Housing Division


The objective of the Housing Division is to create housing opportunities for low and moderate income residents through partnerships with community organization with the objectives of:
  • Developing long-term affordable rental housing units
  • Increasing availability of home ownership opportunities
  • Developing special needs housing with appropriate support services
Many of these activities are conducted through grants awarded to community non-profit organizations.

County of Maui's First-Time Home Buyer's Down Payment Assistance Program

  • Applicants will be selected through a lottery drawing process.
  • Applications are available online beginning at 8:00 am. If you require assistance or are unable to complete the application, please call the Housing Division Administration at (808) 270-7351.
  • The completed application and credit-approval must be received by 4:30 p.m., Friday, August 30, 2019.
  • The lottery drawing is scheduled for Saturday, September 07, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at the Cameron Center auditorium located at 95 Mahalani Street in Wailuku.
  •  Click here to access the online application

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Specifically, the Housing Division is responsible for the following programs and activities:
  • Section 8 Rental Assistance Program
  • Monitoring of employee/affordable housing conditions
  • Administration of HOME Investment Partnership Program funds, which assists in expanding affordable housing opportunities
  • Promotion of fair housing practices in the County of Maui
  • Providing technical and financial assistance to facilitate the approval and development of affordable housing projects assisting low income families
  • Secure housing rehabilitation loans and/or grants
  • Monitoring the management of County-owned rental housing projects
  • First Time Homebuyers Assistance Program
  • Affordable Housing Fund Program
  • Reviewing and monitoring of Residential Workforce Housing Policy - Chapter 2.96, Maui County Code

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