O ka hale e ku, o ke kananka e noho.
Where a house stands, there man dwells.


Hilo Bay Student Housing
87 Banyan Drive, Hilo, HI 96720

  • Standard studio $650 per month; ocean view studio $750; kitchenette studio $850
  • Double-occupancy studio $850 per month; $442.71 per person per month
  • Fully furnished, includes utilities, coin-operated laundry facilities, and hotel night security
  • Student responsible for internet


Hope Services Hawaiʻi, Kihei Pua Emergency Shelter
116 Kapiʻolani Street, Hilo, HI 96720

  • Provides 24/7 short-term emergency shelter services to homeless individuals and families
  • Case management, life skills opportunities, on-site pantry, clothing bank and laundry facilities available
  • Preference given to unsheltered families with minor children


The Salvation Army-Family Intervention Services (TSA-FIS) Independent Living Transition Home (ILTH) in East Hawaiʻi

  • Youth placed in a family-setting foster-type home
  • Has program fees of $125/month that are returned to the youth upon exiting the program
  • Approximate duration of stay is anywhere from 12 to 18 months, but may be extended on a case-by-case basis
  • Basic necessities like food are provided, but youth responsible for personal hygiene necessities
  • Youth will learn independent living skills and be connected to community resources depending on their needs, which will be assessed by the ILTH Case Manager
  • Must be either going to school full-time or employed full-time
  • Contact TSA-FIS Director of Operations Glenn Taka (959-5855) (glenn.taka@usw.salvationarmy.org)



Child & Family Service (CFS) Independent Living Program Residential Service (ILPRS) in Kailua-Kona

  • Youth placed in a family-setting foster-type home
  • Approximate duration of stay is about nine months, but stay may be extended on a case-by-case basis
  • No program fees or costs, but basic necessities provided
  • Youth responsible for personal hygiene necessities
  • Case Managers (CM) assess the needs of the youth and help teach them independent living skills and connect the youth to resources in the community
  • Cannot be working in conjunction with another Independent Living (IL) Provider
  • Contact CFS ILPRS Supervisor Wally Shrinski (345-6416) (wshinski@cfs-hawaii.org)

Lōkahi Apartments
73-4411 Kakahiaka Street, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
808-769-4929; FAX:808-315-8838

  • Lower Palisades neighborhood, located two miles south of Kona International Airport
  • Application packet available online
  • Also accepts Section 8 Housing vouchers

Applicants must:

  • Have satisfactory credit
  • Pass criminal background check
  • Receive good landlord references
  • Meet income requirements
  • Provide all necessary documents as required by application
  • Submit application fee of $30 for each applicant 18 years or older