Applications available for affordable senior rentals in Lihue

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Rental applications are now being accepted for a new affordable senior housing development in Lihue.

The first phase of the Rice Camp Senior Apartments is expected to be completed in March.

The 60-unit affordable housing community is situated on two parcels on Hoala Street behind the Lihue fire station, and consists of one- and two-bedroom apartments organized in six single-story buildings and one two-story building.

The one-bedroom units will rent for $766 a month while rent for the two-bedroom units will be $921 a month. Utility costs are included in the rents.

Amenities include Energy Star appliances, water-saving fixtures, ceiling fans, accessible walkways throughout the property that lead to community garden plots, and a community center with management offices and a space to hold social and community activities.

“Providing affordable housing for our residents is a top priority for us. We are focusing a lot of effort in this regard, and are very pleased that 60 affordable rental units that are in close proximity to senior services will soon be available to our kupuna,” said Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr.

“We are extremely excited and thankful for all the partners and support for this project, from the county, state, and federal agencies and legislators to the private developer, contractors and lenders that will make Rice Camp available to Kauai’s seniors this March,” said Kauai County Housing Director Kamuela Cobb-Adams.

Applicants must be 62 years or older and meet all eligibility requirements, including HUD income limits – one person, $38,160, and two people, $43,620.

Applications can be obtained by calling EAH Housing at (808) 523-8826 or downloaded online here.

Rice Camp is being developed by the Vitus Group in partnership with the County of Kauai and management company EAH Housing.

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