COVID-19 Landlord-Tenant and Homeowner

This guide is designed to provide information and resources to commonly asked questions about landlord-tenant issues in Hawai‘i as a result of the COVID-19 / Coronavirus pandemic.

Disclaimer: The information provided should not be construed as legal advice or legal assistance.

Note: Call No. references are for materials held at the libraries of the Hawaii State Law Library System (HSLLS), unless otherwise noted.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get rent/utility bill relief and housing assistance?
What are my rights as a tenant or renter?
What are my rights as a homeowner/landlord?
Where can I get landlord-tenant legal help or information?
Where can I get homeowner legal help or information?
My landlord shut off my utilities and/or locked me out. What can I do?
I don’t qualify for free legal assistance. What can I do?
Are there other Hawai‘i community services available?
Are there Hawai‘i specific landlord-tenant books I can use at the library?
  • Evictions and Landlord-Tenant Laws in Hawaii by David W.H. Chee
    Call No. KFH117 C41 1998
  • Residential and Commercial Evictions in Hawaii by Anne M. Anderson,
    Call No. KFH121 R31 1996 (SCLL & Hilo)