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“CHEAP” RENTALS
Rooms, Studios, Apts - Oahu Area United Self-Help‘s ―Cheap‖ Rentals is for everybody who has to live cheaply by necessity. This listing has many rooming houses and apartment buildings. If a place is fully occupied, call back in a month or so. Some have no phone number, so go in person to inquire. A few landlords/real estate agents advertise and some don‘t. So, if the person says that unit has been taken, ask if they have vacancies in other buildings. If you have a Section 8 certificate, ask if they‘ll accept it. Because rental prices change, we suggest you verify all info for each listing you‘re interested in. Lastly, do you have the money saved for your security deposit? Most landlords require it. Don‘t forget about utility fees, too. This ―CHEAP‖ Rentals Listing is for informational purposes only, and does not provide legal advice or guidance. The material in this ―CHEAP‖ Rentals Listing is subject to change.
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H.A.P.P.Y H.O.M.E H.U.N.T.I.N.G

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WHAT„S INSIDE
ROOMS SECTION 8 UNITS MORE UNITS NON-PROFIT ―REALTORS‖ GROUP HOMES REALTORS LISTED SENIOR HOUSING GOVERNMENT APPLICATIONS FOR H.U.D. HOUSING DID YOU KNOW . . . HELPING HANDS HAWAII UTILITIES SECURITY DEPOSIT TIDBITS FROM THE LANDLORD-TENANT CODE BOOK SOME TENANT OBLIGATIONS GOVERNMENT INSPECTORS FAIR HOUSING RIGHTS (H.U.D.) SECTION 8 CONTACTS LEGAL HELP REFERENCES SOURCES 3 6 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 18 18 19 19 24 28 30 31 32 35 35

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ROOMS
City Villa, 1022 Kekaulike Mall (btwn N King & N Hotel St) (Chinatown) 4 story, beige cement bldg Est. 45
ROOMS Res Mgr 523-2345 Common bath on each floor Men & Women 951-5151 Lau & Lau Properties

Island West Apts, 607 N King/Liliha Sts & Dillingham Blvd 842-7420
(behind KFC) 4 story, beige cinder block, U-shaped bldg ―STUDIOS‖ Secure rooms w/priv baths. No kit, but hot plate/microwave ok. Est 400 ―ROOMS‖ $395 & $425 mo, plus security dep. Min. $1,200/mo income req. (Ofc M-F 9a-4p) Homeless Solutions Cell 780-6534

Na Kolea Rooming House, 1020 Isenberg/Young Sts

Est 75 ROOMS 2-3 story, tan wood & cement bldgs. For formerly homeless tenants 18+ yo. All tenants must work min. 19 hrs/wk. Info verified. Across Moiliili Field. Rent $200-$320 mo, depending upon income. Max stay, 2 yrs. Homeless Solutions 946-8063

Pauahi Hale, 126 N Pauahi (btwn River & Maunakea Sts) (Chinatown)
4 stories, across The Mission. Share kit & bath; W&D; Utils included. Single ROOM apts, Sec 8 Ok. National Mortgage 539-9777 / 544-1600. Ofc: 1165 Bethel/N Beretania Sts

Piikoi Arms Apts, 1111 Piikoi/Young Sts (btwn S King & S Beretania Sts) Three, 2 story wood/cement
bldgs: green, blue & brown. Share kit/bath. Each bldg has 8 units w/4-5 separate rooms per unit. Locked doors. ROOMS for men & women. Mgr‘s ofc in brown bldg (M-F 9-4; Sa 9-2) Pvt & semi-pvt rms. Est. $141.45 wk. 593-8183

Shower Tree Mini Hotel, 3085 N Nimitz Hwy (near Lagoon Dr) Hotel has 22 ROOMS.
microwave; share common bath. Rates: $22/day; $110/wk. 833-1411

TV lounge;

YMCA, Central Branch, 401 Atkinson Dr / Ala Moana Blvd

941-3344 Single ROOM, Priv Bath Priv ROOM/Share Hall Bath Day $41.00 $ 33.00 Week n/a $169.00 Best to call two wks in advance. Key deposit of $10 Office hours 8a – 7p, daily (across Ala Moana shopping ctr)

YMCA, Nuuanu Branch, 1441 Pali Hwy/S Vineyard Blvd

536-3556 Priv ROOM w/Share hall bath. Day $30.00; Week $160.00 Office hours M-F 5a–10p; Sat 6a-7p; Sun 10a-5p (near Botanical Garden & Safeway)

YWCA Fernhurst, 1566 Wilder Av/Punahou Ofc hrs

M-F 7:00am-12: 00 pm Return 2:00pm-9:00pm. Room Rates $48.00 per day; $38.00 share daily: Two meals served M-F 941-2231 www.YWCA.oahu.org.

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1917 Algaroba / McCully Sts

Est $80-$100 wk ROOMS in apts. Three bldgs, 3 stories each, tan. Mgr ofc left side of entrance. One block parallel from S King St, ocean side. (McCully area)

924 Green St (btwn Ward Av & Victoria St)

24 ROOMS bath; fans; fridge. Est $115/wk Or $475+/mo, plus security dep. Along No. 4 Nuuanu bus line.

Two story apt bldg, share kit &

1212 Halona St (by Kokea which runs off N Vineyard Bl)

595-4531 By H-1. Near Palama Settlement. (Kapalama area) ROOMS No cooking/pets; 2 story white house share bath $300/mo

2244 Ho‟onanea (btwn Metcalf & Dole) (University area)
2-1/2 story, lime-green, wooden bldg.

ROOMS

133-A N Hotel St (near Kekaulike Mall in Chinatown)

ROOMS 524-5414 Opposite Maunakea Market Place (enter bldg thru alley gate). $395/mo Men & Women Share kit & bath 3 story bldg 27 rooms

810 Kaaloa St

(University area) ROOMS on 3d floor apt bldg (Kaaloa is a side st. At Univ Av/Kaaha St, btwn Date & S King. Go down Kaaha St to Kaaloa St) 4 rooms per apt unit. All doors lock, share kit & bath

1630 Kalakaua Av / Kununu (2 story cinder/wood bldg) ROOMS / STUDIOS
(near Daiei and Palama Market) Diamond International Real Estate 955-3037 - 1 bedroom $850 (include water,gas,electric. 2 bd $1200 includes gas/pkg ___________________________________________________________________________________ ____ 232 Kalihi St / Kahai St (Kalihi Kai area) ROOMS 842-3718 (Four blocks ocean of Nimitz Hwy by US Army Kapalama Military Reservation) Ethel‘s Grill on F1. $325/mo phone/cable ready. Total 28 For men only.

2551 Kapiolani Bl / Date St

ROOMS / STUDIOS Res Mgr 943-8869 ROOMS $480/mo; share kit & bath Clean! STUDIOS $525-550/mo share kit, priv bath. Two story bldgs.

4050-B-C Keanu St / ‗Ekaha Av
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(Kaimuki area) ROOMS From downtown, on Waialae, pass 17 Av, next street, ‗Ekaha Av (mt. Side). Property located at end of Keanu St. Two, 2-story houses. W&D coin. $425/mo share kit & bath Res Mgr 735-6388

1542 Keeaumoku St (btwn Wilder Av & Kaihee St)
Across Makiki park.

ROOMS 2-story, grey bldg. (Lower Makiki area)

729 Kinau St (Ward Av & Lunalilo St) (Lower Makiki area)
Two story, pink bldg behind Kinau Superette, a corner store.

ROOMS

1226 Kinau / Piikoi Sts (Lower Makiki area)

ROOMS / STUDIOS

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Two story, white wooden bldg Cable & ph ready rooms $355+/mo & studios $550+/mo Block away from Times/Safeway Day/Eves 941-6987

1302 Kinau / Keeaumoku Sts

ROOMS David 537-4757 Pgr 574-0690 Est $110/wk; $400-$475/mo Share kit/bath. One story, white bldg Humongous tree in front of property.

1415 Kinau / Keeaumoku Sts

(Lower Makiki) ROOMS 941-6987 Rooming house in rear of two-story cement apt bldg. Phone & cable ready. Est. 18 ROOMS $355+/mo Across Cartwright Field Near Foodland & Times. Men only Call day/eves

1909 Liliha St (between Dayton & Elena Sts)

ROOMS 523-7016 Few short blocks above N Kuakini St. Two-story, white bldg. Share kit/bath

Men & Women

2313 Lime St / Isenberg St (block from Kapiolani Bl)
ROOMS Share kit/bath $90-$135/week

947-5658

3328 Makini St / Cambell Av

(Diamond Hd area) ROOMS 479-1880 (Set back from Paki & Monsarrat Aves, off Kapahulu)

2123 Metcalf St / Wilder Av (up slope) 2323 Oahu Av / Armstrong

ROOMS 530-5227/988-4044 1-2 story, old white house W&D - across Korean Ch #4 & #18 buses (Manoa area) ROOMS Mr Lee eves 988-4044 Along bus route #6 Woodlawn/Pauoa. Non-smokers

1407, 1409, 1411 & 1415 Pensacola / Lunalilo (by H-1)
Group of white, wooden bldgs, 1 & 2 stories. Pay phone in front.

1120 Pua Lane / N King St (block from Liliha, by Kalulani School
ROOMS (Palama area) Share kit/bath w/four others

930 Punahoe / Fern St (rear of Washington Mid. School) Est. 16 ROOMS
Behind Jack-In-The-Box @ Kalakaua & S King. Share kit/bath Men & Women

916 Queen St / Ward Av (above Subway Sandwiches)

(Kakaako area) Co-ed: Men‘s rooms on 1st floor; women‘s on 2d flr. Share secure bath & kit on each floor. Non-smoking. Est. 14 ROOMS.

1219 Rycroft / Alder St (off Piikoi St)
in school or have a job. (Ala Moana area)

Women Only Fax 597-8578

2story hse Est 8 ROOMS Be

1162 Smith St (between N Pauahi & N Beretania)
ROOMS 4-story bldg Above Hilario‘s barber shop.

(Chinatown area)

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930-A Spencer St / Ward Av (rear of house on 930 Spencer St) 5 ROOMS
Furn pvt room w/frig; share kit/bath $350-$400/mo (Makiki area)

1585 Thurston St (between Wilder & Pensacola St)
ROOMS / STUDIOS / APTS

955-3037 Two-story house. $425+/mo

2825-A Waialae Av (btwn 10th & 11th Aves) (Kaimuki area) Near Public
Storage $325/mo No parking Men only Lau Lau Prop. 951-5151

1547 Wilder Av / Punahoe

(across YWCA) Mgr, Apt 10 four-story, tan bldg Prv furn ROOMS Est. $105/wk Share a room est. $65/wk. STUDIO est. $140/wk

Waikiki Beachside Apts, 2556 Lemon Rd / Kapahulu

923-9566 (Waikiki area) Dorm-style living. 4 person dorm $35/eve; 6-8 person dorm $25/eve. Weekly rates, save 50% on 7th night. Share kit and rec room on top floor. Check-in requires out-of-state ID & plane ticket leaving the isles.

SECTION 8
Academy Garden Apts, 1302 Victoria /Kinau St
Res. Mgr 521-9022 2-story beige apt bldg W/D A/C (across Academy of Arts museum) By Thomas Sq Park SEC 8 Ok National Mortgage 539-9777 / 9784

Alii Manor Apts, 94-066 Leolua, Waipahu

Res. Mgr 676-8064 SEC 8 Ok 2BRs $850/mo with parking pool Century 21 Realty, Ron Nakatsu 671-8576 / 671-8254

Brookside Terrace Towers, 2440 Date St (between Kapiolani & University)
apt bldg some parking Coin W&D (Kapiolani/Date area)

SEC 8 Ok 7-story

Chinatown Gateway Plaza, 1031 Nuuanu Av / N Hotel St
(Edge of Chinatown) High-rise National Mortgage 539-9777 /539-9784

SEC 8 Ok

Dynasty Apts, 2442 Tusitala / Kaiulani (behind Ala Wai)
4-story apt bldg Near Food Pantry STUDIOS $710 & 1BR $830 Laundry Room Parking www.dynastyapartments.com A few SEC 8 Ok Bldg painted light blue/green. Skybird Properties 922-0040

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Dynasty Terrace, 94-123 Pupunohe St, Waipahu
1BR $650; 2BR $750 lanai, coin W&D, parking walk-up

SEC 8 Ok 677-4727

Harbor Village Apts, 901 River St / N Nimitz

Mgr 528-2753 5-story bldg, new 1-2 Brs W&D room (Chinatown area)

Hale Pauahi Towers, 155 N Beretania / Maunakea Sts

Highrise (Chinatown area) 1 BR $686-$722 2 BR $865-$894 3 BR $1,042-$1,080 National Morgage Realestate Corp 5323535

Kalakauan Apts, 1911 Kalakaua Av / McCully (Waikiki area)
6-story apt bldg 1 BR $850 no parking (blk from Ward entertainment Center) Hawaii Affordable Properties 5891845 Kamakee Vista, 1065 Kawaiahao, Ste 607 (Kakaako area) SEC Ok Highrise 1/2 BR $695-$930 (block from Ward Entertainment Ctr) Hawaii Affordable Properties 589-1845

Kapiolani Palms, 2755 Kapiolani Bl / by H-1 off ramp
yellow apt bldg Lanai Coin W&D $550-$600/mo SEC 8 Ok

1-Brs Two & four story bldgs, white & Mgr 949-3689

Kauhale Kakaako, 860 Halekauwila / Ward Av

(Kakaako area) Highrise white bldg lanai A/C 1BR & 2Brs $790-$985/mo SEC 8 Ok Hawaii Affordable Properties 589-1845 / 594-0192

Kekaulike Courtyards, 1039 Kekaulike / N King

Mgr 545-2993 4-story, new cement/brick bldg. Along Chinatown‘s new pedestrian mall. SEC 8 OK Mgr‘s ofc @ 1016 Maunakea / N King St

Kilani Village Apts, 1060 Kilani Av, Wahiawa
8+ story apt bldg SEC 8 Ok Bob Tanaka, Inc. 949-4111

1—2-3-4 BRs

Kulana Nani Apts, 46-229 Kahuhipa St, Kaneohe (160 units)
247-0602 according to income.

Sec 8 Ok

EAH, Inc.

Makaha Surfside, 85-175 Farrington Hwy

SEC 8 Ok 4-story apt bldg beach front laundry room parking near buses (Waianae area) SEC 8 Ok STUDIOS $595+ 1 BR $625+ Sun Estates 696-6500 Sakuma Realty 683-1307 / 578-5306

Makaha Valley Plantation, 84-786 Ala Mahiku, Waianae
SEC 8 Ok Pool W&D room lanai pool parking 254-7111

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2BR $825 Also 1BR On-site ofc 695-9566 Fahrni Realty 486-4166

Marin Tower, 60 N Nimitz Hwy /Nuuanu Av (Chinatown/Waterfront)
Highrise/lanai SEC 8 Ok STUDIOS/1 BRs National Mortgage 539-9777

Olokele Apts, 717 Olokele Av (Off Date St, by Kaimuki H.S. field)
Coin W&D fridge & hotplate 1 BR $800 STUDIOS $650 no pets

(Kapahulu area) 3-story walk-up No pets National Mortgage 539-9777

Pauahi Hale, 126 N Pauahi (btwn River & Maunakea Sts) SEC 8 Ok
(Chinatown area) Across The Mission. Share kit/ba W&D utls included (81 ROOM apts) $250-$525 National Mortgage 539-9777

Pokai Bay Cabanas, 85-933 Farrington Hwy River Pauahi Apts, 1155 River / Pauahi Sts

SEC 8 Ok 4-story apt bldg Near buses parking STUDIOS $650 1 BR $725 W&D (Waianae/ Makaha areas) Sun Estates 696-6500 (Chinatown) 3-4 story, cinder block apt bldg Res Mgr Ste 111 (Call 10:30a-11:30a) SEC 8 Ok

Loyalty 543-0545

Smith-Beretania Apts, 1170 Nuuanu Av / N Beretania St

Mid-rise apt bldg on edge of Chinatown (post office on ground floor) Wait list for 1-2 BR apts. On-site office hrs 8a-4:30p SEC 8 Ok 30% of income Res Mgr 521-6486

Weinberg Hale, 2734 S King St (near University Ave)
60 STUDIOS 4-story, cement apt bldg parking Homeless Solutions 946-6953 Cell 780-6542

SEC 8 Ok

Winston Hale, 1055 River St / N Hotel St
539-9777 Walk up 93 studios $300-$395

(Chinatown area) 4-story apt bldg National Mortgage

1637 & 1641 Anapuni St (btwn Wilder Av & Dominis) 329 California Av / Kam Hwy (Wahiawa area) 1112 Kinau St / Piikoi St

SEC 8 Ok (Makiki area) 2-story, grey cinder block apt bldgs 1-Brs parking Diamond International 955-3037 SEC 8 Ok 839-6613 5-story apt bldg Near Jack-In-The-Box 1-BR $725; 2-BR $925 (Lower Makiki area) SEC 8 Ok 12-story bldg, pink/beige Across elementary school W&D room Ground pool Safeway a block away Est 100 units (1BR $725; 2BR $925) L W Enterprises 524-5817 / 545-7816 / 839-6613

1424 Liholiho / Lunalilo Sts

(Lower Makiki area) SEC 8 Ok 1-2 BRs in 1-2 story wooden bldgs Diamond International 955-3037

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1228 Lunalilo / Liholiho Sts

(Lower Makiki area) SEC 8 Ok Next to H-1 3-story, grey cinder block bldg Diamond International 955-3037

176 & 324 Ohai St, Wahiawa
Benaroya Properties 599-1855

1-BRs $900 2bdrm $1,095

SEC 8 Ok

More Units
Alapai Apts, 1301 Lusitana / Lunalilo Sts
539-9777 / 539-9784 (near Queen‘s Physician Ofc Bldg & Board of Water Supply) 9-story, beige apt bldg, coin W&D parking STUDIOS $700/mo 1BR $900/mo

China Town Manor, 175 N Hotel

Res. Mgr 545-1996 Laundry room Credit, HPD & Rent Check STUDIOS Est $405-$470 Hawaii Affordable Properties 589-1845 / 545-1996

Island Colony (Waikiki area) ―400‖ Seaside Av by Ala Wai Bl
lease. Hi-rise, Lanais E Resorts LLC 955-4545

STUDIOS from $700 incl utl, 6 mo

Kokea Apts, 1101 Kokea St

(Kalihi area) 24 units 522-0540 For homeless families (verified) Must have income & min. one child under 18 yo

Kunia Palms, 94-011 Waipahu

(Waipahu area) Res. Mgr 677-4999 2 BR/1 ba $850+ 3-story apt bldg parking

Ohua Hale, 312 Ohua Av / Ala Wai (across golf course clubhouse)
Old, 4-story apt bldg, walk-up Est 24 STUDIOS

Vancouver House

- (University Area) Rent, 1/3 of income; for families w/kids. Parents must be either working/attending school. 1-2 BRs Homeless Solutions Cell 780-6536

1726 Anapuni St / Dominis

(Lower Makiki) Shih Realty 734-5968 Cottage style, wooden bldgs STUDIOS & 1 BR Est. $650

1630 Kalakaua Av / Kununu (2 story cinder/wood bldg)

955-3037 STUDIOS / ROOMS (near Daiei and Kapalama Market) Locksmith shop on ground floor. Diamond International Real Estate

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2551 Kapiolani Bl / Date St

STUDIOS / ROOMS Res Mgr 943-8869 ROOMS $480/mo; share kit & bath Clean! STUDIOS $525-550/mo share kit, priv bath. Two story bldgs.

1439 Kewalo St /Lunalilo St Queen‘s Realty 521-1180 1226 Kinau / Piikoi Sts (Lower Makiki area)

4-story bldg has mostly STUDIOS & 1 BRs (Only 2 ROOMS) Clean Studios-shared bath & Kitchen $550 1 bdrms $850 no utilities included no pkg Mgr Days/Eves 941-6987 Two story, white wooden bldg Cable & ph ready 711 across street ROOMS $355+/mo & STUDIOS $550+/mo Block away from Times/Safeway

1153 N King / Kohou Sts
536-3024

(next to Kapalama canal in Kalikhi) 2-story bldg

STUDIOS Est. $495/mo

“700” block of Piikoi St (btwn Hoolai & Rycroft Sts)
International 955-3037

One story bldg, blue & white

Diamond

1804 Poki / Dominis (Makiki area)
15 units

Older wooden, two story bldg on corner. Block from Punahoe St Est.

1585 Thurston St (between Wilder & Pensacola St)
STUDIOS / APTS / ROOMS Two-story house. $425+/mo

955-3037

1404 Ward Av / Lunalilo (above H-1)

STUDIOS / 1 BRs cottages Res. Mgr at 1404 Ward Av (enter thru gate, stay left, up few stairs). Large corner property with seven bldgs Wood/cinder block, painted brown, 1 & 2 stories. Est. $450-$495 Tenants pay own utils.

1547 Wilder Av / Punahoe

(across YWCA) 4-story tan bldg STUDIOS $140/wk; Private ROOMS $105/wk; Share ROOM $65/wk Share kit/ba Res. Mgr, Apt 10 223-3227

Non-Profit “Realtors”
Catholic Charities Ofc: 712 N School St – Info & Referral 537-6321 Housing Counselor 528-5233 Homeless Solutions, 2734 S King St, #100, Hon. 973-0050 Bldgs Tenants Cell fmly 780-6535

* Island West Apts mixed 780-6534 * Loliana Fmly Apts

UnitedSelf Help - “Cheap” Rentals (Rev. June 2006) * Kulaokahua Apts * Vancouver House seniors 780-6544 * Na Kolea Roomg Hse sgl adults 780-6551 family 780-6536 * Weinberg Hale mixed 780-6542

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Pacific Housing Assistance Corp, 677 Ala Moana Bl, #712, Hon. - 8:ooam- 5:00pm M-F Realtor Bob Tanaka 9494111 30%of income Affordable Low Income Housing for families/seniors throughout Oahu Salvation Army, Div Hdqts, 2950 Manoa Rd, Hon. 988-2136 * Silvercrest, 520 Pine St, Wahiawa (Senior low-cost housing 622-2785) 30% of income

Group Homes
Mental Health Kokua (partial listing) (formerly Mental Help Hawaii) Rental office, 1122-11th Ave, Hnl 7372523 Rent According to % of SSDI chk Duncan House Duplex Duplex Hale Alohi (Sail Res.) Hale Malie Safe Haven Sierra House 45-616 Duncan Dr, Kaneohe 1296-98 Ho‘oli Cir, Pearl City 1186 Kuokua, Pearl City 3443 Pahoa Av, Hon. (Kaimuki) 46-269 Punawai St, Kaneohe 41 S Beretania St, Hon. (downtown) 4510 Sierra Dr, Hon. (Wilhelmina Rise) 737-6517 247-8580 456-9338 456-9338 735-6687/2523 737-2523 524-7233

Steadfast Housing Development Corp (partial listing) Main Ofc: 677 Ala Moana Bl, #713, Honolulu Info 599-6230

Client must be medically compliant; be classified as access one mental illness (SMI); be in a day program; be registered with a community mental health center (Treatment Services Section) SHDC No. 1 SHDC No. 6 -Wainohia House 371-B Olomana St, Kailua 47-690 Hui Alala St, Kaneohe 94-683 Kahue Pl, Waipahu 92-663 Wainohia Pl, Kapolei

UnitedSelf Help - “Cheap” Rentals (Rev. June 2006) Weinberg Hale Kaiku Weinberg Hale Lolii 45-273 Haiku Rd, Kaneohe 45-498 Lolii St, Kaneohe

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Realtors Listed
“AA Town” Rooms & Studios 524-0187 David 537-4757 Pgr 574-0690 Cell 386-9372 2313 Lime St 947-5658 924 Green St 1302 Kinau St 574-0690 2551 Kapiolani Bl 943-8869 Benaroya Properties Bob Tanaka, Inc. Captain Cook & Assoc. Catholic Charities Diamond International 1637 Anapuni St 1228 Lunalilo 1572 Nehoa St E Resorts EAH, Inc. 599-1855 949-4111 732-5523 4050-B-C Keanu St 735-6388 3328 Makini St 479-1880

528-5233 / 537-6321 SEC 8 Ok ROOMS/APTS 955-3037 1630 Kalakaua Av

1641 Anapuni St ―700‖ Piikoi St 1424 Liholiho 1585 Thurston St

955-4545 1 bd $1600 264-0602

Studio $1000

Fahrni Realty 486-4166 1 bd 1 bath- Waikalani $1100

Studio 950-Patio Home - Mililani $1895

Lau & Lau Properties 951-5151 1bd $850-

2920S. King St.

L N W Enterprises (aka LNW Mgmt) SEC 8 Ok 545-7816 / 524-5817 / 524-6372
1112 Kinau St (Est 100 units) $975 Studios

Loyalty

543-0545

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Loyalty Property Mgmt Mahalo Realty 593-2728 Metropolitan Mgmt

532-3535

536-3876 1Bdr $600,$750 Waikiki Area & Cedar ST Back of Walmart

National Mortgage
$600 3 Bdr $726

SEC 8 Ok (partial listing) Down Town area

536-3876 1 Bdr $600 ,$750

Bdr

Academy Garden Apts 1302 Victoria St / Kinau St Alapai Apts Olokele Apts Kanoa Apts Westlake Apts 1301 Lusitana (No more Sec 8) 717 Olokele Av 846 Kanoa St, Hon. (Palama area) (2-3-4 BRs) 3139 Ala Llima St, Hon. (Moanalua) (96 - 2BRs)

Pacific Housing Assistance Corp.

523-5681

Queen‟s Realty 521-1180 / 847-1124 Ron Nakatsu Realty 671-8576 / 8254

Waikiki Realty 955-8129 / 955-8282 Salvation Army Skybird Properties Sun Estates 988-2136 922-0040

696-6500
942-7152

Sunny Isle Properties, 1436 Young St, #311, Hon.

