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Welcome to the Hawai’i Mid and Short-term Rental Alliance About Us


HIMAST advocates for the legal mid and short-term rental industry in Hawai’i promoting economic viability for Hawai’i residents. We Are Part of the Housing Solution, Providing:

  • Temporary and Transitional Housing for Residents and Visitors
  • Locally-owned rental accommodations that generate employment and resident income
  • Substantial Tax Revenue for the State and Counties
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Please consider making a donation to support HIMAST. Our all-volunteer team works hard to help protect rental owners’ property rights and the livelihoods of all those that depend on our industry.


Did You Know:

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49,000 JOBS

created by the short-term rental industry across Hawai'i

+$39 average hourly wage of those in the STR industry

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in state and local taxes generated by STRs in 2022

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Mid and Short-Term Rentals in Hawai’i

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of travelers prefer STRs over hotel stays, trending up from 42% in 2019.

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are unlikely to consider a destination if STRs are not an accommodation option

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of Hawai’i visitors are non-vacationers. 12% are visiting family and friends.

Volunteers Needed!


HIMAST needs your help. The team at HIMAST are all volunteers and often need assistance in many areas. If you have any of the following skills, please consider volunteering your time to help our organization.


  • Skills at preparing marketing-related materials
  • Experience analyzing, presenting market or demographic information


  • Experience reading and summarizing legislation
  • Experience drafting legislative response or testimony

Community Connection/ Public Relations

  • Desire and experience connecting with various community groups
  • Willingness to meet with community and legislative leaders on short-term rental topics

Application Process:

If you have time to help out, please fill out the form. Thank you for your interest in volunteering with HIMAST!

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