Fair Housing: Hawaii

This page is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute, and should not be construed as, legal advice. This page is not intended to provide a mandatory standard of care for the industry. Please consult with local counsel before taking any action based off of the information provided. 

On these pages, you will find information about 1) the protected classes in each state’s fair housing law, 2) protected classes in the cities and counties in the state’s three largest city or metropolitan areas, and 3) protected class information in additional jurisdictions of interest to NAA members. We highlight source of income protections, where applicable, that could substantially impact industry operations. Please see the footnotes. NAA also has resources on the federal fair housing protections that apply nationwide.

We are currently in the process of optimizing NAA’s Fair Housing Protected Class Resources. If you do not see a jurisdiction of interest, please reach out to the NAA Government Affairs Team at [email protected].

Information on this page is current as of September 2022.

Hawaii Protected Classes

(State of Hawaii Revised Statutes § 515-3)

  • Race

  • Color

  • National Origin

  • Religion

  • Sex

  • Familial Status

  • Disability

  • Age

  • Ancestry

  • Gender Identity

  • Gender Expression

  • Marital Status

  • Sexual Orientation

  • HIV/AIDs Status


This jurisdiction emphasizes enforcement of federal and state protected classes. Honolulu comprises approx. 70% of the state’s population and includes, among other neighborhoods, Eva Beach, Kapolei, Waipahu, and Honolulu proper