiscal Year 2015 Housing Choice Voucher Program
- Draft 2015 Public Housing Agency (PHA) Plan for Public Review and Comment
- Housing Agency Resource Guide - Listing, by managing agency, of Goverment-subsidized housing on the Big Island
- Online services for the County of Hawaii’s Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) and Project Based Voucher Program now available
- 2016 Proposed Administrative Rules for the Residential Repair Program (RRP)
- Ainakea Senior Residences in Kapa`au Hawai`i
- 2016 Public Notice Comm Dev Block Grant (CDBG) Program Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER)
- 2016 Draft Action Plan of the Consolidated Plan
- 2010 - 2012 County of Hawai`i Annual Plan for Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998
- 2015 - 2019 County of Hawai`i Consolidated Plan & 2015 Action Plan
- 2016 Draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
- Hawai`i Island Astronomy Workforce Opportunities Report For 2010-2023
- 2016 Affordable Rent and Sales Guidelines
- 2016 Income Schedule by Family Size
- 2014 Allowance for Tenant Furnished Utilities and Other Services - Apartment Building (5+ Units)
- 2014 Allowance for Tenant Furnished Utilities and Other Services - Single-Family
- 2011 State of Hawai`i Homeless Persons Point-In-Time County Report
- 2011 SMS Housing Planning Study:
- 2006 Housing Policy Study
- 2006 Housing Policy Study: The Hidden Homeless and Households at Risk of Homeless
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program:
Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program:
- FSS Program Information and Forms
- FSS Program Brochure
- FSS Interest Form A (Updated)
- FSS Interest Form B
Homeownership Option Program (HOP):
Residential Emergency Repair Program (RERP):
- 2014 RERP Application Informational Packet
- 2014 RERP Application Form
- 2014 RERP Administrative Rules
- 2014 RERP Authorization for the Release of Information Form
WORKFORCE INNOVATION AND OPPORTUNITY ACT
On July 22, 2014, President Barack Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) into law. This law supersedes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and amends the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, the Wagner-Peyser Act, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. It is the first legislative reform of the public workforce system in over 15 years.
WIOA recognizes that the development of employment and training programs must serve our business community as much as it is important to serve our unemployed/underemployed community. The key is making this connection.
WIOA is a federally funded program that helps individuals acquire the skills and job-driven training employers need by providing job seekers and workers, access to employment, education, training and support services.
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING RESOURCES
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING
The Federal Register posted five Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRMs) implementing the WIOA on its Website for public inspection, https://www.federalregister.gov/public-inspection, which offers a preview of documents scheduled to publish soon in the Federal Register.
1. Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act; Joint Rule for Unified and Combined State Plans, Performance Accountability, and the One-Stop System Joint Provisions; Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (joint NPRM with the Departments of Education (ED) and Labor)
GUIDANCE AND ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
HAWAI`I COUNTY WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD
The mission of the Hawai`i County Workforce Development Board (HCWDB) is to promote the development of a highly competent and productive workforce by coordinating the efforts of educational institutions, labor, business, economic development organizations, government agencies and the entire community in order to sustain a strong economy and lifestyle.
While the Mayor is responsible for appointing the Board’s members, if your local business organization or business trade association would like to nominate someone for the HCWDB, please contact Office of Housing and Community Development, County of Hawai`i, 50 Wailuku Drive, Hilo, Hawai`i 96720, Phone (808) 961-8379, Fax (808) 961-8685, Email: email@example.com.
HCWDB MEMBER INFORMATION
County of Hawai`i Draft WIOA Local Area Plan
HCWDB Meeting Packets (Agendas, Minutes, & Handouts)
Goodwill Industries of Hawai`i, Ola I Ka Hana Program, 500 Kalaniana`ole Avenue, Suite 3, Hilo, Hawai`i, 96720, Phone: (808) 443-5863
Workforce Development Division, Hawai`i Island, 1990 Kinoole Street, Suite 102, Hilo, Hawai`i, 96720, Phone: (808) 981-2860
Office of Housing and Community Development, County of Hawai`i, 50 Wailuku Drive, Hilo, Hawai`i, 96720, Phone: (808) 961-8379
Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity in Housing
In the State of Hawai‘i, it is illegal to Discriminate Against Any Person Because of Religion, Color, Sex, Ancestry/National origin, Age, Marital status, Disability, Race, Familial status, HIV infection, Sex or Sexual orientation.
If you believe you been denied housing because of your: Age, Ancestry/National origin, Color, Disability, Familial status, HIV infection, Marital status, Race, Religious beliefs, Sex, or Sexual orientation,
please contact the Hawai‘i Civil Rights Commission (HCRC) (808) 974-4000 (enter extension 68636#);
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Print out a questionnaire form, complete it and mail to:
Hawai`i Civil Rights Commission
Princess Ke`elikolani Building
830 Punchbowl Street, Room 411
Honolulu, Hawai`i 96813
Fax to: (808) 586-8655
*The Commission does not handle any unfair treatment that is not due to one or more of the above reasons.
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Print out a complaint form, complete it, and mail it to:
Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
Department of Housing and Urban Development
451 Seventh St. SW
Washington, DC 20410-2000
Toll free at: 1 (800) 374-3247
Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act), prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other housing-related transactions based on:
- Familial status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women, and people securing custody of children under the age of 18)
- National origin
REMEMBER: IT IS ILLEGAL FOR AN OWNER OR ANY OTHER PERSON ENGAGING IN A REAL PROPERTY TRANSACTION, OR FOR A REAL ESTATE BROKER OR SALESPERSON TO RETALIATE AGAINST YOU FOR FILING A COMPLAINT OR FOR CONTACTING THIS COMMISSION.
Fair Housing Enforcement Program - Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i
This program also offers statewide services to victims of housing discrimination, regardless of their income or assets. If you believe that you are a victim of illegal housing discrimination, please call 1 (866) 527-FAIR (1-866-527-3247).
If you have additional questions or need assistance in completing any of the complaint forms, please call the Office of Housing and Community Development at (808) 961-8379.
Fair Housing Resources:
- Fair Housing in Hawai‘i Poster
- Fair Housing Laws and Executive Orders - Full text of the Fair Housing Laws and Presidential Executive Orders at HUD’s Website.
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY