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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Homeless Tent City: DLNR Removes ‘Tons of Debris’ from Diamond Head
By News Release @ 5:28 PM :: 13677 Views :: Homelessness

Seven People Cited So Far During Cleanup & Enforcement Operation....

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Thursday, February 16, 2017
HB1595: Involuntary Commitment for Mentally Ill
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:32 PM :: 5189 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness

"Currently, there are no laws on the books that allow for the involuntarily commitment of individuals who are mentally ill or drug addicted or alcoholic...."

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Friday, February 3, 2017
HB1595: Urine Free Zones
By Rep Gene Ward @ 5:14 PM :: 5007 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness

"A person can be lying in their feces in a public stairwell and have an absolute constitutional right to do so, but the citizens walking over or through this public health hazard have no rights.”

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Friday, January 27, 2017
Homeless Community Outreach Court is Now Open
By News Release @ 12:37 PM :: 5925 Views :: Homelessness, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

Four homeless individuals who collectively had more than 50 pending citations and/or warrants appeared before The Honorable Clarence A. Pacarro.....

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017
HB1367: Accountability and Involvement with Homeless Provider Agencies
By News Release @ 5:47 PM :: 4300 Views :: Ethics, Homelessness

Amends the definition of provider agency for homelessness services to include nonprofits that accept funds without a contract. Requires annual reports of providers' effectiveness....

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Friday, January 20, 2017
Ward to Introduce ‘Tough Love Act’ for Homelessness
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:34 PM :: 5138 Views :: Homelessness, Drugs

...will give homeless who commit perpetual misdemeanor crimes the option to go before a judge to choose either jail or rehabilitation/taking of their meds/getting off drugs, or getting job training....

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Friday, January 13, 2017
Hawaii State Capitol Korea-Vietnam Veterans Memorial Vandalized With Excrement
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 3:47 PM :: 6443 Views :: Homelessness, Military

The accumulation of excrement and hundreds of flies have now become a serious public health problem in the front yard of the Hawaii State Capitol....

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Friday, January 13, 2017
Ige Announces Contracts for 33 Homeless Shelters, Claims Increase in Bed Count
By News Release @ 12:44 AM :: 3930 Views :: Homelessness

Additionally, the shelters are proposing to double the number of people they place in permanent housing from approximately 3,000 to 6,200....

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Repeat Welfare Fraudster Gets Five Years Prison
By News Release @ 2:40 PM :: 4505 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Homelessness

From April 1, 2010 through April 30, 2014, Ponce, also known as Mary Jane Dalumpinis, was overpaid $3,723.00 in food stamp benefits....

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Full Text: Hawaii Kai Homeless Map Cleared by Attorney General
By Rep Gene Ward @ 12:51 PM :: 5447 Views :: First Amendment, Homelessness

According to Deputy Attorney General Diane Tiara, the Hawaii Kai Homeless Map poses no legal or constitutional issues....

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Busted in DHHL Scam, Company Teams up with Aloha United Way
By News Release @ 8:14 PM :: 9248 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, Homelessness

...Free Obamafones --but only for the homeless who actively refuse shelter....

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Friday, December 30, 2016
Ward Seeks Attorney General's Opinion On Hawaii Kai Homeless Map
By Rep Gene Ward @ 10:43 PM :: 5335 Views :: First Amendment, Homelessness

Civil Disobedience Idea: Make a map of homeless camps in YOUR community....

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016
HUD Examines Honolulu Section 8 Rent Subsidies
By News Release @ 8:01 PM :: 4787 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...$50 million in federal funds to provide housing for 3,700 families....

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Monday, December 12, 2016
Caldwell in San Francisco to See How they Keep the Homeless Homeless
By News Release @ 12:59 PM :: 3488 Views :: Homelessness

Caldwell will be meeting with a Whos-Who of ultra-liberal West-Coast Mayors who get homelessness wrong every time....

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Monday, December 5, 2016
Video: Returning Power to Micronesians in Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:50 PM :: 4822 Views :: National News, Homelessness

Officials attended and spoke during the events, including Consul General Mr. Kandhi A. Elieisar and Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa....

