Hakim Ouansafi
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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 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.

At the Hawaii Public Housing Authority, we have renewed our focus and commitment to providing the best possible service to the public. We have even changed the way we answer the phone to help us remind you and ourselves that as public servants, we have the honor of serving this great State of Hawaii everyday. With this simple telephone greeting, "Aloha. HPHA. How may I serve you?" we pledge to do our very best and thank you for allowing us to serve you.

Opening of RSP (Rent Supplement) Waiting List: November 3, 2016 to November 5, 2016

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Other Notices

Public Hearing Notice of Public Hearing on November 30, 2016 (click for more)


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.


What's New?

Section 8 Waiting Lists: Closed after August 16 - 18, 2016
Governor David Ige announced the temporary opening of the Hawaii Public Housing Authority's Section 8 Waiting List for priority applicants on Oahu for the first time in 10 years. 

Attention: HPHA's Application Office Has Moved!

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Phone: (808) 832-4692    Fax: (808) 832-4679    Email: hpha@hawaii.gov