COVID-19 Household Hardship Relief Program

Please share the following information with anyone you know that have been impacted by COVID-19 due to financial situations changing due to the economic downturn.

The following resources are available to any Oʻahu residents who are having problems paying their rent, mortgage, utilities, or childcare due to impacts from COVID-19 and related business closures. In cooperation with the Honolulu City Council, Mayor Kirk Caldwell launched the COVID-19 Household Hardship Relief Program to help households most economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program can provide grant funding to Oʻahu households up to $2,000 per month for qualified household expenses and up to an additional $500 per month for qualified childcare expenses. Each household may receive benefits for April, May, June, or July bills due up to October 31, 2020. Proper documentation will accompany an application to demonstrate hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Qualified expenses will be paid directly to the vendor, such as the landlord or property management company, on behalf of the applicant.

Administered directly by community partners, the program started on May 18, 2020. Please encourage households that may be impacted to reach out directly to one of these non-profit partners to apply:

It is our hope if everyone shares the information and funds could be pushed into the economy more will be helped.

Linked below, please find a flyer that can be shared as well as an Information and FAQ sheetFor additional information on the Economic Support Program with CARES Act funds, visit or


FAQ sheet

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