Frequently Asked Questions
I am a senior struggling to afford food. What food resources are available?
For information on accessing senior services in your local area, please contact your county office on aging, or the Hawaii Aging and Disability Resource Center:
Honolulu: (808)768-7705, www.elderlyaffairs.com
Hawaii: (808)961-8600, www.hcoahawaii.org
Maui/Molokai/Lanai: (808)270-7774, http://www.co.maui.hi.us/departments/Housing/aging.htm
Kauai: (808)241-4470, www.kauai.gov/elderly
For more information on accessing food from food banks:
City and County of Honolulu: Hawaii Food Bank
Maui County: Maui Food Bank
Kauai County: Hawaii Food Bank – Kauai
Hawaii County: The Food Basket
I am a homeowner or renter and the property currently has a government guaranteed mortgage or is supported by the federal government. What resources are available?
If you are a homeowner or renter and the property currently has a government guaranteed mortgage or is supported by the federal government, you are eligible for assistance.
Homeowners with a government guaranteed mortgage who are worried about being able to afford future mortgage payments may seek a loan forbearance, a temporary pause in loan payments, for up to 12 months.
If you are renting from an owner who has a federally-backed mortgage or federally-supported multi-family property, the CARES Act provides for a moratorium on evictions from March 27, 2020, through July 25, 2020.
Homeowners or renters seek information on whether they are covered by CARES Act assistance programs should contact Legal Aid Society of Hawaii or a HUD approved housing counselor. You can find the nearest housing counselor here or by calling (800) 569-4287.
For more information on federal and state relief programs, the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii (https://www.legalaidhawaii.org/) has developed an FAQ for Homeowners & Renters that includes additional state actions in support of homeowners and renters, which can be found here. (https://www.legalaidhawaii.org/uploads/2/3/9/0/23902043/q_a_covid-19_housing_issues_public_legal_information_3.31.20.pdf)
More information on these homeowner and renter assistance policies are available on Senator Schatz’s webpage here. (https://www.schatz.senate.gov/coronavirus/assistance-for-homeowners-and-renters)
I don’t want to go to the grocery store. What grocery stores deliver?
Multiple grocery stores delivery now in the islands. Please check with your local grocery stores to see if they offer delivery.
Please check back frequently to see new and updated resources.