March 24, 2021, 10:38 a.m. HST
* Updated March 25 at 7:58 a.m.
A Maui Economic Opportunity rental and mortgage assistance program targeting Maui County residents economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic has received an additional $900,000 injection from the Community Development Block Grant Fund managed by the county.
The additional funds bring the total funding for the program to nearly $1.8 million.
The CDBG COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program, administered by MEO, targets low-to-moderate income individuals or families in the county who have lost their jobs or income due to the pandemic.
Assistance is available only to households that have not received housing or mortgage assistance from another federally funded program in the past year. Support is available until December 31, 2021.
This program provides mortgage assistance up to $1,500 per month and rental assistance up to $1,000 per month over a three-month period.
Online applications are available on the website meoinc.org; paper applications can be obtained by calling (808) 249-2970. Completed applications can be emailed to [email protected] or mailed or dropped off at MEO Family Center, 99 Mahalani St., Wailuku, HI 96793.