County Offers Second Round of Homelessness and Housing Support Grants
The County of Hawai’i, through its Office of Housing and Community Development, is requesting proposals from qualified non-profit organizations, research and educational institutions, and government agencies for a share of $10 million in Homelessness and Housing Support Grants.
The funding may be applied toward projects that provide services, operations, and programs addressing homelessness and housing on Hawaiʻi Island.
“We strongly encourage organizations to look at the ways this funding can support their programs and services that play a vital role in protecting and uplifting some of the most vulnerable members of our community,” said Housing Administrator Susan Kunz. “Together, we can make real progress toward ensuring homelessness is rare, brief and nonrecurring on Hawai’i Island.”
The Request For Proposals and related documents are available on the Office of Housing and Community Development website at https://www.housing.hawaiicounty.gov/grants-funding/homelessness-and-housing-fund. Proposals, which must be submitted electronically, are due on Sept. 7 by 4 p.m. HST.
Virtual information sessions are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Aug. 10 and 1 p.m. Aug. 14. Registration details can be found on the website.
The funding was made possible through Ordinance 22-26, which appropriates for five years 75% of tier two property tax revenues annually to address homelessness and housing in Hawai’i County.
The first round of Homelessness and Housing Fund grants were awarded in Spring 2023. The Office of Housing and Community Development received 31 applications from 21 different non-profit organizations requesting over $25 million, far exceeding the available funding.
Following an extensive review process, the Office of Housing and Community Development awarded over $7.5 million to 13 non-profits for 16 projects addressing homelessness and housing on Hawaiʻi Island.
For more information on the Homelessness and Housing Fund Program or to be added to our mailing list, please email [email protected].