RAPID REHOUSING

ENDING FAMILY HOMELESSNESS. ONE FAMILY AT A TIME.

HELPING HOMELESS FAMILIES GET PERMANENT HOUSING

56

families

104

children

229

people

Kahumana's Rapid Rehousing is helping over 50 homeless families acquire permanent housing with the assistance of state, city and federally funded programs. The program has a low barrier to entry coupled with a high expectation for participants to actively work towards stability.

Our case managers work directly with homeless families to provide:

  • support in finding a permanent unit

  • financial assistance for security deposit & first month rent

  • monthly assessments

  • assistance in qualifying for state medical insurance

  • harm reduction substance abuse treatment

  • access to child care resources through PATCH

  • access to behavioral health resources

  • school supplies and holiday gifts from Helping Hands

We are so proud of our clients who work hard towards self-reliance, like a single mother of 6 who was awarded a lot with Hawaiian Homesteads and our families who receive Section 8 housing and no longer require our services.  

WHO WE SERVE

1. Our rapid rehousing residents are referred to us through the State Coordinated Entry System based upon unit availability for HPO RRH, PSH and ESG RRH.

2. Our HPO Prevention clients do not need to be referred and is only for those who are imminently at risk of being homeless within 14 days (ex. illness in the family, loss of job, incarceration of family member) who can prove sustainability with earned and/or unearned income. Assistance can be up to 3 months upon approval. 

FAQ

Our services are administered to those who qualify for:

  • Homeless Programs Office Rapid Rehousing

  • Homeless Programs Office Prevention

  • Waikiki Health Youth Rapid Rehousing

  • HUD Emergency Solution Grant

  • HUD Permanent Supportive Housing

The Permanent Supportive Housing program pays full rent for 13 of the most chronically homeless families who have a disabling condition or have been homeless for over a year. 

  1. Do our programs assist with past due mortgage payments?
    No, we do not assist with paying for assets.  
     

  2. Do we assist with security deposit and first month rent for general public?
    No, only for our CES referral programs.
     

  3. If I am currently living in a rental unit but want to relocate to a different unit will your programs assist me?
    No, we don’t assist with relocation. Call Aloha United Way (211) for more resources. 
     

  4. How do I get into the “system?”
    You will need to be encountered by an outreach team through one of the following agencies. Please call one of the following to get more information on their process:
    - Institute of Human Services (IHS): 546 Kaaahi St Honolulu HI 96717 
    808-447-2800
    - Kalihi Palama Health Center: 915 N. King St. Honolulu HI 96817
    808-848-1438
    - U.S. Vets Outreach-Kapolei: 1772 Shangrila St Building 37 Kapolei HI 96707
    808-682-9000
    - Kealahou West Oahu (KWO): 87-132 Farrington Hwy Waianae HI 96792
    808-696-5667

OUR TEAM

WE CAN RELATE.

Our staff approaches the issue of homelessness with compassion and understanding.

 

Over 75% of our team have overcome homelessness themselves through Kahumana's transitional housing programs.

Summer Pakele

Housing Director

spakele@asi-hawaii.org

808-696-4095

86-660 Lualualei Homestead Rd. Wai'anae, HI 96792