Senior Housing
(Some buildings accept disabled. Call.)
Housing Community & Development Corp of Hawaii (HCDCH) Seniors, age 62+ Main ofc & mailing: 677 Queen St, #300, Hon. 96813

UnitedSelf Help - “Cheap” Rentals (Rev. June 2006) (Formerly Hawaii Housing Authority) 587-0641 / 832-6060 HCDCH Applic Ofc: 1002 N School St / Lanakila Av, Bldg A, Hon. (Kalihi) 832-5960

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Hrs: M-F 7:45-4:30p Rent approx. 30% of adjusted income. Rent Subsidy Unit (Sec 8 / Rent Supplement) 832-6040. For Info 587-3435 TDD 832-6083

For a complete listing of properties, call 587-3435. (Partial list below) Bldg Name Kalanihuia Address 1220 Aala St/N Beretania St, Hon. (by Aala Park) 151 Studios stu/1BRs 124 Stu/1BRs # of Units

Kapuna Home O‘Waialua 67-088 Goodale Av, Waialua (by Haleiwa) Makamae Makua Alii Paoakalani Pumehana Punchbowl Homes

21 S Kuakini/Nuuanu Av, Hon. (Liliha)

1541 Kalakaua Av/S King St, Hon. (Pawaa) 211 1BRs 1583 Kalakaua Av/S King St, Hon. (Pawaa) 151 Stu/1BRs 1212 Kinau/Piikoi Sts, Hon. (Lwr Makiki) 139 Stu/1BRs 730 Captain Cook Av/Alapai St, Hon. (Pawaa) 156 1-2 BRs

H. U. D., State of Hawaii, 500 Ala Moana Bl, #3A (1st flr), Hon. (M-F 8a-4p) Gen‘s Info 522-8175 TTY 522-8193 Fax 522-8194 Hsg Complaints 522-8182 x269 (Partial list. Call for a complete housing list.) (For age 62+ people.) Bldg Name Kulana Hale Address 1551 S Beretania/Kalakaua Av, Hon. (Pawaa) 30+ 79 # of Units Phone 168 983-1551 780-6544 589-1845

Kulaokahua Apts 1311 Ward Av/Kinau St, Hon. (Lwr Makiki) Weinberg Silvercrest Wisteria Vista Kalakaua Vista Artesian Vista 520 Pine / Walker Sts, Wahiawa

1239 S King/Piikoi Sts, Hon. (Pawaa) 1628 Kalakaua Av/Kanunu, Hon. 1828 Young St/Artesian/S Beretania

91 738-3100/597-8963 100 50+ 738-3100 738-3100

Chaney Brooks & Co, PO Box 212, Hon. 96810 Bldg Name Hale O Hauoli Address 950 Luehu St, Pearl City

(Seniors, age 62+)

544-1600 # of Units 100 75 n/a

Na Lei Hulu Kupuna 610 Cooke/Halekauwila Sts, Hon. (Kakaako) Thompson Village Ewa Villages

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Hawaii Affordable Properties, 1050 Queen St, #304, Hon. 96814 589-1845 Bldg Name Hale Poai Halia Hale Address 1001 N School St, Hon (Kalihi) 851 N School St, Hon (Kalihi) Res. Mgr Res. Mgr 675-0099 675-0099 842-1082

Ho‘olulu Elderly 94-943 Kau‘olu Pl, Waipahu Kamalu-Hoolulu 94-941 Kau‘olu Pl, Waipahu La‘iola Elder Maluhia Hale 1 & 15 Iho Iho Pl, Wahiawa (108 units)

621-8270

1111 Hala Dr, Hon. (Kalihi/Palama) (39 units)

Manoa Gardens 2790 Kahaloa Dr, Hon. (Manoa/Woodlawn) (40 units) Pohulani Elderly 626 Coral/Queen Sts, Hon. (Kakaako) (236 units) 528-3635 Hawaii Kai -6950 Hawaii Kai Dr, Hon. (Near Costco) 589-1845

(4-story bldg, some units have lanais; 1BR $611; 2BR $733)

MORE SENIOR HOUSING
Bob Tanaka Realty, 1055 Kalo Pl, #200, Hon. 96826 Lani Huli, 45 Aulike St, Kailua Catholic Charities To The Elderly, 2745 Pali Hwy, Hon. 96817 Salvation Army, Div. Hdqts, 2950 Manoa Rd, Hon. Silvercrest, 520 Pine St, Wahiawa CBM Hawaii, 800 Third, Pearl City 96782 STUDIOS/1BRs 595-0077 949-1111

988-2136 622-2785 / 842-108 456-7303 / 544-1600

Hale Mohalu Senior Apts, 800 Third St, Pearl City Res Mgr 456-0368 Hale O Hauoli Elderly, Kaneohe Elderly, Kapuna I, Waipahu Hall Foundation Property Mgmt 950 Luehu St, Pearl City 45-457 Meli Pl, Kaneohe (43 units) 1015 N School St/Lanakila Sts, Hon. (161 units) 94-1060 Waipahu St, Waipahu 524-5844 (71 units)

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Pauahi Elderly, 167 N Pauahi / River Sts, Hon. (Chinatown) (47 units) Philip Street Elderly Housing, 1515 Philip St, Hon. (47 units) Hawaiiana Management 593-9100 Keola Hoonanea, 1465 Aala St, Hon. (Liliha/Iwilei)(by Aala Park) 175 units Loyalty Enterprise, 45 N King St, #601, Hon. 96817 543-0511 / 0517 Haleiwa Senior 66-477 Paalaa Rd, Haleiwa (60 units) 543-0511

Mark Development, Inc, 3165 Waialae Av, #200, Hon. 735-9099 Whitmore Circle Apts, 111 Circle Makai, Wahiawa 621-4987 National Mortgage, 1165 Bethel St, Hon. 96813 Harbor Vlg 539-9777

901 River St, Hon. (Chinatown/Waterfront) (90 units)

Kahuku Elderly 56-154 Pu‘uluana Pl, Kahuku (64 units) 539-9777 West Loch Vlgs 91-1261 and 91-1450 Renton Rd, East Ewa Villages Prudential Locations Property Mgmt 738-3100 / 738-3108

Honuakaha, 545 Queen/Punchbowl, (Kakaako) (151 units) 522-7919 / 594-7308 Sr Residence at Kaneohe, 45-705 Kam Hwy, Kaneohe (44 units) Royal Kinau Apts, 728 Kinau St/Ward Av, Hon. (Lwr Makiki) 13 story bldg Real Property Services Mgmt, Inc. 947-3423 / 524-3240 (49 units)

Hausten Gardens, 808 Hausten St, Hon. (Moiliili) Retirement Housing Foundation Philip Street Elderly 949-2555

1605 Philip/Punahoe Sts, Hon. (Pawaa) (50+ units) 524-2731 (35 units) (60 units)

Urban Real Estate Co, 50 S Beretania St, #101-C, Hon. 96813 Keola Hoomalu 85-259 Plantation Rd, Waianae Malulani Hale 114 N Kuakini St, Hon. (Liliha)

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GOVERNMENT APPLICATIONS
for HUD, SUBSIDIZED, or LOW-INCOME HOUSING
State of Hawaii (Section 8/Rent Subsidy or HCDCH public housing) Business Economic Development & Tourism, Housing & Community Development School St Office Housing & Community Development Corp of Hawaii - Rent Subsidy 832-6040 Application Ofc, 1002 N School St, Bldg A (by Lanakila) TTY 832-6083 Homeless Programs For info on affordable housing City & County of Honolulu (Section 8) Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program Info 527-5909 523-4266 692-5815 587-3435 832-5930 832-5961

842 Bethel St, F1, Hon. (corner of Merchant St) 1000 Ulu‘ohi‘a, #204, Kapolei

DID YOU KNOW . . .

This ―CHEAP‖ Rentals Listing is for informational purposes only, and does not provide legal advice or guidance. The material in this ―CHEAP‖ Rentals Listing is subject to change.

Helping Hands Hawaii
(formerly The Community Clearing House) 2100 N Nimitz Hwy / Puuhale Rd, Hon. 96819 (M-F 8-4:30p) 845-1669

For those truly in need of household goods, this place is a good resource. Before visiting HHH, you must be qualified. Your welfare caseworker can complete a HHH request form for you. (If you don‘t have a welfare worker, try calling Catholic Charities 537-6321 for help.) When the form is complete, it‘s faxed to HHH for processing. This form will ask you what household items (ex. furniture/appliances) you‘ll need to set up a cozy household. Before seeing your caseworker, make a list of your household needs so you‘ll be ready!

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Utilities . . . If you‘re responsible, here‘s some info to open an account:
HECO (electric), 900 Richards St/S King, Hon. (downtown) (M-F 7:30-4p) 543-5662 $15 account set-up; plus deposit of $50 and up The Gas Co., 841 Bishop St, Ste 1705, Hon. (downtown) (M-F 7:30-4p) 535-5933 1) Schedule gas turn on a week in advance; 2) Deposit $75 - $100; same day or $25 next day. Verizon, The Phone Co. (Five offices on Oahu.) Set-up charge $45.50. No deposit required. Call 643-3456 to arrange for residential phone service. 3) Connection fee either $45

Security Deposit . . .

Make sure you have enough money saved to pay your security deposit. It usually equals one month‘s rent. So many hopeful tenants don‘t have the money and lose out on their Section 8 certificates. The same goes for utility deposits (see above). Plan ahead and SAVE your money.

TIDBITS from the Handbook for
The Hawaii Residential Landlord-Tenant CODE
Have questions? Contact Office of Consumer Protection, Landlord-Tenant Center in Honolulu: 586-2634 (Handbook available for $2.00)

More on Security Deposits.

Your security deposit, including deposits you might have made for any pets, keys, etc., and can‘t total more than one month‘s rent. Tenant may not use their security deposit as last month‘s rent, unless landlord Okays it in writing. Security deposit, less any deductions, doesn‘t have to be refunded with interest (State law). Tenant has 14 days from his/her final lease date to get their refund. If you‘re already moved out, are you still waiting from your former landlord to refund your security deposit? Think. Did you give the landlord your forwarding address and/or new phone number? Did you give back the unit keys? What are you waiting for? Call or visit your former landlord. You have up to one year from end-date of lease to ask for your security deposit in writing. If the landlord keeps the security deposit wrongfully (without any legal rights) or willfully (intentionally or purposely), you could get up to three times your security deposit in small claims court.

FURNISHINGS: TO “RENT” OR TO O W N ?

Whether you rent a room, studio, or apt, if you can do without ―someone‘s‖ furniture, do it. Get your own. Find a chair/table on the streets, garage sale; buy it at Goodwill, K-Mart, Home Depot, Walmart, or Ross‘s. Maybe a gift or donation*. Why buy? Renting furnished units gives some landlords a chance to charge for ―damages‖ to their furniture. Rents for furnished units are usually higher than unfurnished ones. Furniture owners can blame only themselves for damages. The bigger the unit, the more furniture and money at risk. Your security deposit – every dollar – may come in handy for your next move. The choice is yours … to ―rent‖ or to own? (See HHH below.)

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Don‟t Be Shy, Ask!!!

Your case worker/social worker/case manager/therapist/psychiatrist/psychologist may have more information on housing that‘s not covered in this booklet. Don‘t be shy, ask!

TENANT TIPS - WORD–BY–WORD
This is not a know-it-all landlord-tenant info source, but as a layperson‘s quick guide. (See References at end.) Before examining your unit, do a quick review to know what to look for in the unit. By reading TIDBITS below, you‘ll be a more informed ―consumer‖ renter.

Inspection Sheet

The basic reason for an inspection list/sheet is to put in writing what you and the landlord agree on the condition of the unit you‘ll be living in. If you see any needed repairs, tell the landlord and write it down on the report. Even if the landlord says he/she will fix it, Jot It Down! Sometimes, they forget or ―never have the time‖. Who‘ll remember 6 months or 6 years later from your move in day? What if the building is sold or the manager is replaced? Will the new owner/ caretaker know what damages were there before you moved in? No matter how silly the damage, Jot It Down! For example: there‘s water damage on a floorboard beneath the kitchen sink. Within a few months, it became a problem. Also, water is leaking from under the faucets. Repairs made: a professional replaced both facets and spout. Who‘s at fault? So, carefully look around and Jot It Down! It pays!

A Closer Look At An Inspection Sheet

What do you look for? Take your time. Check the surfaces of the floors, walls, and ceilings. Heavy smokers leave a nasty yellow-brown stain on surfaces. Important areas: The kitchen and bathroom. Do appliances, cabinets; light fixtures and switches work? Water pressure and hot and cold running water ok? Any water damage? Termites? Wood rot? Rodent or insect droppings? Sloppy repairs? Any burn or scratch marks on counters? Any bathroom tiles cracked or missing? Do doors and windows lock properly? Any cracked or missing windowpanes? Are window screens ok? If your landlord knows through a letter from you that a broken door or window lock needs fixing and he/she failed to fix it, that landlord could be responsible for your losses (a break-in). No matter how silly the defect, for your sake, write it down on the inspection report. From your first day to the final day, you‘re responsible for the unit. Jot It Down!

Some words used on an Inspection List

Good, Clean, Dirty, Worn, Cut Marks, Fair, Rough, Old, New, Paint Spills/Drops, Small/Large Holes, Tile Cracks, Missing, Loose, Rust, Scratches, Rot, Broken, Grease, Stains, Tears, Spotted, Chips, Smudges, Indents, Termites, Fallen, Bent, Etc. Make sure you agree with the inventory list your landlord fills out. Jot It Down!

Then there‟s the Inventory List

Be careful. Whatever is written on the inventory list (from a mattress cover to a toilet roll dispenser or floor rugs to light bulbs or curtain rods and window blinds) should actually be in the rental unit. Read the list carefully. This list should be done before you move in and should be signed by you & landlord. This document holds up in court. If the unit comes furnished is the furniture ―new‖ or ―old‖? Jot It Down! A sample of Inventory Stuff That Comes With The Apt Look at the furniture. Beware of particleboard furniture. They chip and crack so easily. That‘s why you see lots of this type of furniture dumped in the trash. Termites love them. Chairs: Arms & legs good? Wobble, rusted? Rattan broken? Plastic cover torn? Stuffing loose? Tables: Leg brackets & screws tight? Scratches or marks on surface? Rugs: Worn? Cig burns? Rips/stains? What‘s under rug? Rotten/termite floor?

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Beds: Check both sides of mattress. If mattress is covered, ask to undo it. Stains? Holes? Rips? Cig burns? Dried blood? Lumpy? Bureaus: Drawers, legs, & frame holding together? Wood rot? Termites? Stained, varnished, or painted? New/Used? Note number of drawers and approximate height and width of it. Door(s): Locks work? Doorknob secure? Loose? Deadbolt ok? Door closes tightly? Check doorframe. Has it been broken in? Windows: Curtain rods, hooks & curtains. Missing, rusted, or bent? Curtains or shades torn, stained, faded, or missing? Open and close them. Curtain pulls jammed? Hooks/panels missing? Mirrors: Cracked frame? Backside of metallic paint peeling? Stained? Spotted? Old? Does mirror door close properly?

Some Words of Caution . . . Some landlords may charge full price to replace old items. It‘s very wise of you to
write ―NEW‖ or ―OLD‖ beside each furniture item on the inventory list. Also, check the item description. Any items you want removed from your unit? Nicely ask landlord to remove it. Make these requests before moving in. Where do landlords get this type of furniture? Could be another tenants‘ junk . . . from rubbish . . . Goodwill or Salvation Army? The less furniture and furnishings in your unit that belong to the landlord, the better you are. You‘re better off buying your own. Some landlords appreciate honesty & caring people who point out defects/damages. Chances are you‘ll be a good tenant. If anything on the inventory list needs repair, write it down on the sheet. Why? To avoid being blamed and charged for future damages caused by someone else. Any papers you and the landlord sign are legal documents. Hold onto those papers, as you never know if you‘ll need them in court. If you made no written comments on the inventory sheet, it‘ll mean you agree with whatever the landlord has written. That means you have nothing to tell the judge. You might be a good talker, but is there any evidence? Something in writing? Any photos/receipts?

Being A Good Tenant Pays Off
Know the rules of a ―Good‖ Tenant. Simply follow the house rules the landlord may give to you. Be an educated consumer. Show your landlords and realtors, doctors, and caseworkers, paralegals, and lawyers, and family & friends that you‘re a well-rounded, NOT ignorant, mental health consumer about tenant responsibilities and rights. (See Tenant Obligations below.) For more info, read: Handbook for The Hawaii Residential Landlord-Tenant Code. (See References section at end of pamphlet.)

Getting Ready To Look for A Place!
No openings today? Maybe there might be a vacancy a week or a month from now? Best time to call? Ways to look: phone, newspaper (Wednesday and Sunday issues seem to be the best), Rentals Illustrated, walk/drive around, etc. When calling the landlord, be ready to visit the building at a moment‘s notice. Why so fast? ―The Early Bird Catches The Worm.‖ Your appearance tells a lot about you. (This will be your first meeting! So, try to dress nice.) Before calling, think about what you want to know about the unit and building. (Not all landlords/resident managers talk a lot.) You called first, so take charge but don‘t monopolize the conversation. Be polite, being rude gets you nowhere. Suggested questions: Unit size? Security deposit amount? Utilities included? Pets allowed? Number of units in building? Is there a resident manager on-site? Is this building quiet at night? Do many tenants loiter about the property? Is it near a bus line? Where can you do laundry? Is there a supermarket nearby? Any banks? Can you have a tour of the property? Surely, you can think of other questions to ask in person.

