Last Updated on May 15, 2023 by Anne-Sophie Reinhardt
Due to the many requirements applicants must meet, access to rental assistance can prove difficult. Single mothers may have to deal with issues such as the rental agreement and the payment of rental fees. Many organizations offer rent assistance to address the gaps and needs identified in community plans to reduce homelessness in Hawaii. These organizations help applicants identify the resources they require.
Single mothers who are homeless often have their children most affected. They need quick assistance to ensure they can move into long-term housing. Renter’s assistance helps families reduce costs and ensures they have enough to meet their other needs. We have chosen a few programs worth mentioning that can be used by single mothers in Hawaii to lower their rental costs or resolve any potential rental problems.
HOPE Services Hawaii
HOPE Services Hawaii (HOPE), a non-profit corporation, offers programs and services for those in need. They also work with schools and parishes under the Care-A-Van Program. HOPE works closely with the faith community, the business community, politicians and other organizations to decrease the incidence of homelessness.
They provide shelter services as well as transitional housing services. They use a Housing First approach to house families and provide follow-up services for those who are homeless. This ensures that people in dire need of housing receive the first units available.
Ezuka Law Offices
The Ezuka Law Offices offer a variety of legal services in Hawaii. They offer tailored legal advice and management advice, which reduces risk and opens the door to nonprofit organizations. Financial institutions can use their Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), a program to build community development resources.
CONSULT, a program that provides consultation services, assists the community, businesses and non-profit organizations in developing strategic plans to meet the needs of their community.
The Parents and Children Together
Parents and Children Together aim to make sure that children live in safe, stable and nurturing environments. Through their early intervention programs, the organization offers inclusive rent assistance programs to support single-mother families and positively impact the lives of the children in Hawaii.
Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America
The Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America offers assistance for home repairs. The Home and Neighborhood Development Department (HAND), focuses on repair issues and, where appropriate, offers rehabilitation assistance throughout the process of renovation.
They are also a community advocacy group. They aim to build strong and healthy communities in rural and urban areas by providing affordable housing. Even those with poor credit can modify or purchase a home through the NACA.
Housing Solutions Incorporated
A non-profit organization that develops and manages affordable neighborhoods. They manage hundreds of apartments that house over 1,000 people who would otherwise be homeless or facing homelessness. The HSI’s housing programs provide a safe and secure environment for individuals and their families, as well as social interaction and support.
The HSI believes that by creating more affordable neighborhoods, they can help low-income families and individuals escape poverty and end cyclic homelessness. In the long term, citizens who are free tend to be more supportive of society. Private and government grants are used to fund the HSI’s capital grant for neighborhood development. It has provided both short-term and long-term affordable housing.