Honolulu’s Section 8 program got a “High Performer” rating from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which funds the rental subsidy program that’s officially known as the Housing Choice Voucher Program.
“This most recent High Performer designation is a tribute to the continued hard work and commitment of Director Nakata and his staff,” said Mayor Kirk Caldwell in a press release. “Nearly $50 million in federal grant money is being effectively used to provide housing for 3,700 families in need each year. Through the efficient administration of this program, the city is preventing vulnerable households from falling into homelessness.”
It’s the fifth time in five years that Honolulu received the designation which is based on fifteen indicators, including but not limited to housing quality standards control and timely inspections.
The city’s Section 8 program is also an economic engine, infusing $3.9 million into the city’s economy every month.
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