Before Signing a Lease . . . inspect the property inside and out.

Is building ok? Neighbors ok? Like new area? Safe? (Unless you have the permission of the landlord, DO NOT enter property. That‘s trespassing. Await the landlord to give you a tour.) Take your time inspecting, as you might live here 6 months, or more. If you see broken doors/windows, rubbish or junk about the property, dirty common areas (hallways, common kitchen, & share baths), plumbing/kit stove problems, this usually means owner/resident manager is sloppy and/or lazy. If you can live with the mess, stop looking and

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sign your life away! For fussier people, tell the landlord you‘ll think about the unit. (Polite way to leave.) Visiting a building during the day as well as the night, might give you a better idea on what goes on around the area. If you can, talk with some of the tenants entering or leaving the property. Like what you see and hear? Remember, once you pay money to move into a unit, most likely it‘ll be too late for you to change your mind. Be sure that is the place you want to live in.

Cash Deposit To Hold A Unit?

If you decide to pay cash to hold a unit (before signing a lease), get a receipt. It‘s the law. Your receipt should be written clearly. Make sure the date & amount paid, your name & address, and name of person accepting your money are on the slip. Also, get that person‘s address and phone number just in case you need to get a hold of him/her.

Transient Accommodations Tax

For people ―renting‖ on a short-term basis, less than 180 consecutive days (under 6 months). You‘ll have to pay a 7.25% tax for lodging. (Ex. YMCA/YWCA or hotels.) Stretch your money by staying in a rooming house or apt bldg. Many places offer month-to-month, 3 month, or 6 month leases and without charging the 7.25% tax. (Confirm with landlord.) (On a $300/mo room, you can save $21.75. You can buy about 16 Jumbo Jacks ($1.29 each) or some new T‘s and socks.

Landlord/Agent

By law, Landlord or Agent‘s (usually a real estate firm) name, address, and phone are to be given to you within 10 days of your asking. It‘s the law. The information is very useful in times of emergencies: fire, vandalism, flood, wind damages, etc. Where‘s the landlord?

General Excise Tax License.

Landlords must give their General Excise Tax No. to all tenants filing for low-income tax credits. It‘s the law. For 2003 tax year, very low-income people got $35 for low-income tax credit and $50 for low-income household renter‘s credit. That‘s $85.00, nothing to sneeze about.

Once Lease Signed

Some nice landlords will allow you to move in some things before the first day your lease starts. Ask if you can do so, however, you‘re not an official tenant until your first move in date. Make sure you get copies of all papers you signed. It‘s the law. If necessary, take any pre-dated color photos during the first few days. This will prove that there were damages or filth (stubborn stains) in the unit before you moved in. Anything not written on the inventory/inspection lists might be charged to you. ―Pictures are worth a 1,000 words.‖ No matter how nice and sweet the landlord, business comes first. (Keep your records in a safe place.)

Somebody‟s Still Living In Your Unit

On your first day at the apartment, you discover that someone is still living there! Do not pay the landlord rent for the time you cannot move in. Choices: (a) end lease with landlord (contact as soon as possible); (b) have landlord pay you reasonable damages for your finding another place (save all receipts); or (c) wait until tenant moves out. You decide!

Keys

Once you paid in-full the security deposit and rent, ask for the keys. You now have full possession of the unit – you‘re a tenant with rights and responsibilities. Do you have the habit of loosing keys? A key shop may be cheaper than your landlord‘s key replacement fee. Once moved in, make an extra set or two at a key shop. Give one set to a trustworthy relative or friend and keep the other in your unit. Remember, when moving out, return all original keys, otherwise, your security deposit refund may be delayed. This is not a know-it-all landlord tenant info source, but as a layperson‟s quick guide. (See References, end of pamphlet.)

Some TENANT OBLIGATIONS

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Tenant Maintenance.

Keep unit clean and presentable; obey rules and regulations on cleanliness, health and safety. Proper use of garbage disposal, appliances, and plumbing. Tenant responsible for any family or friends visiting. Landlord can give written notice to tenant for correcting a problem within a certain day, but not less than 10 days. Easy to do, follow the simple rules! Everyone does.

Obligation To Pay Rent

Tenant must pay rent on time and in full. From the start of your tenancy, you should know how, when, and where you pay rent. Those getting public assistance, may ask landlord to change rent due date to within three business days (not Sat, Sun, & holidays) of check due date. Want a good reference for the next landlord? Always pay rent in full and on time.

Access for Landlord

Tenant must give landlord reasonable right to enter his/her unit so that the landlord can inspect, make repairs, show unit to buyers or new tenants. If it‘s not an emergency, landlord is to give 2 days‘ notice and enter only during reasonable (business) hours. However, landlord can enter your unit under emergency cases without permission for: fire, weather damage, abandonment, and extended absence (20 days or more).

Tell Landlord of needed Repairs

Tenant must tell landlord of any conditions requiring repairs. Doesn‘t matter whether you‘re a new or long-time tenant. If you fail, landlord will probably notice the needed repairs during your annual or final inspection. Guess who may pay? (See Below.)

REPAIRS
Depending on how serious a repair, landlord has from 3 days (for an emergency), 5 days (for non-compliance of state/county law, code, ordinance, or regulation), or up to 12 days (general repairs). Below, each one is explained.

Emergency repairs are necessary to provide sanitary and habitable living conditions (includes major appliances & electrical, plumbing or other necessary facilities). Landlord has 3 days to make repairs once tenant(s) tell him/her orally/writing. (If the tenant is at fault, repairs can take longer.) If beyond 3 days, landlord must tell tenant why and when repairs are to be done. Non-Compliance Repairs are for health or safety violation(s) needing repairs. Tenant should inform landlord immediately. If no action taken, tenant can call the City & County Dept. of Health. Mainly concerns common areas (hallways, shared kitchen & baths, walkways inside of property, garbage & storage areas, etc.) Ex. Cockroach infestation (crawling or dead everywhere), broken glass, dead animal/bird, bodily fluids, portion of building falling apart, leaking roof, exposed electrical wiring, stairs and/or handrail loose/ broken, fallen sinks, flooding, fire, etc. If government inspector does visit property and finds any violation(s), landlord has five business days to fix problem. If cleanup/repairs take longer than that, landlord must tell tenant(s) why and when repairs will be made. General Repairs considered non-emergency or no violation to health or safety codes. If tenant has repairs to be made in his/her unit, tenant must write note to landlord about such repairs. Landlord has 12 business days to do repairs. If more time is needed, landlord must tell tenant(s) why and when repairs will be made. Tenant‟s Absence
If you plan to be away 20 days, or more, you must tell landlord in writing. Why? 20+ days = abandonment of unit. Means you ―walked away from your apartment‖ or you ―quit living there‖. Landlord could repossess your place (depends on what type of lease you have). Terrible? Think: Did you leave town for good? Were you just staying at a friend‘s? Caring for a sick one? Or just on vacation? Landlord can‘t read your mind! During your disappearance, should landlord keep an eye on your unit? Call your next of kin (family/friend)? Think the worse or wait until rent is due when you might show up? Be responsible and keep a good tenant history record.

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HAWAIIAN HUMAN SOCIETY

– 2700 Waialae Av / S King St (across Contessa Apts – 38 story bldg). HHS is an animal shelter. Many free brochures, including the Guide to Pet Friendly Rentals on Oahu. (Open daily 5:30a-9:30p) 946-2187

Abandoned Possessions

(You move out and left stuff behind in the apt.) In this situation, what becomes of your belongings? Landlord can store (tenant pays), sell, or donate. If landlord sells or donates, he/she must mail you a 15-day written notice to your last known or forwarding address of what will happen to your things. After the 15-day notice, landlord must place a For Sale ad in a daily paper (general circulation) for 3 consecutive days. The sale proceeds, less any back rent, damages, storage, advertising, and sale costs, are placed into a trust for the tenant for 30 days. If there‘s no word from you by then, landlord keeps the money. (For all this, Do Not Expect a good reference! Next time, double-check that you have taken everything.)

Grace Period

There‘s no state law saying landlords must give you a grace period (extra free time) to pay rent. A landlord may demand payment of rent anytime after it‘s due. Five days after your landlord gives you notice to pay rent, he/she may sue you for eviction. It‘s simply best to pay the rent in full before the due date. A common question landlords and real estate agents ask each other about former tenants, ―Did the tenant pay on time and in full?‖

Light Bulbs

Did you know that on Landlord/Tenant Lease Agreements (after Rev 5/97) tenants are responsible for replacing any light bulbs within their unit.

