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COVID-19: Paying the Rent

Many of Hawaiʻi’s tenants who were laid off or suffered a reduction in hours and/or pay because of the coronavirus are struggling to pay their rent. While Governor David Ige has imposed an eviction moratorium that runs through February 14, the moratorium does not guarantee rental housing. Landlords who rely on rental fees to pay their own expenses including mortgage payments and property taxes are also suffering. Federal money provides some relief – but what happens when it runs out?

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