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Monday, August 10, 2015
PHOCUSED Exec Appointed Governor’s Coordinator on Homelessness
By News Release @ 11:19 PM :: 3917 Views :: Homelessness

... PHOCUSED wins a round in the battle for control of the homelessness industry ....

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Thursday, July 30, 2015
Pine: Homeless Solutions for Leeward Oahu
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 5:45 PM :: 5291 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...almost a quarter of Oahu's unsheltered homeless are the Leeward district....

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Ige Appoints Committee to Talk About Homelessness, Calls it Leadership
By News Release @ 4:20 AM :: 3846 Views :: Homelessness

...“The underlying issues that lead to homelessness ... cannot be resolved quickly,” said Gov. Ige....

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Heroes Housing Heroes to help end veteran homelessness
By News Release @ 3:49 AM :: 5744 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Military

“We are calling on all property owners who have studios, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units across O‘ahu to be a part of the solution to veteran homelessness.”

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Friday, July 3, 2015
IHS to Operate Sand Island Homeless Transitional Housing
By News Release @ 3:15 AM :: 5957 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...city launches innovative new partnerships to provide cultural integration to COFA populations....

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Caldwell refuses to sign Council Budget Bills
By News Release @ 4:19 AM :: 4706 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...The City Council deleted funding for the Office of Strategic Development (OSD) positions needed to address homelessness and the affordable housing crisis....

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Friday, June 19, 2015
DHS: For First Time Majority of Homeless Refusing Shelter
By Andrew Walden @ 4:41 AM :: 4774 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...A total of 1,217 homeless refusing shelter have been added to Hawaii's homeless population in the last two years....

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015
City Plans Sand Island Modular Housing for Homeless
By News Release @ 3:28 PM :: 4796 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

Caldwell announces plan to build Hale Mauliola temporary modular housing and provide services for homeless on Sand Island site....

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Council Refuses to Back Down After Caldwell Threatens to Make Kakaako a Homeless Tent City
By News Release @ 3:54 AM :: 5434 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness
Caldwell: I will Make Kakaako a Homeless Tent City Unless Council Funds 'Positions'
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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Honolulu: 40% of Homeless Refusing to Accept Shelter
By News Release @ 2:15 PM :: 4780 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

The number of homeless individuals on Oahu is 4,903, a 4% (191) increase over 2014. The percentage of those who are unsheltered is 40% (1,939), the highest percentage since these data were collected in 2009....

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
UPDATE: AG Charges Two Homeless Shelter Directors with Embezzment
By News Release @ 7:29 PM :: 7486 Views :: Ethics, Homelessness

...Former WCO Executive Director Sophina Placencia (who has now also been charged) said the organization's board of directors fired Pitolo in May 2010 after she discovered Pitolo had stolen money....

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Friday, March 20, 2015
Top Issues? Budget, Homelessness, Housing, Rail Tax, and Marijuana
By Selected News Articles @ 2:56 PM :: 6411 Views :: Homelessness, Rail, Taxes, Drugs

A report on the top state issues of 2015....

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Occupy Honolulu Suit -- Losing Still Pays off for Lawyers
By Selected News Articles @ 5:15 PM :: 3688 Views :: Homelessness

De-Occupy asserted 14 causes of action but failed to succeed on any of them....

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Friday, March 13, 2015
Making the World Better Doesn’t Come Just By What You Eat
By Joni Kamiya @ 11:25 PM :: 4764 Views :: Homelessness, GMOs

Eating Ben and Jerry’s apparently can make a person morally superior to regular folks who can only afford Meadow Gold....

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Friday, March 13, 2015
Update: Low Income Legislative Agenda
By News Release @ 11:00 PM :: 5697 Views :: Homelessness, Tax Credits, Taxes

...Hawaii Appleseed is making solid progress advancing important legislation to benefit low-income people in our state....

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Waikiki: Homelessness Ended for 81 Individuals
By News Release @ 12:42 PM :: 4122 Views :: Homelessness

...25 are in shelter; 43 are receiving homeless prevention assistance; seven were placed directly into housing; and another six have been assisted with airline funds which have enabled them to be reconnected with families in the U.S. mainland....

