The County of Maui announces it will be accepting applications on-line for its Housing Choice Voucher Program Waiting List beginning at 8:30 a.m. on January 27, 2020 until 11:59 p.m. on February 17, 2020.
Applications must be submitted on-line, except in instances of reasonable accommodation. Hard copy pre-applications will only be available by advanced written request to the County of Maui. No applications will be provided at the Agency.
The Housing Choice Voucher Program provides tenant-based assistance in the form of a voucher to low-income families, seniors and persons with disabilities for rental units chosen by the tenant in the private market. The Housing Authority provides payments directly to participating property owners to offset the cost difference between tenant payments and unit rent. Program applicants choose from a variety of housing options ranging from apartments, duplexes, single-family homes, or individual rooms.
To better serve applicants and to make the application process available to all, including those who are least likely to apply, the entire application process is available on-line at www.waitlistcheck.com/HI004. You may apply using any computer or smart phone with internet access. Public libraries offer free computer access if you are a library card holder. Status information regarding placement on the list will be available on-line shortly after the closing date. Instructions regarding obtaining status information are provided during the on-line application process. Applicants must apply during the period the list is open for applications.
Due to limited funding availability, applications will be selected and ordered using a random lottery system. Not all applicants will be placed on the waiting list. By randomly selecting the applications received for placement on the waiting list, the process is equitable. The time and date of receipt of the application on-line has no bearing on whether an application will be selected for the waiting list. There is no advantage to applying immediately after the list opens.
The Housing Choice Voucher Program assistance covers the rent portion that exceeds approximately 30% of an eligible family’s monthly income. Any and all households may submit a pre-application. Acceptance and/or assistance are based on income verification and eligibility requirements.