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Increase in Funding Supports Households Impacted by COVID-19

October 23, 2020

Through funding from the City and County of Honolulu Coronavirus Relief Fund administered by the Hawai‘i Community Foundation, Family Promise of Hawai‘i is providing a safety net for homeless and low-income families on O‘ahu. FPH was awarded $1 million dollars to support vulnerable families with shelter, rental assistance, and access to basic necessities such as food, toiletries, masks, and hand sanitizer.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, many families are facing housing instability and homelessness. As a response to the growing need for food, shelter, and housing support FPH developed a variety of programs to support families in need:

Rent Relief – Rental and mortgage assistance to keep families in their existing housing.

Re-Housing -  Payment for security deposits, short-term rental assistance, and housing search support for households who are currently homeless or are living in overcrowded housing environments.

Emergency Shelter - FPH currently has two temporary emergency shelter facilities open (Honolulu & North Shore). Each site has individual units where families are able to self-isolate from others. The Honolulu location can support up to 24 families and the North Shore location can support 6 families.

Drop-In Day Center - Access to the internet, showers, and laundry facilities as well as food and hygiene products for families.