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ACLU: Legal Tools to Keep the Homeless, Homeless in Honolulu
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Homelessness in the City & County of Honolulu: Know Your Rights!

From Hawaii ACLU, April, 2016


  • This information is provided as a public education service of the ACLU of Hawai‘i Foundation.
  • This information is general in nature and not intended to be legal advice. For legal advice, consult an attorney.
  • This information includes positive changes to City & County of Honolulu practices resulting from the ACLU of Hawai‘i/Alston Hunt Floyd & Inglawsuit Martin v. City & County of Honolulu.
  • The Stored Property Ordinance (“SPO”) and Sidewalk Nuisance Ordinance (“SNO”) only apply to City & County of Honolulu (“City”) property. Different rules apply to State-owned property (such as Sand Island Park), Hawai‘i Community Development Authority-owned property (such as the Kaka‘ako Community Development District), and Federally owned property (such as Fort DeRussy beach and park). As a general rule, it is illegal to camp on any of these properties without a permit.
  • For more information on the differences in your rights on these properties, visit our First Amendment Toolkit at

v.1.4, April 2016. Information is accurate to the best of ACLUʻs knowledge as of publication, but information is subject to change at any time. Feedback, suggestions and corrections:



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