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Sunday, December 4, 2016
Coordinated Action Needed to Address Homelessness
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 3773 Views :: Homelessness

Coordinated action is not what our government normally does....

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Micronesian Homelessness in Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:10 PM :: 6473 Views :: Homelessness

Thursday, December 1st, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM....

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Thursday, November 17, 2016
Feds: Hawaii Homeless Count up 4%
By News Release @ 4:34 PM :: 4389 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...making the islands only one of 14 states and territories that saw their homeless numbers grow....

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Saturday, November 5, 2016
Djou: I will Build 10,000 Affordable Units on Oahu
By Rep Charles Djou @ 3:01 AM :: 5984 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Cost of Living

... 10,000 ‘rent-to-equity,’ truly affordable homes ....

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Winston Hale: City-Owned Building Sat Vacant for Decade
By News Release @ 5:28 AM :: 4818 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

Caldwell contemplates the City’s use of his $100 yearly property tax payment on his $4M Manoa mansion....

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Friday, October 28, 2016
Countering Chinese Inroads into Micronesia
By Heritage Foundation @ 7:45 PM :: 6673 Views :: National News, Homelessness, Military

...Washington could find itself strategically outflanked....

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Friday, October 28, 2016
City acquires 24-unit apartment building to house homeless
By News Release @ 7:15 PM :: 5021 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

... at a cost of $287,500 per unit ....

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Thursday, October 27, 2016
Ewa Homeless up 98% since 2015
By News Release @ 3:06 PM :: 3572 Views :: Homelessness

...propose installing a city-wide surveillance system....

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Thursday, October 27, 2016
Homeless migrating to East Oahu
By Rep Gene Ward @ 3:05 PM :: 4296 Views :: Homelessness

...so E Oahu residents are against sweeps....

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Homelessness—Family Matters
By Rachelle Chang @ 11:08 PM :: 5047 Views :: Family, Homelessness

In the film, a woman was pregnant, homeless, and already caring for other children. However, I can’t remember any mention of a father....

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Hale Mauliola Moves 105 Homeless into Permanent Housing
By News Release @ 9:56 PM :: 3837 Views :: Homelessness

...the project will expand by adding 6 modified shipping containers to accommodate up to 21 additional clients....

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Friday, October 21, 2016
California Homeless Man Gets Flown to Live With Family in Hawaii
By News Release @ 7:31 PM :: 3655 Views :: Homelessness

...Gabriel has been homeless in Vacaville for quite some time....

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Friday, October 21, 2016
Reduce Poverty and Homelessness by Creating Wealth
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:55 PM :: 3410 Views :: Homelessness

Everyone agrees that we need to do something about Hawaii’s homeless situation…and that’s part of the problem....

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Sunday, September 25, 2016
Social Workers Descend on Gigantic Waianae Camp—9 Homeless Agree to Accept Housing
By News Release @ 5:59 AM :: 3993 Views :: Homelessness

A family of six, a couple and one other person agreed to move out of the encampment and into a shelter....

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Need a Sandwich? Call an Ambulance
By Rep Charles Djou @ 3:02 AM :: 5885 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care, Homelessness

Among the many problems our community faces with the rampant homeless crisis is the use of our ambulances by a minority in our community, as a personal taxi service....

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Friday, September 16, 2016
Ward Homeless at State Capitol Tonight
By News Release @ 10:47 PM :: 3574 Views :: Homelessness

...tonight at the State Capitol sleeping on the cement floor of the Rotunda....

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Friday, August 19, 2016
Homelessness Decrees: Short-Term or Shortsighted?
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:12 PM :: 3545 Views :: Homelessness

...the Governor is opening the door to a major expansion of executive power in our state....

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Thursday, August 18, 2016
Ige Extends Homeless Emergency Proclamation (again)
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 3183 Views :: Homelessness

Ige today signed a sixth supplemental proclamation on homelessness, which will remain in effect until Oct. 19....

