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Domestic Violence Survivors and the Residential Landlord-Tenant Code

This brochure provides information about the rights of tenants who are survivors of domestic violence under the Hawaii Residential Landlord-Tenant Code.

Housing Protections for Victims/Survivors of Domestic Violence

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) protects survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, in public and other federally subsidized housing, from denial of housing, eviction, or termination of assistance based on violence perpetrated by their abusers.

Learn about Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

This handout provides an overview of the various types of housing in Hawaii and the rights of tenants in each housing type. It also provides information on how to avoid problems that may lead to the loss of a family’s housing or housing subsidy.

Public Housing Grievance Process

This brochure applies to tenants of public housing operated by Hawaii Public Housing Authority (HPHA) to challenge something HPHA either does or fails to do that violates their public housing tenant rights.

Public Housing Tenant Rights: How To Calculate Your Rent

Information about how rent amounts for public housing are calculated by the Hawaii Public Housing Authority (HPHA)

Public Housing Tenant Rights: Learn How you Might be Eligible to Lower your Rent

Read this brochure to find out if you are eligible for the Earned Income Disregard that enables some tenants to lower their rent.

Public Housing Tenant Rights: What To Do If Your Income Changes

The amount of rent a tenant of public housing pays is dependent on income. This brochure discusses what to do if a tenant's income changes.

Your Rights as a Section 8 Tenant

What you need to do as a Section 8 Tenant (project-based and voucher) - rules, rights, and information.

Your Rights to Fair Housing

The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when they are renting, buying, or securing financing for any housing The prohibitions specifically cover discrimination because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability and the presence of children.

Public Housing Grievance Process

This brochure applies to tenants of public housing operated by Hawaii Public Housing Authority (HPHA) to challenge something HPHA either does or fails to do that violates their public housing tenant rights.

Hawaii Public Housing Authority (HPHA)

The Hawaii Public Housing Authority works to provide affordable rental and supportive housing, public housing and the efficient and fair delivery of housing services to the people of Hawaii.

How to Represent Yourself

This brochure provides basic information on how to represent yourself at a court or administrative hearing.

Tips to Avoid Problems in Public Housing

A brochure about how to avoid problems while living in Public Housing.

Fair Housing Fact Sheets

Fair Housing laws can often be complex and confusing, making it difficult to answer a quick question. Review these fact sheets that answer common questions related to various Fair Housing issues.

Housing Protections for Victims/Survivors of Domestic Violence

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) protects survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, in public and other federally subsidized housing, from denial of housing, eviction, or termination of assistance based on violence perpetrated by their abusers.

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