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Hawaii Financial Assistance Program


Cash benefits for food, rent, and housing. Also helps parents find jobs

HUD Hawaii

Provides information regarding homeownership and foreclosure avoidance

Hawaii Foreclosure Information Center

(808) 587-3222

Provides information about foreclosure in Hawaii

Hawaii Public Housing Authority

(808) 832-5900

Provides information about affordable housing and aid

Hawaii Homeownership Center

(808) 523-9500

Provides homeownership assistance

Hawaii Affordable Properties, Inc.

Honolulu Office: (808) 589-1845, Big Island Office: (808) 322-3422

Provides affordable housing across Hawaii

Bridge to Hope

(808) 956-8059

Assist with on-campus student employment and other services; allows single parents to attend school and work

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)


The SNAP program provides crucial food and nutritional support to qualifying low-income and needy households, and those making the transition from welfare to self-sufficiency.  In FY 2012, SNAP helped put food on the table for an estimated 90,534 Hawaii families each month.   SNAP clients access their benefits with an EBT card, which they use like a debt card.

SEE Hawaii Work (Supporting Employment Empowerment)


SEE Hawaii Work is a dynamic new welfare-to-work service launched statewide by the Hawaii State Department of Human Services. SEE Hawaii Work takes the concept of apprenticeship and expands it into an effective training-for-hire model with private sector management. The State contracts with a private employment service agency to market SEE, take and fill job orders from companies, and provide ongoing support to employers and employees.

O’Ahu WorkLinks

(808) 768-3489

Oahu WorkLinks provides: 1)employer resources such as recruitment assistance, training and outplacement 2) job seekers services such as job training financial assistance and career guidance 3) youth services such as life skills, education and job training

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