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: Stephen J. Arnett
ASSISTANT HOUSING ADMINISTRATOR: Susan K. Akiyama
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.
2011 SMS Housing Planning Study:
Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program:
Homeownership Option Program (HOP):
Residential Emergency Repair Program (RERP):
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 Laws and Executive Orders - Full text of the Fair Housing Laws and Presidential Executive Orders at HUD’s Website.
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY