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Saturday, May 7, 2016
Homelessness: U.S. VETS selected for Honolulu Housing First initiative
By News Release @ 4:15 PM :: 4162 Views :: Homelessness

...With the addition of the U.S. VETS initiative, the City will serve a minimum of 215 households through Housing First....

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016
CQ Roll Call: Top 5 Issues in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 3:52 PM :: 6141 Views :: Akaka Bill, Hawaii State Government, Homelessness

Native Hawaiians continue to disagree on the future of the sovereignty movement, or even whether there should be one....

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Saturday, April 23, 2016
Ige Extends Homelessness Emergency
By News Release @ 2:35 PM :: 3303 Views :: Homelessness

...Ige's fourth supplemental proclamation on homelessness will remain in effect until late June....

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Thursday, April 14, 2016
IHS: City-Funded Homeless Programs Meeting Goals
By News Release @ 7:42 PM :: 3731 Views :: Homelessness

...183 individuals moved off the streets....

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Thursday, April 14, 2016
Federal Grant Backs New Honolulu Homeless Court
By News Release @ 1:45 AM :: 4748 Views :: Homelessness, Judiciary

Defendants who agree to plea deals will be offered alternative sentences such as community service or enrollment in court-ordered treatment....

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016
ACLU: Legal Tools to Keep the Homeless, Homeless in Honolulu
By News Release @ 2:39 PM :: 3430 Views :: Homelessness

The Stored Property Ordinance (“SPO”) and Sidewalk Nuisance Ordinance (“SNO”) only apply to City & County of Honolulu....

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Thursday, April 7, 2016
GAO: Hawaii’s COFA migrant cost math inaccurate
By News Release @ 5:39 PM :: 5126 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Homelessness

...the Department of the Interior provided approximately $409 million to affected jurisdictions .... In contrast, affected jurisdictions estimated costs of $2.1 billion....

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Thursday, March 31, 2016
Tutu Bert’s House to serve Homeless Discharged from Queen’s Hospital
By News Release @ 7:01 PM :: 7115 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness

Public-Private partnerships will provide medically frail homeless discharged from The Queen’s Medical Center with a safety net for short-term homecare and housing support....

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Thursday, March 3, 2016
Caldwell, Liberal West Coast Mayors, Hope to Exploit Homelessness for Federal Megabucks
By News Release @ 12:41 PM :: 3902 Views :: Homelessness

...Mayors on Wednesday asked federal leaders to increase funding for affordable housing, homeless assistance, and other initiatives by nearly $450 million....

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Sunday, February 28, 2016
Feds Expanding Medicaid involvement in Hawaii homeless initiatives
By News Release @ 4:36 PM :: 4489 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness

...Hawai‘i will focus on expanding Medicaid involvement in and support for the state’s housing and homelessness initiatives....

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Statewide Homeless Emergency Extended
By News Release @ 7:27 PM :: 3508 Views :: Homelessness

Hawai‘i has the highest rate of homelessness per capita in the nation....

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Friday, February 19, 2016
Rusting Wind Junk off Waikiki? Ige Flies to NYC, DC for Meetings
By News Release @ 3:29 AM :: 5071 Views :: Energy, Homelessness

"...regarding offshore renewable energy opportunities in Hawai‘i...."

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Sunday, February 7, 2016
DLNR Sweeps Na Pali Coast--One Arrested, 70 Cited, Tons of Trash Airlifted Out
By News Release @ 6:06 PM :: 4977 Views :: Environment, Homelessness

...tons of junk flown from the camps by expensive helicopters will be stored for 30 days and unless rightful owners reclaim their items, they will be discarded....

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Thursday, February 4, 2016
Oahu: 596 Homeless Veterans Permanently Housed
By News Release @ 6:26 PM :: 4684 Views :: Homelessness, Military

...as a result of a collaboration between and the Department of Veterans Affairs Pacific Island Health Care System, Partners in Care, and the Homeless Veterans Task Force....

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Friday, January 29, 2016
HB1686: New standard for involuntarily commitment to psychiatric facility
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 5:35 PM :: 6311 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness

The recent rise in Hawaii's homeless population has highlighted the need for a better standard in involuntarily hospitalization.....

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Thursday, January 21, 2016
Breakthrough: ACLU Allows City to Dispose of Homeless People’s Urine, Feces
By News Release @ 6:30 PM :: 4095 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...the City can immediately dispose of items such as combustible or hazardous items, weapons, illicit drugs, items that contain urine or feces or that are infested with rodents or insects....

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Thursday, December 24, 2015
Ige Issues New Homelessness Emergency Proclamation
By News Release @ 7:13 PM :: 3877 Views :: Homelessness

Ige today signed a second supplemental proclamation that allows the state to continue its coordinated efforts with the counties....

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Thursday, December 24, 2015
Judges Lead Grassroots Effort to Help Landlords and Tenants Curb Evictions
By News Release @ 3:46 PM :: 4827 Views :: Homelessness, Judiciary

Group named STAE (Steps to Avoid Eviction) to distribute flyers in the community....

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Monday, December 14, 2015
87 Times More Homeless in Honolulu than Las Vegas
By Selected News Articles @ 3:06 PM :: 3955 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...The number of homeless residents per capita is highest in Honolulu....

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Maui Homeless Initiative: 'Rapid Deployable Emergency Shelters'
By News Release @ 9:26 PM :: 4788 Views :: Maui County, Homelessness

...this includes the acquisition of rapid deployable emergency shelters....

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015
State Begins Construction on Kakaako Homeless Shelter
By News Release @ 3:14 PM :: 3163 Views :: Homelessness

The state is converting a 5,000 square foot maintenance shed, formerly used by the Hawai‘i Community Development Authority, into a shelter fronting Kaka‘ako Waterfront Park....

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Friday, November 20, 2015
Full Text: ACLU Wins Order Defending Homeless’ Trash
By News Release @ 3:32 PM :: 3898 Views :: Homelessness

During sweeps of Kaka’ako homeless persons, the City seized and disposed of over 134,000 pounds of 'property'....

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Thursday, November 5, 2015
ACLU Back in Court Trying to Keep the Homeless out of Shelters
By News Release @ 1:43 PM :: 2987 Views :: Homelessness

Full text of ACLU's latest effort to stop the City from pushing the homeless into shelters....

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Homelessness: Ige Signs Supplemental Emergency Proclamation
By News Release @ 12:23 AM :: 3535 Views :: Homelessness

...despite multiple efforts, many individuals decline help....

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Thursday, October 22, 2015
Video: The Affordable Housing Business with Stanford Carr
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:04 PM :: 4739 Views :: Development, Homelessness

...Keli'i Akina speaks with developer Stanford Carr about the business of affordable housing, homelessness, and the housing shortage in Hawaii....

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Thursday, October 22, 2015
ACLU Complaint Leads to Change in Sand Island Shelter Rules
By News Release @ 1:39 PM :: 3027 Views :: Homelessness

...the City has now agreed that individuals fleeing from domestic violence or coming from a mental health facility may seek refuge at the facility....

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015
VIDEO: Caldwell Protests Governor’s “Misuse of Emergency Powers” on Homelessness
By Video @ 11:36 PM :: 3587 Views :: Homelessness

“What made homelessness become an emergency?  This is something our state has been dealing with for many, many years and its not going to be solved immediately.”  -- Kirk Caldwell

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Saturday, October 17, 2015
To Beat NIMBYS, Ige Takes a Page from Lingle Playbook--Signs Homelessness Emergency Proclamation
By News Release @ 12:59 AM :: 4002 Views :: Homelessness

The emergency proclamation will facilitate the construction of a transitional housing facility for homeless families....

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Does Subsidized Housing Reduce Homelessness?
By NCPA @ 3:47 PM :: 3735 Views :: Homelessness

A recent Federal Reserve Bank study examined the impact of subsidized housing on homelessness....

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Monday, October 12, 2015
City Returning to Kakaako to Remove 'Tremendous Volume of Trash'
By News Release @ 10:20 PM :: 3787 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...removed 26.84 tons of trash, 52 cubic yards of metals, 9 shopping carts, stored 8 bins of personal property....

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Saturday, October 10, 2015
Kakaako Sweep Forces 48 More Homeless to Finally Accept Shelter
By News Release @ 12:41 AM :: 3511 Views :: Homelessness

Since August 7, a total of 152 people (including 23 families) have been placed into shelter or permanent housing....

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Video: Free Market Solutions to Homelessness with Victor Geminiani
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:43 AM :: 3296 Views :: Homelessness

...Keli'i Akina speaks with Victor Geminiani of the Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law & Economic Justice about probable solutions to homelessness and affordable housing in Hawaii....

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Thursday, October 1, 2015
AG Charges Third Waianae Homeless Shelter Employee With Embezzlement
By News Release @ 9:57 PM :: 4078 Views :: Ethics, Homelessness

Jamye Windsor, age 40, has been charged with one felony theft count for improperly receiving more than $50,000 in state funds from Waianae Community Outreach....

