According to a study by the Energy Information Administration (EIA), in 2019 Hawai‘i residents had the highest monthly electric bills in the nation, paying an average of $168 compared to the national $115. Compounded with a poverty rate exceeding that of the national average and one of the highest costs of living in the country, low-income Hawai‘i residents face many barriers in retaining housing security and utilities. Our programs support households requiring assistance with these essential expenses.
Low-Income Housing Energy Assistance
Gail Shioshita, Manager
961-2681 x 107
LIHEAP provides heating and/or cooling assistance to low-income households with a one-time utility payment.
Weatherization Assistance Program
Ed Yokoyama, WAP Manager
WAP enables low-income families to reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient.