HCV (Housing Choice Vouchers):  The HUD Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly the Section 8 Program) is the federal government's major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses and apartments. For more information, please visit the Housing Agency’s webpage on Section 8 Rental Assistance.


TBRA (Tenant-Based Rental Assistance): TBRA is similar to the HCV program mentioned above. TBRA vouchers are only issued for two years and prioritizes those who are actively homeless or at-risk of homelessness. Those interested in applying to TBRA are encouraged to contact housing/shelter non-profits listed on the KAUAI RESOURCE CARD, such as:

•          Catholic Charities Hawaii

•          Family Life Center

•          Kauai Economic Opportunity

•          US Vets

•          Women In Need (WIN)

•          YWCA


VASH (Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing): The HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program combines HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance for homeless Veterans with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). VA provides these services for participating Veterans at VA medical centers (VAMCs), community-based outreach clinics (CBOCs), through VA contractors, or through other VA designated entities. 

On Kaua‘i please contact Todd Gordon at the Līhu‘e VA Clinic at:

Phone: 808-246-0497 or Email:

Location: 4485 Pahe'e Street, Suite 150, Lihue, HI 96766-2018


Kealaula on Pua Loke:

In partnership with the State of Hawaii, the Kauai County Housing Agency opened Kealaula on Pua Loke in November 2020. This project offers permanent supportive housing with on-site case management provided by Women In Need (WIN). For more information on this project, click here (link:

 Kealaula is currently at full occupancy. To inquire about waitlist availability, please contact Kealaula Housing Director, Sharon Graham of Women In Need at 855-5360 or


Kaua’i Community Alliance (KCA):

About: KCA is recognized by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as the primary group in Kauai County serving the homeless. Members include key non-profit agencies (Catholic Charities Hawaii, Family Life Center, Kauai Economic Opportunity, YWCA, US Vets, Women in Need, Malama Pono, the Kauai County Housing Agency and others) serving the homeless and advocating for affordable housing. KCA members also include individuals who are or were homeless, businesses, faith-based groups and others.

Connect with them via Facebook. (Link:


General Hotline: Aloha United Way 2-1-1

Mental Health Hotline: Hawaii CARES 800-753-6879

Domestic Violence Shelter: YWCA 245-6362

Emergency Shelter: KEO 245-4077

Veteran’s Shelter: U.S. Vets Veteran’s Shelter 476-0645

 For those currently experiencing homelessness & interested in housing programs, please contact Homeless Street Outreach:

Family Life Center: 212-0850

KEO: 245-4077

 For those 60+, please contact Agency on Elderly Affairs at 241-4470 to find out if you qualify for their services.

 Listing of Service Providers and Other Agencies: KAUAI RESOURCE CARD