Turning Off Utilities

Unless you abandon (―walk away‖) or surrender (―to give up‖) your unit, landlord can‘t interrupt or turn-off any utilities (gas, electric, hot/cold water). (Ex. Lower water pressure or undo some electrical outlets or gas lines.) If it happens, see a lawyer. (See Law section below.)

LANDLORD No-No‟s
Unreasonable Entry
If landlord or reps (ex. repair persons) are given landlord‘s permission to enter your unit for non-emergency cases and without your permission, you can either terminate your rental agreement or find a lawyer. Landlord is liable for any theft, casualty (bodily harm or anything lost, destroyed, or made useless) or damage caused by unit entry. Landlord has to ask you first.

Wrongful Lockouts

If tenant is locked out overnight without good cause (good reason) or without a court order, tenant can either recover possession or end apt lease. Either way, tenant can also get two month‘s rent either cash or free rent. You decide.

Fire or Fire/Casualty Damage

If your unit is considered partly or entirely unusable by fire or casualty damage, you can immediately move out. (Get a copy of fire and/or police report directly from officials. See no police? Call them immediately and ask for a report.) Notify landlord within one week, or sooner, of your move out date. Rental agreement ends on that day.

It‟s the end of your lease. Time to renew lease or move out?
( For more info, read the Handbook for Hawaii Residential Landlord-Tenant Code. See References section at end. ) In case you didn‘t know, Hawaii has no rent control. Before 30-days of end of lease, tenant must decide whether to stay or move. Landlord should be told in writing (mail it Certified, Return Receipt for proof of your mailing. Holds up in court.) If you plan to move, you must give a minimum 28-day notice. You have to pay your last month‘s rent, which means you cannot use your security deposit as rent payment.

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Six Month/One Year Lease (fixed term rentals)

If you do stay on and fail to notify landlord, you may become a ―holdover‖ tenant. ―Hold-Over‖ means you might have to pay twice the rent for every day you stay beyond the end of your lease. You could also be sued for eviction. Avoid mistakes or problems. If you wrote the landlord to say you plan to stay and hear nothing, it means you can stay on a month-to-month basis and pay the same amount of rent and lease terms. It‘s strongly suggested you follow-up your letter with a courtesy call. By the way, your landlord has the right to end your fixed lease without any notice. It helps to keep on friendly terms with your landlord.

Month-To-Month Lease

Landlord or tenant can end a month-to-month lease and no reason is needed. Landlord must give a 45-day notice. (120-days notice is required if building is to be demolished, converted to a condo or vacation rental.) If tenant cancels lease, a 28-day notice is required.

Week-To-Week Lease
A 10-day notice is required.

Either the landlord or tenant can tell the other, orally or in writing to end lease.

Final Inspection: Moving Out

By law, final inspections are not required. However, having one clears any dispute(s) between the landlord and tenant. Helpful? Pretend you had a furnished unit and moved out. You also remembered to return the keys. Days or weeks later, you‘re in contact with your former landlord about your security deposit. He/she says you broke an item and there‘s something missing. Could someone else have broken the item? (Ex. New tenant?) Did you or the landlord remove the missing item by mistake? A final inspection settles disputes and clears your name.

Final Inspection, A Second Chance

By law, tenants aren‘t given a second chance to correct inspection fault(s). Some landlords do give second chances. To avoid this hassle, fix all flaws before the first final inspection. Fill-in holes in walls (tooth paste works wonders), scrub the kitchen & bath; windows & screens; sweep & mop floors; clean fridge & stove well. Good, cheap cleaning agents: Simple Green and Citrus Orange Cleaner (they don‘t leave any residue).

GOVERNMENT INSPECTORS
Note: Before calling any inspector, did you inform the landlord, orally or in writing, about the problem(s)? Did landlord have enough time to fix it? There are only a small number of inspectors for thousands of units. Likely, they‘ll ask you if you did contact your landlord first.
SECTION 8 Rental Assistance Branch, 842 Bethel St, F1, Hon. 527-5909 fax 527-5545 1000 Ulu‘ohi‘a, #204, Kapolei 692-5815 fax 692-5816

www.co.honolulu.hi.us
CITY & COUNTY OF HONOLULU Main Info 523-2489 TTY 527-5166 523-4381

Mayor‘s Complaint Ofc (Mayor‘s Ofc, 530 S King St, Rm 300, Hon.) Business License (Customer Svcs Dept, Lic & Permits Div) 24-Hrs 532-7700 Fire Inspections (Fire Dept) (Fire extinguishers requiring annual checks) Water Complaints (Bd of Water Supply) Leaking faucets, discolored water

831-7765 748-5000

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Building Permit Status Ex. Bldg repairs, add-ons, demolition. (Hotline) Electrical Code Inspection Ex. Frequent light outages, loose wires.

Housing Code – Vacant & Sidewalk Inspection (Big holes/cracks/buckles) Plumbing Code Inspection Ex. Broken/rusty pipes; water back-ups.

STATE OFFICES – General Info & Switchboard Commerce & Consumer Affairs Dept. – Consumer Dial (24-Hr) Tapes Consumer Resource Center provides: 1. Verification of current status of existing licensees or business

(Does landlord have the proper license to operate as a rooming or boarding house or hotel?) 2. File complaints against licensees & businesses (grading a report card). 3. Complaint history record of licensees & business (a look at the landlord‘s old report card. Good/so-so/failed.) State Health Dept. (Frequently called Nos.) Main Ofc Info (M-F 8-4:30p) 586-4400 Asbestos/lead/indoor air (landlord may have you sign a waiver*) Drinking water** (smelly water; yellow-reddish color; etc.) 586-5800 586-4258

Hazard evaluation & response (tossed vehicle tires, oil, lead acid batteries, etc.) 586-4249 Noise pollution*** (construction within or next to property; etc.) 586-4700 586-8000 483-2535

Sanitation (garbage/rubbish cans must have lids, stored separate area) Vector Control (roaches, mice, rats, mosquitoes, flies, etc.)

The above situations represent only some cases. Call the appropriate number for more info. * Sometimes, you just have to accept the facts and sign a waiver if you really want the apt. ** First call C&C Board of Water Supply, Water Trouble office (M-F 7a-3p) For water quality complaints (leaking faucets, discolored water…) *** 527-5207

527-5200

Not to be confused with neighbor‘s loud TV or stereo – a simple volume adjustment.

LEAD PROBLEMS?
Contact EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)

Paint, Dust, Soil, etc.

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Hawaii Federal Ofc, Prince Federal Kuhio Bldg, 300 Ala Moana Blvd, Rm 5-152, Hon. Federal Publications (PST 10a-3p) General Info (8-12p & 1-4p) 744-1500 / 1510 Federal #9 Regional Ofc, 75 Hawthorne St, SF, CA 94105 415-744-1124

Center‘s Clearinghouse 1-800-424-LEAD TDD 1-800-526-5456 Fax 202-659-1192 Website: www.epa.gov/region09 E-Mail: EHC@CAIS.com Hon. Ofc TTY 744-1514

FAIR HOUSING RIGHTS
Discrimination in Real Property Transactions? (Renting)
If you believe you have been, now are, or may be a victim (suffer from loss, or being tricked, cheated, or by fraud) of housing discrimination -- denied housing on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, marital status, ancestry/national origin, age, disability, HIV infection, or because your family includes children – you must file within 180 days after the event happened. Have on-hand dates and facts; witnesses and documents, if any. Always tell Hawaii Civil Rights Commission your present address and phone so they can contact you easily.

Hawaii Civil Rights Commission
TTY 586-8636 Fax 586-8655

(HCRC, Hawaii State Government) Ofc 586-8636 Info 586-8640

830 Punchbowl St, Rm 411, Hon. 96813 (M-F 7:45-4:30p)

Website: www.state.hi.us/hcrc

E-Mail:

HCRC@aloha.net

U.S. Department Of Housing and Urban Development
There‘re local, regional, and federal HUD offices. Need help from HUD? Contact your local HUD office first. Still have questions? Next, try your regional office. Finally, call the headquarters office. What‘s prohibited? In Rental Housing: No one may take any of the following actions based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or handicap (disability): - Refuse to rent housing; - Refuse to negotiate for housing; - Make housing available; - Falsely deny that housing is available for rent - Deny a dwelling; - Provide different housing services or facilities; - For profit, persuade owners to rent (blockbusting); - Set different terms, conditions, or privileges for rental of a dwelling; - Deny anyone access to, or membership in, a facility/service related to rental of housing.