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Saturday, February 21, 2015
How Housing First Reduced Homelessness 72% in Utah
By Selected News Articles @ 7:51 PM :: 4182 Views :: Homelessness

In the past nine years, Utah has decreased the number of homeless by 72 percent—largely by finding and building apartments where they can live, permanently, with no strings attached....

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Friday, February 13, 2015
Caldwell signs law prohibiting sitting or lying on pedestrian malls
By News Release @ 3:04 AM :: 3979 Views :: Homelessness

...a 50% increase in people experiencing homelessness from out-of-state compared to last winter season....

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Hawaii #1 in Homelessness (again)
By Selected News Articles @ 7:46 PM :: 6154 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

In 2014, Mississippi had the lowest number of homeless people per 100,000, as it did for the previous three years....

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Saturday, January 17, 2015
New Medicaid Enrollees: Many Need Addiction Treatment
By Selected News Articles @ 5:52 PM :: 4925 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness

...newly eligible adults will have access to addiction treatments this year, many for the first time....

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Friday, January 16, 2015
Leeward Coast Third in Homelessness
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 3:31 PM :: 4203 Views :: Homelessness

...at the Wai'anae Boat Harbor, outreach workers are trying to help transition to supportive housing....

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Monday, January 12, 2015
IHS: New Laws Pushing Homeless to Accept Shelter
By News Release @ 10:32 AM :: 4930 Views :: Homelessness

Those served include many seniors who have been homeless for over 10 years (41%)....

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Friday, December 19, 2014
Hawaii's Demise Through the Eyes of the Economist
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 3:51 AM :: 4170 Views :: Homelessness
...Homeless? Buy a One-Way Ticket to Hawaii -- Hawaii "is attracting homeless people from the mainland US by offering food, a bed, and health care for just $3 a day."....
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Nanakuli: City to Update Homeless Project
By News Release @ 12:37 AM :: 3686 Views :: Homelessness

Tuesday, January 27th at 6:30 p.m. during the Church with No Walls service at Nanaikapono Protestant Church....

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Monday, December 8, 2014
Honolulu 31st Lowest Concentration of Disadvantaged
By News Release @ 12:21 PM :: 4351 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...2014’s Cities with the Highest and Lowest Population in Need....

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Saturday, November 22, 2014
UH Report: 14,282 Homeless in Hawaii
By News Release @ 1:15 AM :: 4480 Views :: Homelessness

5,454 individuals (38%) were continuing clients from FY 2013....

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Monday, November 17, 2014
National Report Shows Hawaii 6th Lowest Child Homelessness
By News Release @ 2:23 PM :: 4280 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

The homeless are everywhere but a national report shows Hawaii is 6th lowest for child homelessness....

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Friday, October 31, 2014
Caldwell to host affordable housing town hall meeting
By News Release @ 1:07 AM :: 6053 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Cost of Living

The meeting will be held at the Waipahu District Park in Waipahu on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7 p.m.....

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Waikiki Homeless Outreach Begins Nov 3
By News Release @ 8:53 PM :: 4875 Views :: Homelessness, Tourism

...140 individuals are targeted to move into IHS shelters or homes and an additional 120 transient individuals will be returned to their homes outside Hawaii....

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Monday, October 20, 2014
Caldwell Town Halls to discuss Islandwide Housing Strategy
By News Release @ 5:46 PM :: 6028 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Homelessness
Three meetings to be held to discuss Islandwide Housing Strategy
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Saturday, October 4, 2014
Will Tom Brower ever learn?
By News Release @ 8:54 PM :: 5809 Views :: Ethics, Homelessness, Politicians

...This is the third taxpayer-funded mailer Brower has sent out on the shopping cart issue and it is drawing a complaint....

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Saturday, September 20, 2014
Judge Grants TRO as ACLU Pushes Claim That Panhandling is First Amendment Right
By News Release @ 3:48 PM :: 5978 Views :: Hawaii County , First Amendment, Homelessness

The TRO prohibits Hawaii County from interfering with Plaintiff Justin Guy’s right to hold a sign (saying “Homeless Please Help”) by the side of the road....