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Monday, August 15, 2016
Djou vs The Machine: We Care
By News Release @ 5:56 PM :: 5745 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Rail

They don't care that many people cannot afford the high cost of living and live in their cars and on the streets.  But, we do....

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Hawaii Section 8 Waiting List Opening for First Time in Decade
By News Release @ 10:43 PM :: 5464 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Homelessness, Cost of Living

There is currently no one on the waiting list, which will reopen on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016....

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Why are more Micronesians coming to Hawaii?
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:28 PM :: 7229 Views :: National News, Homelessness

...why they’ve chosen to leave their home islands....

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Feds Contradict Caldwell: Hawaii Veteran Homelessness Only Down 3%
By News Release @ 3:57 AM :: 4200 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...Feds say in Hawaii the drop was only 3% not the 58% claimed by Caldwell....

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Thursday, July 28, 2016
DLNR: Keehi Lagoon is Caldwell’s Mess
By News Release @ 3:53 PM :: 4650 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

"...there might be needles and other hazardous materials in here, so we don’t want people reaching in...."

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Friday, July 22, 2016
Ige Announces $12M Homelessness Plan
By News Release @ 3:03 AM :: 3295 Views :: Homelessness

...funding will be focused on the most visible and chronically homeless people in Hawai‘i....

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Saturday, July 9, 2016
UH study finds Housing First program improves quality of life for homeless
By Selected News Articles @ 8:01 PM :: 3172 Views :: Homelessness

...25% decrease in mentally unhealthy days....

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Friday, July 1, 2016
Why are there no mobile home parks in Hawaii?
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:33 PM :: 5918 Views :: Homelessness, Land Use

“Here in Hawaii we don’t have trailer parks–they’re not legal.”

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Thursday, June 30, 2016
Hawaii Homelessness Grows 4%—Mostly on Big Island, Kauai
By News Release @ 5:32 AM :: 5411 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...Homeless growth on Maui and Oahu less than 1%....

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Sand Island Homeless Center Moves 61 Homeless into Permanent Housing
By News Release @ 1:39 AM :: 3700 Views :: Homelessness

...The facility has since served 173 individuals, 61 of which have successfully transitioned into stable housing situations....

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Compact Impact: Why Pacific Islanders are Fleeing to Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:58 PM :: 5507 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness

Compact Impact: Why Pacific Islanders are Fleeing to Hawaii - Neil Mellen...

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Caldwell Buys Iwilei Building: Hub for Homeless to Rival LA Skid Row
By News Release @ 8:18 PM :: 5495 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...Council members Carol Fukunaga, Ann Kobayashi and Ron Menor on a follow-up trip to review Seattle’s homeless projects, including hygiene centers and government-sanctioned tent cities....

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Judiciary Expands ‘Steps to Avoid Eviction’ Program
By News Release @ 2:03 AM :: 4502 Views :: Homelessness, Judiciary

Tenants and landlords are being pointed to resources designed to prevent disputes from escalating to eviction....

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Ige Extends Homeless Emergency Proclamation
By News Release @ 4:22 AM :: 3339 Views :: Homelessness

Ige today signed a fifth supplemental proclamation on homelessness, which will remain in effect until August....

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016
OHA to Throw Homeless off 511 acres in Wahiawa
By News Release @ 9:57 PM :: 4264 Views :: Homelessness, OHA

As part of the enforcement action, trash and any hazardous waste will be cleared by a contractor....

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Friday, June 3, 2016
NYT: Obama Admin Puts Hawaii AIDS Patients out on Street--as Punishment for Sit/Lie
By Andrew Walden @ 3:22 PM :: 4195 Views :: Homelessness

...Eight programs on Oahu that serve 282 homeless teenagers and homeless adults with HIV/AIDS and mental illness have begun losing their federal Housing and Urban Development funding....

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Friday, May 27, 2016
UH Report: 14,954 Homeless Seek Help – 24% from Mainland
By Selected News Articles @ 6:03 AM :: 4168 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...The increase was highest among unaccompanied homeless adults: 8,250 accessed services in FY 2015....

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