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Local Guide to Housing

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  1. Local Guide to Housing

Note: For more information regarding Housing, read the Guide to Housing and the FAQ: Housing

Choices for Persons with a Disability
Choices for Seniors and Elderly
Home Ownership
Accessible Housing
Renting a Home
Long Term Care Facilities
Emergency Housing

Choices for Persons with a Disability

City and County of Honolulu
The City and County of Honolulu has a comprehensive listing of organizations that provide residential facilities for people with disabilities throughout Hawai`i, including government organizations that recruit, license, or certify residential homes in the community for people with disabilities; as well as private-for-profit and other nonprofit agencies that operate residential facilities and programs for person with disabilities.

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Choices for Seniors and Elderly

Housing and Community Development Corporation of Hawai`i (HCDCH)
The Housing and Community Development Corporation of Hawai`i website lists a number of programs and comprehensive resources available to consumers seeking to buy or rent housing.

Services And Housing Options For Seniors On OAHU - 2013

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Home Ownership

For useful information on locating and buying a home in Hawai`i, see any of the following links:

Buying a Home Info.com
At this resource site you can research available Hawai`i mortgages and home loan programs.

Honolulu Board of Realtors, Hawai`i Central
This resource site is used by real estate professionals and consumers alike to identify properties for sale in Hawai`i.

Honolulu Advertiser, Online Classified Advertisements
Find homes for sale and available rentals at this website.

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Accessible Housing

City and County of Honolulu
At this page within the State of Hawai`i website, the City and County of Honolulu has a comprehensive list of departments to contact for assistance regarding accessible housing and financing.

Housing Loans
Information for families interested in making their homes more accessible is available at this City and County of Honolulu website.

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Renting a Home

There are several other resources for renters, including those listed at the following websites:

Hawai`i Homes Classifieds


Pet-friendly rentals are also available. Check out Hawaiian Humane Society for additional information.

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Long Term Care Facilities

State of Hawai`i, Department of Human Services (DHS)
The Hawai`i State Department of Human Services has answers about long term care, service providers and program information, as well as numbers for services on Oahu and the neighbor islands.

State of Hawai`i
This State of Hawai`i site provides detailed resources by county for those looking for either assisted living or nursing home alternatives.

State of Hawai`i Department of Health, Skilled Nursing Facilities and Intermediate Care Facilities
The State of Hawai`i maintains a listing of Skilled Nursing and Intermediate Care Facilities at this site.

State of Hawai`i Department of Health, Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF)
The State of Hawai`i maintains a list of Skilled Nursing and Intermediate Care Facilities for the Mentally Retarded at this site.

The Department of Health (DOH)/ Developmental Disabilities Division (DDD)
Some of the Intermediate Care Facilities are designed to meet the unique needs of people with developmental disabilities and go by the name of Intermediate Care Facilities/Developmental Disabilities (ICF/DD) or Intermediate Care Facilities/Mental Retardation (ICF/MR). DOH provides oversight of these homes and applications must be submitted through this agency.

Hawai`i State Department of Health, Office of Health Care Assurance
The Office of Health Care Assurance in Hawai`i has guidelines to qualify as an Adult Residential Care Home (ARCH) facility.

State of Hawai`i Department of Human Services (DHS), Foster Care
The Department of Human Services, Foster Care website has details regarding foster and adoptive parent selection.

Hawai`i Long Term Care Association (HLTCA)
HLTCA covers the full spectrum of long term care information in Hawai`i. The association's website includes an overview of long term care information and some of the options available in Hawai`i, and you can search for a provider on Oahu and Kauai.

Alliance of Residential Care Administrators (ARCA)
ARCA is a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing information on long term care needs and has a membership of over 300 care homes across the State. They provide training and support information for care home managers and operators, and offer a tool to help you search for a care home for yourself or for someone you are assisting.

Kapiolani Community College, Adult Residential Care Home (ARCH) Training Program
Kapiolani Community College, in conjunction with the State Department of Health offers a program in Adult Residential Care Home operations. Visit this site for program details.

Assisted Living Options Hawai`i
Assisted Living Hawai`i is a nonprofit organization of care professionals and consumers, dedicated to the development of quality assisted living facilities and other residential options for seniors and persons with long term disabilities. Assisted Living Hawai`i provides alternatives to those looking for different assisted living options.

Hale Kipa
Hale Kipa, a nonprofit organization, improves the lives of youth through shelter and support, and commitment and advocacy. Visit this site to learn more about their programs.

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Emergency Housing

Within the State of Hawai`i, the following nonprofit organizations provide emergency housing support:

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Homeless Information: Hawai`i
This HUD site contains a comprehensive look at resources for homeless persons in Hawai`i, including complete programs descriptions and contact information.

Housing and Community Development Corporation of Hawai`i (HCDCH)
HCDCH is contracted by the State to administer several different housing programs. This website is designed to help people find out about programs and shelters across the State.

City and County of Honolulu
The City and County of Honolulu has this website for their Assistance to Homeless Persons programs. Visit this website for more information on getting funds to provide homeless shelters and services.

Hawai`i Institute for Human Services (IHS)
IHS is committed to serving people who are homeless in our community by providing the basic human needs of food, clothing, and shelter in an environment of compassion, fairness, and dignity.

Hawai`i Mental Health Kokua
Hawai`i Mental Health Kokua provides various services in Hawai`i through its programs, including outreach, medical and psychiatric care, case management, 24-hour residential services, social rehabilitation activities, and solutions for persons in crisis who need immediate clinical intervention and stabilization.

Catholic Charities
Ma'ili Land is a transitional housing program managed and operated by Catholic Charities Community and Immigrant Services. This facility has been a safe haven for hundreds of families who have found themselves homeless in Hawai`i. The facility works with families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Hawai`i Psychiatric Organization, Oahu Emergency Housing
The Hawai`i Psychiatric Organization has a list of emergency and transitional housing for those in need at this resource site.

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Last Updated on 1/11/2014

Monday, May 27, 2024