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Hawaii to Receive $14 Million to Help Families with Rent

May 9, 2021, 2:00 PM HST
* Updated May 9, 9:32 AM
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U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) today announced that the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will allocate an additional $13.9 million under the American Rescue Plan to help prevent evictions and provide relief for Hawai‘i renters impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“For renters who have lost jobs or had hours cut, this additional federal money will help them stay in their homes and pay for utility bills,” said Senator Schatz, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. “While we keep working to bring back more federal relief, this new funding will be a big help.”

The $13.9 million in new funding includes:

•                     County of Hawai‘i –  $1.8 million

•                     City and County of Honolulu – $12 million

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The new American Rescue plan funding is being allocated through the Emergency Rental Assistance program, which makes funding available to assist households that are unable to pay rent or utilities.

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