Applicants urged for temporary Tenant Based Rental Housing Assistance Program

Mayor Michael Victorino is urging more individuals and families to apply for the temporary Tenant Based Rental Housing Assistance Program.

The program is seeking more applicants whose income has been significantly impacted by COVID-19 and are seeking a new lease. The program invites landlords seeking tenants to learn how they may participate as well.

“Many residents have lost jobs and income because of COVID-19 impacts, and this program provides much-needed rental assistance through the end of this year,” Mayor Victorino said. “These are unprecedented times, and I hope our residents will submit applications for rental assistance to see if they can get some help.”

The program is funded by the HOME Investment Partnerships Program and is being administered by the Family Life Center. Program qualifications include that applicants must be residents of the County of Maui, looking for a new lease and have:

  • A household income at or below 60 percent area median income

  • Experienced a loss of employment or significant decrease in working hours due to COVID-19

Income limits vary depending on household size. For example, a one-person household can have an income of up to $41,040, and a four-person household can have an income of as much as $58,560. (See attached flier for details.)

Residents who may qualify for this program are encouraged to apply and should contact the Family Life Center at (808) 877-0880 or visit its website at