Hakim Ouansafi
Executive Director

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1002 North School Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817

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Aloha and Welcome!

The Hawaii Public Housing Authority helps provide Hawai`i residents with affordable housing and shelter without discrimination.  HPHA does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities.  HPHA efforts focus on developing affordable rental and supportive housing, public housing and the efficient and fair delivery of housing services to the people of Hawai`i.

The Hawaii Public Housing Authority does not discriminate against any person on the basis of disability/handicap, race, ancestry, color, sex, including gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, marital status, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, or HIV infection.


What's New?

Applicant Portal

The Hawaii Public Housing Authority (HPHA) has a new “Applicant Portal” that will allow you to update your application information online. You can do this by using a computer, tablet, or smartphone with internet access.  For more information, please go to the frequently asked questions link below.


Applicant Portal - Frequently Asked Questions

Public Meeting Notice: Title II Transition Plan

The HPHA welcomes comments on its Title II Transition Plan.  A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in every county. Find your public hearing location here.

The purpose of the Transition Plan is to plan accessibility compliance for the HPHA with the requirements of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Fair Housing Act, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and applicable state regulations.  The Transition Plan sets forth the HPHA’s strategy to complete essential structural changes to its properties in order to ensure all programs and activities are readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.

The purpose of the public hearing is to take testimony and gather comments from the public.  There will be no presentation, discussion or revisions made on the draft Plan at the public hearing.  HPHA staff will review all comments and, where appropriate, make necessary changes to the proposed Plan before its final approval by the Board of Directors.

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, ancestry, color, religion, sex, including gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, familial status, age, marital status, national or ethnic origin, or HIV infection.  Any person requiring assistance to participate, such as large print, taped materials, interpreters for sign language or limited English proficiency, etc., should make a request to HPHA at least ten working days prior to the public hearings in order to allow time to make arrangements. Requests can be made by writing to HPHA at the address or email below or by calling (808) 832-4693.

If you are unable to attend and would like to provide comments, please call (808) 721-3512, or submit written comments at hpha@hawaii.gov, by fax to (808) 832-4679, or by mail to Hawaii Public Housing Authority, Attention: Accessibility Transition Plan, at 1002 North School Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817.

Draft Transition Plan

Section 8 Subsidy Programs Branch

School St. Redevelopment.org


Other Notices

Alert! Fraud Alert: Phony Grant Scams
Beware of fraudsters who say you have been awarded a grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), but they need an upfront fee. HUD will never email or call to “award” you money.

Find out more about it HERE!!!

Beware of 'Government Imposter' Scams
HPHA alerted the Attorney General, Honolulu Police Department and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) so that the State's most vulnerable population does not fall victim to this type of scam. The HPHA never requires fees or credit checks to apply for any of its programs. Potential applicants for Section 8 or public housing should be vigilant when asked to provide private information and should contact the HPHA directly at (808) 832-6040 if they have any concerns about websites, advertisements, postings, etc.

Attorney General's News Release - February 2, 2016


ATTENTION PHONE SCAMS AND FRAUD ALERT for applicants and current Section 8 Voucher holders - Please be aware that Housing Authorities do not charge fees for participation in the Section 8 program. Housing Authorities won't reach out to you by phone or email to suggest that you join a waiting list or pay a fee to be on a waiting list. A Housing Authority will never ask you to wire money or pay with a prepaid card. Those are sure signs of scams.






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Contact Information (for all inquiries including requests for public  records)

               Hawaii Public Housing Authority, 1002 N. School Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817

               Phone: (808) 832-4692    Fax: (808) 832-4679    TTY:  (808) 832-6083

               Email: hpha@hawaii.gov

               Section 504 Coordinator, Sarah Beamer

               Phone: (808) 832-4690

                Email: hpha@hawaii.gov


               For requests for public records, please send your request Attn:  Planning Office