A New Affordable Family Apartment Complex: Kūlia at Hoʻopili Now Accepting Applications

Working-class families can now apply to live in the new, modern apartments at Kūlia at Hoʻopili. The application deadline is Weds., August 19, and the first families will begin moving in this October. Here’s the link to get an application.

The site is a few blocks from the future UH West Oʻahu Rail station, and next door to a future middle school. Kūlia is part of Hoʻopili that’s planned to be a walkable, transit-oriented community.

In an effort to reduce our area’s housing shortage, these apartments are reserved for households making middle-class wages. Only those making 60% or less of the area’s median income are eligible to apply.

Rents are very affordable. A household of four people (of any age), earning a total $75,000/year, would be eligible to rent a two-bedroom apartment for just $1,320/month.

Household Income Maximums for Kūlia at Hoʻopili

Household Size Max. Annual Income
1 $52,920
2 $60,480
3 $68,040
4 $75,540
5 $81,600
6 $87,600
7 $93,720
8 $99,720

Kūlia at Hoʻopili Monthly Rent

Rent is based on income level, and a certain number of units are reserved for different income levels. The vast majority of units are intended for households making close to, but not more than, the limits shown above. Your monthly income must be at least twice the rent of the unit.

60% of Median Apartments

Apt. Type # of Units Monthly Rent
1-Bed 29 $1,150
2-Bed 49 $1,320
3-Bed 22 $1,590

50% of Median Apartments

Apt. Type # of Units Monthly Rent
1-Bed 5 $1,045
2-Bed 5 $1,260
3-Bed 3 $1,450

30% of Median Apartments

Apt. Type # of Units Monthly Rent
1-Bed 2 $595
2-Bed 3 $720
3-Bed 1 $825

Kūlia at Hoʻopili Apartments and Amenities

Here’s what’s available:

  • 36 one bedroom, one bath apartments (674 sq. ft.).
  • 58 two bedroom, two bath apartments (785 sq. ft.)
  • 26 three bedroom, two bath apartments (1,221 sq. ft.)

That’s a total of 120 units (one of which will be occupied by a live-in manager).

Each unit has energy-efficient ranges & refrigerators, a garbage disposal, ceiling fans, vinyl plank simulated wood floors, carpeted bedrooms, and a balcony or lanai. Every unit has an assigned parking stall — the two- and three-bedrooms units get two assigned stalls each.

kulia at hoopili common area

A large central common area, pictured above, will house multi-purpose rooms, BBQ areas, play areas, a laundry facility, covered bicycle parking, and the property management office.

The Application Process

Applications (get one at this link) are being accepted by mail only, and must be postmarked by Weds., Aug. 19.

The application requires you to list everyone who’d be living in the unit, along with each person’s annual income, plus information about bank accounts, and any other assets. Credit references are also required. Best to start early so you can get all this info together!

Eligible applicants will be placed in a lottery and assigned a number. Those with the lowest number will get first pick of apartments as they become available. If you have questions, call (808) 397-5200.

Who’s Building Kūlia at Hoʻopili?

Alliant Capital, a Southern California company that specializes in affordable housing, is an investor in the project. The company says they’ve invested more than $81 million in West Oʻahu, providing affordable housing to nearly 800 families. Mutual Housing Association of Hawaiʻi is managing the apartments.