Chinatown affordable rental complex opens waitlist, applications available

Kekaulike Courtyards (courtesy photo)
Kekaulike Courtyards (courtesy photo)

Applications are now being accepted for affordable rental units at Kekaulike Courtyards in Chinatown.

Applicants will be added to a waitlist and a lottery will be conducted to determine the prioritization.

Lottery applications must be returned by mail only, postmarked no later than September 30, 2014.

Applications are available online here and must be fully completed, signed and mailed to:

Kekaulike Courtyards
1016 Maunakea Street
Honolulu Hawaii, 96817

Only applications received in the mail from the U.S. postal service postmarked before September 30, 2014 will be processed in a lottery to determine placement on the waitlist. Hand-delivered applications will not be accepted.

All applications received with the appropriate date stamps will then be randomly selected through a third-party lottery process and assigned a number on the wait list. You will receive notification from Kekaulike Courtyards via postcard on your place on the waitlist around October 22, 2014. The applicant holding the lowest lottery number shall have the first opportunity to be screened for the available unit for their family size. The next lowest lottery number will then get the next opportunity and so forth.

To qualify for the lottery, applicants must earn no more than 60 percent of the U.S. Housing and Urban Development’s median income for the City and County of Honolulu which are currently $40,260 for 1 person, $46,020 for 2 persons, $51,780 for 3 persons and $57,480 for 4 persons. Kekaulike Courtyards has a maximum capacity of four persons per household. Median income amounts are subject to change on or after January 1, 2015.

All lottery entrants will be notified of their assigned number through the mail. A low lottery number does not guarantee that a prospective tenant’s application will be processed or that the applicant will be selected for Kekaulike Courtyards. Applicants will first be screened to determine their eligibility.

One application per household. Duplicates will be removed from the lottery and/or assigned the higher(est) of the assigned lottery numbers.

Kekaulike Courtyards consists of 76 affordable apartment rentals with studios ($510.00 – $575.00/mo.) and one-bedroom units ($630.00 – $730.00/mo.) in three, four-story buildings.

Rents are subject to change on or after January 1, 2015.

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