Coronavirus Updates

Kūpa‘a Kaua‘i CARES, Local Partners to Offer Rental, Mortgage Assistance

Posted July 18, 2020, 9:20 AM HST

County and local partners come together to offer emergency rental, mortgage and child care assistance, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Women In Need, the Kūpa‘a Kaua‘i CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act program, and the County of Kaua‘i’s Housing Agency will implement this program.

“This program can provide services for up to 160 households for rent/mortgage assistance and 55 families for child care subsidy to Kaua‘i residents who have suffered a loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami.

Mary Scott-Lau, Executive Director for Women In Need, said she is excited about the partnership with the county to assist the community.

“Our goal is easing the financial burden that families are experiencing as a result of the pandemic,” Scott-Lau added.

For more information and to apply for assistance, contact Women In Need at 808-245-1996 or via email at