OHA Emergency Assistance
Kahiau Program – Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement
The Kahiau Program currently funds: mortgage payment, rent deposit, rent payment, utility services. Must be able to prove hardship around the qualifying criteria:
- Loss of employment due to layoff or debilitating illness, injury, or death
- Other unanticipated circumstance such as impending eviction, impending termination of utility services, or similar exigent time-sensitive situation
- Annual income must be at or below the limits outlined in the chart shown
OHAʻs Malama Loan Program:
DHHL deferred loan payments information
The Hawaiian Homes Commission (HHC) approved an emergency postponement of mortgage payments for Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) direct loans and loans assigned to DHHL during a special emergency meeting on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, as the State faces the COVID-19 pandemic.
HHC’s approval allows for the deferral of all applicable payments for a period of six months, effective with the April 2020 payment.