Affordable rental unit applications accepted

LIHU‘E — The County Housing Agency is accepting applications for its Affordable Additional Rental Unit (ARU) Program.

The Affordable ARU Program implements a series of six ordinances enacted by the County Council and signed by Mayor Derek Kawakami in December 2019. The purpose of these ordinances is to promote the construction of ARUs and provide incentives to those building ARUs.

Under this program, homeowners whose property qualifies for an ARU can receive various fee waivers and direct subsidies totaling nearly $20,000 if they agree to rent their ARU at a price affordable to someone earning 90% or less of the Kaua‘i median income, for at least five years.

For more information on the program, including the specific rent limits and how to apply, visit the CHA website,, or call 241-4444.

  1. mina December 18, 2020 9:24 am Reply

    As an ARU owner, I can tell you right now I will never rent to these people. The destruction and neglect my property has suffered with these people in place has far outweighed any compensation I could receive for renting to them. How do you rent to people who strip the wiring and plumbing out of your property before they leave to cash in on the copper?

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