Kapolei’s New Senior Living Tower Accepting Applications

Seniors can now apply to live at Hale Moena Kupuna, the new 13-story senior living tower in Central Kapolei. Rents are as low as $633/month.

Pre-applications are due no later than Wednesday, March 4, 2020. These applications will be put into a lottery for the 154 apartments available.

To qualify, all members of the household must be 62 and older, and must meet certain income requirements. Applicants who qualify will be entered into a lottery. They’ll be able to submit a full application based on the order they’re selected in the lottery.

If you’re interested, fill out this pre-application.

The application asks for details about each person in the household, as well as household income data, so have that info at the ready.

The building is on the corner of Wakea St. and Haumea St., across the street from Island Pacific Academy.

Who Is Eligible To Live At Hale Moena Kupuna?

You must meet two important requirements in order to be eligible to live at Hale Moena Kupuna.

Age requirement: You and everyone else who’ll live in the apartment must be age 62 or older.

Income requirement: Your income must fall within a certain range to live at Hale Moena Kupuna. You can’t make too much, or too little.

The apartments are reserved for people making no more than 60% of the area median income. For a two-person household, that means your annual income must be $57,840 or below.

Here’s the full income maximums chart.

maximum income limit Hale Moena Kupuna
But your income also can’t be too low. Your monthly income must be at least twice the amount of the monthly rent.

You’ll be asked to declare your income when you fill out the pre-application form.

What Are The Rents?

The rents at Hale Moena Kupuna vary. They depend on the size of the apartment and the income category you fall into.

Rents range from $633/month, for a studio apartment, for someone making 30% of the median income, to $1,627/month for a two-bedroom, for someone making 60% of the median income.

Proposed Rents Hale Moena Kupuna

What Happens After You Fill Out An Application?

All qualified applications will be entered into a lottery on the morning of March 5th, at the building’s temporary office in Central Kapolei.

You can attend the lottery in person — free parking will be provided — but you don’t have to.

The lottery will randomly assign each qualified application a virtual “place in line.” After the lottery, Hale Moena Kupuna staff will begin scheduling appointments to start the full application process.

The first residents should be able to move in by the end of March.

Other Information/Requirements To Know About

A few other things that might be good to know:

  • Each household gets one entry. If multiple people from the same household apply, the duplicates will be thrown out.
  • Be sure to mention any mobility, hearing or visual disabilities you have on the entry form.
  • When you’ve completed the form you’ll see this message on the screen: “Thank you, your entry has been received.” Watch for this message to make sure you’ve completed the process, and to avoid making a duplicate entry.
  • After March 4, no more households will be allowed to enter the lottery. Everyone who applies after that date will be put on a waitlist.

If you need help or have questions, email hmk@tmo.com or call 808-466-0801.

A second 13-story tower is under construction next door, which will have 143 apartments. Those apartments will also be reserved for people making less than the median income, but will be open to all, not just seniors. That tower is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2021.