Maui Councilmember Urges Those Impacted by COVID-19 to Apply for Assistance
Maui County Councilmember Yuki Lei Sugimura is urging residents and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to apply for assistance.
She recently led a group of community leaders in a COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium (available for viewing below) recently that shared information on rental, mortgage, and utility assistance.
A roundtable discussion was aired on Akakū and contained information about resources available to those financially impacted due to the pandemic. Program administrators also discussed in detail resources available and explained how to secure assistance.
“People please apply if you lost your jobs or clients due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds are available from March through December 2020. We need to get support into the hands of eligible Maui County citizens,” said Councilmember Yuki Lei Sugimura.
She continued saying: “Our community is devastated by the impact of the pandemic. There are limited financial resources available to help our neighbors. You must apply, meet criteria, submit required paperwork. Please be patient and please open up and share your financial circumstances to get the help you may need.”
Scroll down for a list of resources and links posted below.
*Video courtesy Yuki Lei Sugimura / Youtube / Akakū
Dial 2-1-1 Aloha United Way, for COVID-19 information
Maui United Way
State CARES ACT: Rental, Mortgage Assistance, March 1 to December 2020
Catholic Charities Hawaiʻi
Native Hawaiian Assistance:
COVID-19 County of Maui funding assistance in general:
To set up a payment plan for unpaid utility
Other Housing Assistance:
Family Life Center – (808) 877-0880
Ka Hale A Ke Ola – (808) 242-7600
Women Helping Women – (808) 579-9581
Ho‘oikaika Partnership: Islands of Hope-Maui
Legal and mediation, no cost if eligible:
Maui Legal Aid Society of Hawaiʻi – Intake phone: 1 (800) 439-4302, 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m.
The Mediation Services – phone: (808) 244-5744