Aloha! Thank you for your interest in applying for ourNative Hawaiian Rent and Utilities Assistance Program. Please note some of the reminders listed below:

  • Only 1 person from each household can apply for the Native Hawaiian Rent and Utilities Assistance Program
  • If you have a change in information or forgot to add something to your application after submission, please wait for your assigned Care Advocate to reach out to you
  • You can always click 'SAVE DRAFT' at the bottom of the application and come back to this site to complete your application and then click 'SUBMIT' to submit it for further processing
  • We are following strict compliance requirements outlined in the federal Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021.  We are unable to qualify individuals outside of the scope the program.  For full details, please refer to www.hawaiiancouncil.org/help



Please keep in mind of the requirements below:

  • Applicants MUST be Native Hawaiian
  • Applicants MUST be 18 years of age or older
  • Applicants MUST reside in the state of Hawaii
  • Applicants MUST be a renter
  • In order to meet the demonstration of hardship requirements, 1 member of the household needs to have qualified for unemployment benefits or experienced a loss of income directly or indirectly due to COVID-19, OR 1 or more individuals in the household can demonstrate a risk of homelessness or housing instability which may include past due utility/rent bills or eviction notice or any unsafe or unhealthy living conditions
  • Eligible bills are as follows:
  1. Rent (AFTER March 13, 2020 and on)
  2. Electricity
  3. Gas
  4. Water
  5. Sewage
  6. Trash



Thank you for your interest in the Native Hawaiian Rent and Utilities Assistance Program. Once your account is created you can return to add more documents, or check on the status of your application by logging back in.  If you have questions please email dhhl@hawaiiancouncil.org.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with the application or with your Submittable account, please contact Submittable Customer Support here: https://www.submittable.com/help/submitter/ 

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.