CARES ACT (COVID-19) Rental Assistance

Malama Pono Health Services is a servicing agency for the Kauai County CARES Act (COVID-19) rental & utility assistance program.  Due to a high call volume regarding this program, we are asking people who are interested in the program to call us at 808-246-9577, select option 1, leave your name and phone number.  We will call you back with more information about applying for assistance.

To be eligible you must meet the following requirements: 

  • Low to moderate income
  • Loss of wages due to COVID-19
  • Able to show proof of rent or mortgage (Valid Lease, Mortgage Statement)
  • Able to show proof of electric, water and/or gas bills (Applicants name must be on the bills)
  • Payments will be made directly to the landlord, mortgage lender, and utility companies. ( No direct payments will be made to the participant/applicant)
  • No more than 3 months financial assistance per household – max $1,500 per month.
  • On-going assistance and payments are based on availability of funding.
  • Mortgage loans in a deferral program are not eligible.  Only utility assistance will be available.
  • Certification that you are not receiving housing assistance from any other source.

Required Documents:

  • Application for program
  • Complete CDBG Self-Certification of Annual Income by Beneficiary
  • Proof of loss of wages after 03/27/20 (Unemployment letter, letter from employer; self employment: General Excise Annual Return or IRS tax return.
  • Rental/Lease Agreement (identifies landlord and amount paid for monthly rent or lease) or mortgage lender statement
  • For rent or lease payments – signed W9 by landlord. (landlord will receive a 1099-misc for income received by Malama Pono Health Services.)
  • Copy of utility bill.  Water, Electric or gas bill.  (bill must be in applicants name, other member of household as listed on self-certification or landlord service address must match.
  • Provide verification of lost wages for month 2 on the program.
  • Provide verification of lost wages for month 3 on the program.

MPHS_Application Form Fillable


CDBG_Self Certification Family Size and Income Form