Agency History: A Timeline
- On July 1, 2006, the Hawaii Public Housing Authority (HPHA) and Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation (HHFDC) began operating as separate agencies.
- On July 5, 2005, Governor Linda Lingle enacted Act 196 which effectively split the Housing and Community Development Corporation of Hawaii (HCDCH) in two agencies.
- One of the new agencies, the Hawaii Public Housing Authority (HPHA), is charged with managing federal and state public housing programs, including Section 8 and senior housing. The other, the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation (HHFDC), is tasked with developing and financing low- and moderate-income housing projects and administering homeownership programs.
- On July 1, 1998, The Housing and Community Development Corporation of Hawaii (HCDCH) began operating as a single agency.
- HCDCH was formed by the passage of Act 350 under the leadership of Governor Ben Cayetano. The law consolidated the HHA and HFDC into a single housing agency.
- The state’s Housing Finance and Development Corporation (HFDC) was created by Act 337 as part of Governor John Waihee’s initiative to create a streamlined organization to promote affordable housing.
- The Hawaii Housing Authority (HHA) was created by the Territorial Legislature to provide safe and sanitary housing for low-income residents of Hawaii.