City & County of Honolulu extends free COVID-19 testing to all Oahu residents through Saturday, September 4, 2021
CALL TO ACTION: Hawaiʻi’s Residents Need Electric Bill Forgiveness
Hawaiian Electric earned more in 2020 than any other year, despite thousands of unpaid bills. This shows that the utility can afford to forgive the bills, no questions asked.
The Hawaiʻi Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has extended the utility shutoff moratorium through May 31, 2021. It is important to note that this extension is for all utilities EXCEPT wireless telecommunication services.
Financial counseling available to current Hotel and Travel Industry FCU members. If you want to become a credit union member you may open an account with $25. You can call the Credit Union, M-F from 8am-4pm (808) 942-5115 ext 230. They are working remotely so please leave a message and someone will get back to you.
The Emergency Broadband Benefit can help eligible households with internet bills and in some cases, buy laptops, desktops, and tablet computers.
50% discounts for SNAP cardholders at Times Super Market – Any persons receiving SNAP (Food Stamps/EBT) benefits are eligible to receive 50% of locally grown produce at participating grocery stores when they present DA BUX card. Most current SNAP holders should have automatically received a Double Up Food Bucks card in the mail sent by DHS. If you have not, please contact Latonya Smith at (808)201-3937 x 14.
If your child was getting free or reduced-price school lunch during the school year, you are eligible for food purchasing assistance. Read more here.
Domestic Violence Resources
All domestic violence shelters in Hawaii are open as usual during COVID-19. Domestic violence victims are NOT required to stay at home during COVID-19 if home is unsafe.
See the list below of the domestic violence shelter hotlines for each island. You can also download these flyers to share with your loved ones or post on social media (Flyer 1, Flyer 2, Flyer 3):