Hawaii First Time Home Buyer Programs

Welcome to the Hawaii Down Payment Assistance Grants page for first time home buyers. We’re glad you’ve made your way here!

As a first time home buyer, you should be sure to check out all of the valuable information available to you in our Education Section! It’s a great primer for learning about your first home purchase!

In conclusion, we want to wish you wonderful success in your home buying adventure!

OK, you asked for it and here they are. First Time Home Buyers Resources for Hawaii!


Department Of Hawaiian Home Lands
P. O. Box 1879
Honolulu, HI 96808
(808) 586-3834
Receives and maintains applications of native Hawaiians for residential, agricultural or pastoral lot leases

Housing And Community Development Corporation Of Hawaii 
677 Queen Street, #300
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 587-0597
Mortgage Credit Certificate, Affordable Housing, Hula Mae Mortgage, Section 8 Homeownership

Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) Community Grants Program
Must apply with:
OHA Board Room (Mauli Ola)
560 N. Nimitz Hwy., Suite 200
Honolulu, HI 96817
No down payment loan for Native Hawaiian owner-occupants not on Hawaiian Home Lands

U.S. Dept. Of Agriculture – USDA Rural Development Loan
Room 311, Federal Building
154 Waianuenue Avenue
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 933-8300
Direct/Guaranteed Homeownership Loans, Rural Housing Loans and Grants


City And County Of Honolulu
Department Of Community Services

51 Merchant Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 527-5907
Down Payment Loan Program and Rehabilitation Loan Program for Owner-Occupants and Landlords, American Dream Downpayment Assistance Program, Section 8 Homeownership

Pacific Housing Assistance Corporation
677 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 712
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 523-5681
Rent-to-Own Program – Tenney Village in Ewa


County Of Kauai Housing Agency 
4444 Rice Street, Suite 330
Lihue, HI 96766
(808) 241-4431
Home Buyer Loan Program, American Dream Downpayment Assistance Program, Section 8 Homeownership

Kauai Housing Development Corporation
2955 Aukele Street, #203
Lihue, HI 96766
(808) 245-5937
Home Loan Program for low to very low-income families and Native Hawaiians


County Of Maui – Department of Housing and Human Concerns
86 W. Kamehameha Avenue
Kahului, HI 96732
(808) 270-7351

Hawaii Island:

County Of Hawaii – Office of Housing and Community Development
50 Wailuku Drive
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 961-8379

Additional Hawaii Home Buyer Resources

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