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OFFICE OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Administration (New Location):  1990 Kinoʻole Street, Suite 102, Hilo, HI 96720-5293
(808) 961-8379 | Fax: (808) 961-8685

West Hawaiʻi: 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Bldg B, 2nd Floor, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
(808) 323-4300  | Fax: (808) 323-4301

Section 8 Division: 1990 Kinoʻole Street, Suite 102, Hilo, HI 96720-5293
(808) 959-4642 | Fax: (808) 959-9308

Email: ohcd@hawaiicounty.gov (Main office) | sec8info@hawaiicounty.gov (Section 8 Division)

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.

HOUSING ADMINISTRATOR:  Neil S. Gyotoku

ASSISTANT HOUSING ADMINISTRATOR:  Duane T. Hosaka

PRIVATE SECRETARY:  Amy M. Bautista

Office of Housing and Community Development Staff


Latest Information:

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Hawaiʻi County Housing Agency (HCHA) Meeting Information:

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program:

Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Program:

Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program:

Homeownership Option Program (HOP):

Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) Program:

Residential Repair Program (RRP):


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

FINAL REGULATIONS

The U.S. Department of Labor and Education has issued five (5) rules implementing WIOA.

GUIDANCE AND ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

HAWAIʻI COUNTY WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD

The mission of the Hawaiʻi 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 Hawaiʻi, 50 Wailuku Drive, Hilo, Hawaiʻi  96720, Phone (808) 961-8379, Fax (808) 961-8685, Email:  ohcdwia@hawaiicounty.gov.

HCWDB MEMBER INFORMATION

HCWDB Local Area Plan

HCWDB Agendas and Meeting Packets

YOUTH PROGRAMS

Goodwill Industries of Hawaiʻi, Ola I Ka Hana Program, 500 Kalanianaʻole Avenue, Suite 3, Hilo, Hawaiʻi, 96720, Phone:  (808) 443-5863

Hawaiʻi Youth Service Directory

ADULT & DISLOCATED WORKER PROGRAMS

Workforce Development Division, Hawaiʻi Island, 1990 Kinoole Street, Suite 102, Hilo, Hawaiʻi, 96720, Phone: (808) 981-2860

ADMINISTRATIVE ENTITY/OVERSIGHT

Office of Housing and Community Development, County of Hawaiʻi, 50 Wailuku Drive, Hilo, Hawaiʻi, 96720, Phone:  (808) 961-8379


Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity in Housing

  • Visit Hawaiʻi County’s new Fair Housing webpage
  • EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY