Governor Josh Green, M.D., alongside the Hawaiʻi Housing Finance and Development Corporation, has introduced the inauguration of the Hawaiʻi Fire Relief Housing initiative. The program’s primary objective is to facilitate the connection between Maui residents who have been impacted by the recent wildfires and property owners who are willing to offer immediate lodging solutions, including rooms, living spaces, houses, and various accommodations.
Hawaiʻi Fire Relief Housing Program – Resident in Need of Housing. Click here to sign the form
Starting from 8 a.m. tomorrow, which is Monday, August 14, 2023, interested individuals can access the program application forms on the HHFDC’s official website: https://dbedt.hawaii.gov/hhfdc/. By Tuesday, August 15, 2023, an online compilation of accessible properties is anticipated to be accessible. It’s important to note that the program is slated to remain operational indefinitely.
Currently, the HHFDC team is actively reaching out to landowners, landlords, and management companies. Their aim is to encourage participation and enlist their support in order to establish a foundational inventory of available units not only on Maui but also across various islands within the state.
Governor Green is appealing to individual homeowners to contemplate participation in the program by making their unoccupied living spaces available.In an urgent appeal, Governor Green emphasized the critical nature of the situation and stressed the importance of swift action. He called upon the people of Hawaiʻi to consider making a substantial gesture to assist their neighbors, many of whom have faced the devastating loss of their belongings within moments. He urged the community to embody the true essence of aloha and set an example for the world.
The recent tragedy has resulted in over 1,000 families and individuals losing their homes. In light of this, Governor Green acknowledged the pressing need to accommodate thousands of displaced individuals. He outlined the intention to initiate the quest for 2,000 rooms initially, with the purpose of rapidly providing housing to those who find themselves without shelter. He appealed to individuals within the community to offer for rent any additional rooms, ‘ohana units, or accessory dwelling units (ADUs) within their homes. This extends to vacation rentals and other secure spaces available. Read More at Maui Now
Hawaiʻi Fire Relief Housing Program – Resident in Need of Housing Click here to sign the form