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For Compliance & Enforcement, call/send Complaint Form to one of the following HUD offices: LOCAL FEDERAL OFFICE: Dept of Housing & Urban Development (M-F 8-4p) Hawaii State Office 500 Ala Moana Blvd, Tower 3, F1, Hon. 96813 www.hud.gov TTY 522-8193 Fax 522-8194

General Info 522-8175

Pick-up free pamphlets: (targeted to low-income persons) ―Fair Housing-It‘s Your Right‖ and a HUD Rental Listing REGIONAL FEDERAL OFC: Fair Housing Enforcement Center (M-F 8:15-4:45p) U.S. Dept of Housing & Urban Development Phillip Burton Federal Bldg & U.S. Courthouse 450 Golden Gate Av, SF, CA 94102 or 1-800-347-3739 www.hud.gov

1-415-436-8400 HEADQUARTERS FED OFC:

U.S. Dept of Housing & Urban Development Ofc of Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity 451 – 7th St, SW, Rm 5204, Washington, DC 20410-2000

- Fair Housing Discrimination Hot Line/Customer Svc Ctr (M-F 8-5p EST) (Requests for HUD-FHA regulations; other publications) - Fair Housing Concerns 1-800-374-3247 1-800-669-9777

TTY 1-800-877-8339

- Housing Counseling for Renters 1-800-569-4287 TTY 1-800-358-6216 ( Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended by the Fair Housing Amendment Act of 1988, provides ) (civil rights protection to applicants and tenants of rented or leased residential dwelling ) (units. These rights are also included in Chapter 515, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) which ) ( further expands the protection provided by State law.

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SECTION 8 CONTACTS
HUD-FHA Rental Housing – Section 8 (M-F Public Housing and Section 8 Certificates: Housing & Community Development (HCDC) Hawaii ( M-F 7:45-4:30p) 832-5960 Fax 832-3061 Ofc 832-6040 8-4p) 808-522-8185 x3 Fax 522-8194

HCDC, Rent Subsidy (Sec 8/Rent Supplement) TTY 832-6083

City & County of Honolulu Community Asst Div, Rental Asst Branch (Section 8) 842 Bethel St, Hon. 527-5909 and 1000 Ulu‘ohi‘a , #204, Kapolei 692-5815

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SAFE KEEPING OF DOCUMENTS
Personal Papers / Receipts / Photos / Etc.
Documents. Any papers you‘ve signed like an apt lease; inspection sheet; inventory list; house rules; rent payment receipts; cleaning & maintenance guidelines; lead paint warning; etc. Before you sign, check all written areas on forms. Double-check dollar amounts and dates. Never read them? Keep them anyway! If you have a court appearance one day, your lawyer* will want those important papers. Remember, what‘s in writing, talks the loudest in a judge‘s court. Place your papers in a safe and secure place. Get a manila file folder or pocket folder to keep your papers in neat order. Remember those photos! Another storage method, buy a cheap tool box (Home Depot sells them for about $10). Fold the papers and place in separate envelops for each category. Tool boxes with the flap and pad lock hole can lock. Remember, secure those bank statements, social security & welfare letters, ATM cards, IDs, doctor & school papers, etc. * Free or cheap legal help is available at the Legal Aid offices or the Hawaii Disability Rights Center, Fair Housing Agencies, etc. (See below.)

LEGAL HELP
Legal Aid Society of Hawaii (LASH)
(8 state-wide offices) 527-8024 527-8000 Honolulu (main office) 924 Bethel St (S King & Merchant Sts) (Hon. Ofc Hrs. M-F 9-11:30a & 1-4p) Recorded Law Messages

Free & Immediate Counsel & Advice: Low-income 536-4302; Below Middle Income 527-8027. Self-Help brochures & packets & simplified court forms available for $2.00. Honolulu office also has free notary publics, access to Internet & E-Mail, typewriters, and mini self-help library. Waianae Office, near Dist. Park 85-670 Farrington Hwy Windward Office, 47-200 Waihee Rd, #104, Kahaluu LASH Website: www.legalaidhawaii.org Hon. Ofc, Hrs (M-F 8-5p) 696-6321 239-5707

Legal Aid is a non-profit corp. helping people living below 125% of poverty level. (Having Medicaid qualifies you for nominal fees or free services.) Available help in divorce, domestic violence, family, housing, public benefits, consumer law, and income maintenance. Walk-in clients; intakes (via phone); Self-Help Access (library, computers…); Center for Equal Justice; phone scripts; private housing evictions; etc. Any senior (60+), regardless of income, can call the Legal HotLine for free counsel & advice 536-0011 (or toll free 1-888-536-0011 on neighbor islands). Leave a message by 1:00p (M - F) and your call will be returned between 1:00 3:30p same day.

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Affordable Lawyer, a project of the Legal Aid Society
924 Bethel St, Hon. 527-8027

If you don‘t meet Legal Aid‘s low-income rules, you may want to seek legal services at Affordable Lawyer. They offer low-cost fees for individuals and families of moderate means. Services: Advanced Health Care Directives, Simple Wills, Bankruptcy, etc.

Hawaii Disability Rights Center
(Formerly the Protection and Advocacy Agency of Hawaii) TDD 1-800-882-1057 900 Fort Street Mall, Ste 1040, Hon. 96813 (M-F 8-5p) 949-2922 fax 949-2928

www.HawaiiDisabilityRights.org

Info@HawaiiDisabilityRights.org

―The right to freedom from discrimination in obtaining and maintaining housing; and to keep companion service animals in one‘s home.‖ Call, write, or visit to find out about their other services available for the disabled.

Other Lawyers & Phone Scripts (Info tapes)
Lawyer Referral & Information Service, 1132 Bishop St, Ste 906, Hon. 537-9140 No walk-ins: contact by phone/mail/website www.HawaiiLawyerreferral.com State, Office of the Public Defender, 1130 N Nimitz Hwy, #A-254, Hon. (Eagle Café is on the ground floor.) Hawaii State Bar Association, 1132 Bishop St, Ste 906, Hon. 537-1868 LAW Line: (phone scripts) 528-5297 or 586-2100

www.hsba.org

A service of Hawaii Judiciary & Hawaii State Bar Assn. Phone scripts on different topics of the law. Gives info about the law; not a substitute for legal advice. For a list of all legal topics, either call Hawaii State Bar Assn (give your name & address) Ofc 537-1868 or the Internet.

MEDIATION CENTER – Settling
The Medication Center of the Pacific, Inc. 680 Iwilei Rd, Ste 530, Hon. 96817 (M-F 8:30-4p) 521-6767 PO Box 1780, Kailua 96734 (Windward area) 262-0730

disputes nicely

fax 262-2870

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Mediator: A friendly, go-between person who‘s trained and experienced. He/she shows up by agreement or request of either party, and tries to settle disagreements between both parties.

SMALL CLAIMS COURT Landlord-Tenant Disputes
District Court of the First Judicial Circuit, Civil Div. 1111 Alakea St / S Hotel St, F3, Hon. 96813 (Office & 24-Hour tapes) 538-5151

www.court.state.hi.us
(M-F 8-4:15p)

Filing fee: $35.00. Up to $3,500 for security deposit claims. Judge decides what evidence is pertinent (having some connection with the matter at hand; related). Judge‘s decision, based on evidence (proof, testimony, documentation, verification) is final. There is no appeal. Pick-up: Your Guide To The Small Claims Court (Q & A pamphlet – free video show.)

REFERENCES – For the layperson
THE HAWAII RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD-TENANT CODE HANDBOOK ($2.00)
[ Based upon the Hawaii Revised Statutes (H.R.S.), Chapter 521 ] Available at the State Office of Consumer Protection, Landlord-Tenant Office 235 S Beretania St, Rm 801, Hon. 96813 (across Gov‘s mansion)

Ofc Hrs: M-F 7:45-4:30p
Oahu: 586-2634 Landlord-Tenant Hot Line

www.Hawaii.gov/DCCA/OC
Outer Isles: 1-800-513-8886

Live questions: 8:00a-12:00p (24-Hour tape: Landlord/Tenant code 587-1234)

Hawaii Revised Statutes

(Hawaii State Law Books) 586-0255

Available at state public libraries & law libraries. H.R.S. are reference books which can‘t be checked out, but you‘re welcome to photocopy the 15-volume set if you‘ve got time! Of course, you can buy it at the Lieutenant Governor‘s office. The price is about $400.00. Call the Lt. Gov‘s office for the current price of the latest volume. It‘s wonderful, informative reading to start your sunshine day!

SOURCES – CHEAP RENTALS

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Daily newspapers; Penny Saver; Rentals Illustrated; MidWeek; Island Weekly; Honolulu Weekly; UH-Manoa bulletin boards; Landlord-Tenant handbook; Hawaii Revised Statutes (Chapter 521), Section 8 main office bulletin board; HUD; word-of-mouth. (At newsstands, markets, stores, libraries, blah, blah, blah!) Oh, and the Verizon telephone white pages.

Work by P. Stephens (P.S.), A Mental Health Consumer.

(Rev. March 2004)

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