Hawai’i Interim Housing Program (HIHP)



The Hawai’i Interim Housing Program (HIHP) assists those displaced by the Maui wildfires by placing survivor households in temporary state-sponsored housing.  

HIHP is administered by the Hawai’i Office of Recovery and Resiliency (HORR) in collaboration with the State of Hawai’i’s Department of Human Services (DHS) and Hawai’i Housing Finance and Development Corporation (HHFDC).  

HIHP includes all State of Hawai’i interim housing sites related to Maui wildfire recovery, including Hale ‘O Lā‛ie, formerly the Haggai Institute in Kihei, and Ka La’i Ola in West Maui, north of Lahaina.    

Eligibility Requirements 

You may be eligible for HIHP if:  

  • You resided in Maui County prior to the disaster.   
  • You are displaced from your permanent residence due to the Maui Wildfires, or…  
  • You faced disaster-related unemployment that resulted in the loss of your home. 

If you are not sure if you are eligible for HIHP, you are still encouraged to apply. Please refer to the Program FAQs for more information on program requirements and how to apply.  

Apply for Assistance  

You can apply by visiting this page or calling 1-808-727-1550 and completing the questions for your household. You must register an account online with a valid email address to receive program updates and provide required documentation.  

If you do not have an email address, you may call our contact center at 1-808-727-1550 for them to help create one for you.   

If you have previously applied for assistance with FEMA or American Red Cross, some of your information may already be pre-populated in the application. Please review all information and complete any missing fields.  

When your application is complete, a member of the HIHP team will contact you to discuss the next steps.



Governor Josh Green’s Press Release unveiling HIHP  (July 2, 2024)