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


Catholic Charities Hawai'i (CCH) Housing Placement Program
4373 Rice Street, Suite 1, Lihue, HI 96766
HELP-LINE: 808-241-4673
  • CCH's programs are designed to help people move into or maintain affordable permanent housing and attain self-sufficiency.
  • CCH's programs provide transitional housing, housing placement, counseling, financial and material assistance, case management, employment training, budgeting, and tenant education including workshops on the Landlord-Tenant Code.
  • The Housing Placement program provides emergency financial assistance for housing needs when funding is available.

For more information, please contact CCH via phone or visit website.

Hale ʻOhana Apartments
3985 Ohuohu Road, Koloa, HI 96756
  • Low-income / affordable apartments managed by the Always With Integrity (AWI) Management Corporation
  • One- and two-bedroom apartments available
  • Property features include: stove/oven, water, sewer, trash, refrigerator, on-site laundry facility, basketball court, off-street parking, BBQ/picnic area, private storage, playground area
  •  Eligibility and maximum income restrictions apply; inquire with the apartment manager for information on income limits, rental rates, and information regarding subsidy programs

Hawaiian Community Assets (HCA)
4523 Ioane Road, Anahola, HI
  • Loan Packaging and Processing to secure affordable mortgage financing to purchase a home
  • HCA Managing Assets to Change Hawaiʻi (MATCH)  Program opens Individual Development Accounts (IDA) to provide youth and families with a 4:1 match savings up to a total of $2,500 toward the purchase an identified savings goal
  • Credit Builder Micro-Loans provides secured, low-interest fixed-rate loans up to $1,000 to establish and improve credit
  • Tax and FAFSA Preparation Assistance: File for Earned Income and Child Tax Credits and Federal Pell Grant, Work-Study, and student loans through the Federal Government
  • All participants in HCA programs are required to complete the Kahua Waiwai housing / financial education workshops, establish long-terms savings habits, and receive individualized housing / credit counseling from HCA
  • Serves ALL low- and moderate-income families living in Hawaiʻi regardless of race, with specialization in the housing needs of Native Hawaiians

Kauaʻi Economic Opportunity (KEO), Inc.
2804 Wehe Road, Līhuʻe, HI 96766
  • Shelter Plus Care Program: provides rental housing subsidy and support services for chronically homeless individuals with substance abuse issues
  • Homeless Emergency Shelter: Manaʻolana provides overnight shelter for homeless individuals and families; 19 spots available daily on a first-come-first-served basis; shelter opens at 5 pm to 7am; individuals are provided with a meal, shower, and a bed
  • Homeless Stipend Program: Manaʻolana, Komohana Group Home, Līhuʻe Court, and Puhi transitional housing sites provide safe shelter for up to 24 months and assists client with finding permanent housing
  • Homeless Outreach Program: The Care-A-Van is a mobile unit that provides services on-site where homeless congregate.  The program conducts intake, referral, and other needed services to eligible unsheltered individuals to assist them in progressing towards a more stable living condition with the goal of finding permanent house and self-sufficiency
  • Emergency Electricity Assistance Program: provides one-time electric assistance for past-due bill or urgent notice

World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF) Housing Exchange Program

  • WWOOFers volunteer and have a chance to farm with many different individuals in various settings from rugged farm settings in a tent to a private cottage or house.
  • WWOOFers are linked up with one or more of the 300 host farms in Hawai'i, where they help with farm work from four to six hours per day, usually for five days a week anywhere from a minimum of two weeks to an unspecified amount of time. 
  • Benefits:
    • Learn about organic farming and sustainable agriculture 
    • Room and board is provided; travel expenses are not covered
    • Educational and cultural exchange
    • Learn practical farming skills, be part of the organic agriculture movement, and experience the heart of American agrarian culture
  • Costs:
    • $40 for a single membership per year
    • $65 for joint membership per year
  • To Apply:
    • Volunteers must be 18 years or older
    • Volunteers must sign up for a membership

For more information, please contact WWOOF via email or visit website.