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  • Mediation on Hawaii Island - Hilo

    Ku'ikahi Mediation Center provides a variety of dispute prevention and resolution services to our East Hawaii community. We help individuals, families, organizations, businesses, schools, and others to find creative solutions to challenging situations. Read More

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    Ku'ikahi Mediation Center
  • Mediation on Hawaii Island - Kona

    West Hawaii Mediation Center strives to provide an array of high quality conflict resolution services to community members and organizations throughout West Hawaii. Read More

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    West Hawaii Mediation Center
  • Mediation on Kauai

    Mediation Services from Kauai Economic Opportunity (KEO) can address a number of issues. Mediators from the agency facilitate dispute resolution in a confidential, informal and non-threatening manner, with the aim of avoiding court proceedings or preventing evictions. Read More

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    Kauai Economic Opportunity Mediation Program
  • Mediation on Maui

    Maui Mediation Services, Inc. was established in 1982 to provide creative and appropriate ways of resolving disputes Read More

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    Maui Mediation Services
  • Mediation on Oahu

    Mediation Center of the Pacific's mission is to provide high quality mediation and dispute resolution services that are affordable and accessible on the island of Oahu. Read More

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    Mediation Center of the Pacific
  • Pets In Housing

    Pets in Housing is a program to promote the successful integration of pets into a larger number of homes on Oahu. This site provides an apartment search feature for renters with pets. Read More

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    Hawaiian Humane Society
  • Pre-Complaint Questionnaire For Housing Discrimination

    Submitting a Pre-Complaint Questionnaire is the first step in filing a discrimination complaint with the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission (HCRC). After reviewing your Pre-Complaint Questionnaire you will be contacted for an intake interview and, where appropriate, provided assistance in filing a formal complaint for housing discrimination. Read More

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    Hawaii Civil Rights Commission
  • Residential Landlord-Tenant Handbook

    This Handbook for the Hawaii Residential Landlord-Tenant Code is designed to be a useful guide for all Hawaii residents and attempts to address the questions and concerns most frequently expressed by landlords and tenants. Read More

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    Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs
  • Security Deposit - General Information

    This resource provides basic information on what the landlord-tenant code rules are regarding security deposits. Read More

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    Legal Aid Society of Hawai`i - Honolulu
  • Self-Help Centers & Access to Justice Rooms

    The Hawaii Court Self-Help Centers and Access to Justice Rooms are a joint effort of the Hawaii State Judiciary, the Hawaii Access To Justice Commission, the Hawaii State Bar Association, local bar associations, and the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii to help self-represented litigants better understand their rights and the court process. This is a free program provided by the help of volunteer attorneys. Read More

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    Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
  • Self-Help Form: Eviction Counterclaim

    Use this interactive interview if you would like assistance filling out a court form to dismiss claims made by your landlord in an eviction case against you as the tenant of a rental. Read More

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    Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
  • Self-Help Form: Form Letter and TRO for Illegal Lockout

    Use this interactive interview to fill out a Form letter asking your landlord to allow you back into your rental unit or stop him/her from locking you out illegally and Court Forms asking the court to order your landlord to let you back into the unit. Read More

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    Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
  • Self-Help Form: Form Letter and TRO for Illegal Utilities Shut Off

    Use this interactive interview to fill out a Form letter and Court Forms asking your landlord to turn the utilities that were illegally shut off back on. Read More

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    Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
  • Self-Help Form: Money Damages for Illegal Lockout

    Use this interactive interview to assist you in filling out a Complaint of Damage and Notice of Hearing asking the court to order your landlord to pay you money ("damages") to compensate you for your trouble if you were illegally locked out of your rental property. Read More

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    Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
  • Self-Help Form: Money Damages for Illegal Utilities Shut Off

    Use this interactive interview to assist you in filling out a Complaint of Damage and Notice of Hearing asking the court to order your landlord to pay you money (“damages”) to compensate you for your utility shut-off. Read More

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    Legal Aid Society of Hawaii