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Monday, September 28, 2015
10 things Hawaii Can Do So That Everyone Gets Richer
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:11 PM :: 4604 Views :: Homelessness, Cost of Living

There are two approaches to meeting the needs of the least advantaged in society....

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Friday, September 25, 2015
Kaka‘ako enforcement continues next week
By News Release @ 10:28 PM :: 4172 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

On Tuesday, September 29, beginning at approximately 11 a.m., Phase V enforcement of the sidewalk nuisance and stored property ordinances will take place....

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Thursday, September 24, 2015
VIDEO: Free Market Solutions to Homelessness and Affordable Housing
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:51 PM :: 3954 Views :: Homelessness

The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii and Think Tech Hawaii host Free Market Solutions to Homelessness and Affordable Housing, with Dr. Keli'i Akina....

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Kakaako: 126 Needles Found in Homeless Clean-Up
By News Release @ 4:43 PM :: 4300 Views :: Homelessness, Drugs

Meanwhile, ACLU fails in effort to keep the homeless on the street....

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Monday, September 21, 2015
Waianae Homeless Housing to be Discussed at Upcoming Neighborhood Board Meetings
By News Release @ 9:15 PM :: 2934 Views :: Homelessness

...1.1 acre property located at 85-248 Farrington Highway....

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Thursday, September 17, 2015
ACLU Sues Honolulu in Bid to Keep Homeless out of Shelters
By News Release @ 1:41 AM :: 4448 Views :: Homelessness

The lawsuit alleges that the City violated the United States Constitution when it destroyed personal property belonging to the plaintiffs....

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015
ACLU Scores Big Wins for Panhandlers and Potheads
By News Release @ 2:45 AM :: 9305 Views :: Hawaii County , First Amendment, Homelessness, Labor, Drugs

The ACLU has shared a copy of the settlement agreement in this case with Maui County and Kauai County, both of which have had similar pre-employment medical examination requirements....

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Saturday, September 5, 2015
Hawaii Free Market Solutions to Homelessness & Affordable Housing
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:44 PM :: 3911 Views :: Homelessness

A panel discussion on the economic roots of and solutions to Hawaii's biggest issue....

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Saturday, September 5, 2015
Governor Touts 13 Kakaako homeless moved to shelter--but 6 Return to Street after One Night
By News Release @ 3:28 PM :: 4038 Views :: Homelessness

...there are 51 empty beds at the Lighthouse Shelter in Waipahu....

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Saturday, August 29, 2015
What are Homeless Hawaiians Worth to OHA?
By Andrew Walden @ 11:14 PM :: 6385 Views :: Homelessness, OHA

...A homeless family of four would be worth $30,400 per year--just for OHA's "fair market" land lease....

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Ige Leadership Big Announcement: 28 Shelter Spaces Open Up
By News Release @ 10:38 PM :: 3845 Views :: Homelessness

The Governor’s Leadership Team has also identified five state-owned portable buildings that can be used to provide temporary shelter for families. Locations for these buildings are currently being considered....

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Rep McDermott and Darryl Vincent Discuss Veteran Homelessness in Hawaii
By Video @ 9:15 PM :: 4707 Views :: Homelessness, Military

Darryl J. Vincent has been with U.S. VETS, for 11 years....

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Hale Mauliola construction contract awarded: Caldwell Vetoes One Sit-Lie Bill, Signs Another
By News Release @ 9:34 PM :: 4523 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...transitional housing for up to 83 persons in 25 containers by the end of the year....

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Monday, August 17, 2015
Survey: 78% of Homeless Willing to go to Shelter--Yet Don't
By News Release @ 10:19 PM :: 3719 Views :: Homelessness

...the survey was undertaken the week of August 3....

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Monday, August 17, 2015
Profiting from Homelessness: Publicist, Lobbyist Take Control
By Selected News Articles @ 8:45 PM :: 8716 Views :: Homelessness

With zero experience in getting families off the street....

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Saturday, August 15, 2015
What Rep. Sylvia Luke, Sen. Brian Schatz, the City Council and the Mayor don’t know about solving Honolulu’s homelessness crisis
By Selected News Articles @ 2:24 PM :: 4308 Views :: Homelessness

If the Gov’s team wants to learn why Hawaii should try Housing First, they can start with Google and actually learn a lot....

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Friday, August 14, 2015
Interior Grants $500,000 to Stand Up Micronesian One Stop Service Centers in Guam and Hawaii
By News Release @ 7:47 PM :: 4128 Views :: Homelessness

The initial focus of the center will be in the areas of health, education, housing and homelessness, as well as labor. It is centrally located at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church in Honolulu....

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