Federal Funds Coming to Kauaʻi to Help Families Afford Housing
Federal money is slated to come to Kauaʻi to fund housing vouchers for families.
The Kauaʻi County Housing Agency is set to receive $2 million from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. The HCV program helps low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market.
“This funding will help more Hawai‘i families find a safe and reliable place to live,” said Sen. Brian Schatz, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation and Housing. “Everyone should be able to afford a home, and I’ll keep fighting to expand affordable housing in Hawai‘i.”
Approximately 13,000 households rely on Section 8 housing in Hawai‘i. This funding is being distributed to housing agencies leasing a lower-than-average percentage of their authorized vouchers due to funding constraints, allowing for more vouchers to be leased.
The City and County of Honolulu is also slated to receive $2 million for the HVC program.