Financial Relief & Resources

Which Program is Right for Me?

Aloha United Way

https://www.auw.org/

  • Call 2-1-1 or email  info@auw.org and they will connect you with the right financial assistance program for your situation.

Rent, Utility, and Food Assistance

C&C of Honolulu COVID Hardship Relief Fund (Rent, bill, childcare assistance)

Pre-qualification form: https://forms.gle/YQ7SnEobaky5Bnsx8

Details: https://www.auw211.org/MatchList.aspx?k;;0;;N;0;0;Temporary%20Financial%20Assistance%20*%20COVID-19

Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center, in partnership with Aloha United Way

 

  • Financial assistance to cover rent and utility expenses up to $1000 per month to those who have been affected by income loss due to COVID-19. For more information call the Community Health Services Department at (808) 697-3736.

TANF/SNAP

https://pais-benefits.dhs.hawaii.gov/

 

  • Use this form to apply for food stamps (SNAP) and cash assistance (TANF) at the same time.  If you have very limited cash and income, you may be able to get benefits in one week.  The eligibility rules can be complicated, but luckily Legal Aid Hawaii is offering assistance with the application or if benefits are denied or terminated. Call (808) 536-4302 for assistance.

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)

https://humanservices.hawaii.gov/bessd/snap/

  • Food assistance

Hawaii Food Bank

https://hawaiifoodbank.org/help/

  • Free food map, with dates & times of giveaways

 

Coming soon: HHFDC Rent Assistance

https://dbedt.hawaii.gov/hhfdc/files/2020/08/RRHA-Program-Web-8.13.pdf

  • $500/mo rent assistance (or 50% of your rent, whichever is lower)

  • Target program opening date: Late August, but relief period will cover August 1-Dec 30, 2020

Legal Assistance

Legal Aid Hawaii

https://www.legalaidhawaii.org/housing-covid-19.html

  • Facing eviction? Landlord shut off utilities? The eviction ban has been extended through September 30, any violations carry a potential penalty of $5000 and up to a year in jail, in addition to the landlord being liable to pay a minimum of 3 months rent or $1,000 in damages, whichever is greater, if found guilty of illegal lockout or utility shutoff.

Native Hawaiian Resources

Liliʻuokalani Trust One-Time Emergency Stabilization Financial Assistance:

https://onipaa.org/pages/covid-19-resources

  • (Deadline August 27)

Hoʻāla Assistance Program (HAP) 

https://www.hawaiiancouncil.org/hoala

  • Emergency financial assistance to Hawaiʻi residents facing hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kahiau Community Assistance Program (KCAP) 

https://www.hawaiiancouncil.org/kahiau

  • One-time emergency financial assistance (up to $1500) to Native Hawaiian beneficiaries facing hardship due to an unexpected crisis.

Kupuna Resources

Kupuna Kare 

https://kupunakare.com/

  • A grass roots volunteer group committed to assisting Hawaii’s elderly and disabled in the COVID-19 Crisis by providing non-emergency services such as grocery shopping, simple errands and take-out food delivery.

The Kupuna Needs Project 

808-202-0820

  • A service for those 62 years and older as well as immuno-compromised individuals. Volunteers will help get necessities such as food, toiletries and cleaning supplies delivered to their home.

Legal Aid Hawaii

https://www.legalaidhawaii.org/kupuna-legal-aid-services.html

  • Free legal services to anyone 60 & over.

Women & Children Resources

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
Check eligibility: https://wic.fns.usda.gov/wps/pages/preScreenTool.xhtml
For more information: https://health.hawaii.gov/wic/

Domestic Violence Action Center

https://domesticviolenceactioncenter.org/services/

  • Offers a variety of services to assist anyone struggling with intimate partner abuse. If you are in immediate danger, please call 911.

Resources for Businesses

Hawaii Business Pivot Grant

https://www.hawaiibizpivot.org/

  • "The State of Hawaiʻi, in partnership with The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, will provide approx. 2,500 businesses & non-profits grants up to $10K to reimburse expenses incurred while making changes to their business models since the pandemic thru Business Pivot Grant Program. The Program will assist small- and mid-size businesses with both financial and training resources to help them adjust to the new economic environment. This could be investing in e-commerce, reconfiguring spaces, and altering customer sales processes. Applications open 10/22. Deadline to apply is 11/23."

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