Maui Fire Housing: How to give housing and for those in need of housing

Posted by Courtney M. Brown on Monday, August 14th, 2023 at 11:37am.

Maui Fire Housing Resources

The Hawaii Housing Department is now taking applications for housing.  The link takes you to a page for those who HAVE or NEED a home.  See below.

Hawaii Housing Department Program Link: 

For Property Owners and Landlords:

Offer your home or available housing unit using this form. An HHFDC representative will then contact you to confirm and verify your information.

For Displaced Residents in Need of Housing:

If you have been displaced or have been left houseless as a result of the wildfires, please fill out this form. An HHFDC representative will then contact you to confirm and verify your information and try to connect you with the landlord of an available unit that meets your needs.

Realtor's Association of Maui

In collaboration with Hawai‘i’s REALTOR® Associations and Hawaii Information Service, the Realtor's Association of Maui launched, a new website to offer housing resources and connect those who have housing with those who need it. They’re also forming a series of committees to help with the phased recovery of our communities.

AirBNB--Temporary Housing will be working with organizations on the ground (like to do the intake from survivors and verify their need

Once verified, handle the booking in person w/ the survivors to get them booked into a home.

The benefit of working for for those who want to host is will handle the booking process (they will receive booking requests via email/Airbnb platform). Airbnb will provide insurance during the stay through its Aircover program ($1M in liabilty coverage; $3M in property coverage)

AirBNB has housed over 250,000 people to date through, including 100,000+ from those fleeing Ukraine.


Residents of Maui County who have been affected by this tragedy should register for FEMA assistance. Survivors with internet or telephone access can register for assistance by visiting, calling 1-800-621- 3362 or by using the FEMA App (

If you use a relay service, such as video relay (VRS), captioned telephone or other service, give FEMA the number for that service.


Courtney M. Brown, R(S) & Team
Vice President
Island Sotheby's International Realty


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