My name is Deborah, I think I have questions you might not have had before. It's a different situation then yours as far as moving there to paradise. I visited there once for only 3 days at Waikiki, and that was enough for me. I have been wanting to move there for many years before I had ever been there, I thought it was a fantasy to ever go or live there. I'm very determined to live there, and I will live there. It's just taking care of the obstacles, that's going to take more then the average person who wants to move there.
I'm a 50 yr old about to be empty nester, I have 3 grown kids. My youngest is about to finish high school and go into the Air Force. They know because of my health issues, the islands are the best climate for me. My doctor agrees strongly, it would be a way to get off my meds that are slowly killing me.
So my biggest dilemma, is good old Money ! I'm on state disability here in Ca. So I have a lot of work ahead of me. I want to be able to buy not rent, and it seems there's a lot of kinds of assistance for disabled, low income etc. for some things. My goal is to move there within the next year, if not sooner. I need to find out about how to qualify for the home buying assistance programs there, through the HUD or section 8 programs. So I'm not sure if you have any info or know anyone with that kind of info ?
It's a little harder doing the research from another state, but I will find a way. Before I go on any further, I didn't want to bombard you with all my info if you don't know anything about these type programs ? So please drop me a letter when you have a min, and let me know if there's any help you or someone you know can tell me where to start with this kind of situation. I love your page with all your info, I have it booked marked. So I can keep using it for references, and to get ahold of you.
I truly am forever greatfull for any help or leads you can direct me to help me to live a happy life like you."
I'm not familiar with the different public assistance programs in Hawaii, so I did some research and have included some links that should at least get you headed in the right direction.
Section 8 and Assisted Living
(I'm not sure if you want to live in Honolulu or an outer island. Honolulu is like any big city, while the Big Island is more rural and has a reputation as "The Healing Island". I've included links to both.)
Aging and Disability Resources
Here is a link for the Big Island assistance: