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Maui County Rental Assistance Program

The Maui County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (MERA), administered by Catholic Charities Hawai‘i, intends to help qualified people on Maui pay rental and utility bills going back to March 13, 2020, depending on a household’s needs. Households who have received previous rent or utility assistance from other COVID-19 relief programs and are in need of further assistance are also encouraged to apply. Program staff will verify previous assistance received to prevent duplication of services.

How to Apply

  • Apply online at
  • Only one person per household can apply.
  • When a person applies, they will get a receipt for their application, a tracking number, and they can check the status of their application online.
  • People without internet access will have a point of contact who can keep them updated on the status of their application.

Income Qualifications


Important Tips

  1. Please let your landlord know that you are applying for rental assistance and have their contact information readily available, especially if you are applying online: Name, mailing address, email address, phone number.
  2. Please ensure that you check your email as this will be the main mode of notification and communication.
  3. Actively check and monitor the email address you have provided (especially your spam/junk folder) and actively check your voicemail.
    • Please ensure that the voicemail on the phone number you list is set up and not full.

Check Application Status

You may check the status of your application at the button below.