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Friday, September 19, 2014
Aiona Only Candidate to Release Policy Initiatives
By News Release @ 3:13 PM :: 7407 Views :: Education K-12, Homelessness, Politicians, Republican Party

...a detailed plan with practical solutions for our state’s toughest issues: Homelessness, Affordable Housing, and Education....

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Friday, September 12, 2014
Legislative Report Debunks Homeless Tent City
By News Release @ 4:34 PM :: 3615 Views :: Homelessness

...Creating camping areas for homeless individuals ... is unworkable, is not advisable, and should not be pursued...

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014
County of Hawai‘i Faces First Amendment Lawsuit Challenging Panhandling Laws
By News Release @ 12:14 AM :: 6507 Views :: Hawaii County , First Amendment, Homelessness

Case to be heard by Judge Mollway on Friday, 9/19/14, 9 a.m....

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Homelessness: Council Ignores Waikiki Residents' Plea for Help
By News Release @ 3:50 PM :: 4030 Views :: Homelessness

...the City Council is sending the message that the interests of panhandlers and substance abusers are more important than the concerns of the visitor industry and the 32,000 citizens who make their home in Waikiki....

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Solving Social Problems with Pay-For-Success Contracts
By NCPA @ 12:30 PM :: 3482 Views :: Homelessness

California Senate Bill 593 would utilize private-sector ideas, and funds, to address problems such as homelessness and crime recidivism....

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Homeless in Hawaii? Lawmaker wants to give you a free flight home
By Malia Zimmerman @ 2:54 PM :: 3530 Views :: Homelessness

...Cabanilla wants Abercrombie to implement “Return to Home,” a pilot program signed into law in June 2013....

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Thursday, June 26, 2014
Prohibiting Sitting Or Laying Down On Oahu's Sidewalks 24/7 Makes Law More Susceptible To Challenge
By Robert Thomas @ 2:03 AM :: 4342 Views :: Homelessness

Expansion of the scope may leave a slightly wider opening for challenge....

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Monday, June 23, 2014
Janet Grace–Waikiki HD22 Designated A Top House Race
By News Release @ 6:15 PM :: 5619 Views :: Ethics, Homelessness, Politicians

...Tom Brower's use of state money to buy the sledgehammer that he used to smash the shopping carts of the homeless is a story that just won't die...

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Grace for Waikiki: Ethics Commission Should Ban Sledgehammer Purchases by Legislators
By News Release @ 12:39 PM :: 5831 Views :: Ethics, Homelessness, Politicians

"...Brower abused the power of his position last year by using legislative office funds to purchase a sledgehammer which he subsequently used in raids to destroy shopping carts used by the homeless...."

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Monday, June 16, 2014
Aiona Proposes Homeless Court, Veterans Outreach
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 8:01 PM :: 4589 Views :: Homelessness

...Today, at Kaka‘ako Makai Gateway Park, Duke Aiona released details of his pioneering plans to address the homeless crisis in Hawai‘i....

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Monday, June 16, 2014
Homelessness: It's A Sidewalk, Not A Sideseat Or A Sidebed
By Robert Thomas @ 7:35 PM :: 4405 Views :: Homelessness

...two bills proposed by Honolulu's mayor to address some difficult urban issues....

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Sunday, May 18, 2014
Sledgehammer Tom Brower Taxpayer-Funded Survey: Should Homeless Shopping Carts be ‘Disposed’?
By Andrew Walden @ 3:44 AM :: 5376 Views :: Homelessness, Politicians
If the sledgehammer is personal property, why is Brower using state-funded mailings to poll whether to use it again?
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014
After 9 Years, City Reopens Section 8 Waiting List for 6 Days
By News Release @ 4:21 PM :: 4864 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

Online applications will be accepted from 12:00 a.m. on May 15, 2014, through 11:59 p.m. on May 21, 2014....

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Sunday, April 6, 2014
Occupy, Union Activists Organizing Homeless Tent Cities in Honolulu?
By Andrew Walden @ 4:35 AM :: 12622 Views :: Homelessness, Labor, OHA, Small Business, Tourism

In Honolulu, unofficial tent cities are now set up in strategic locations designed to pressure the tourism industry, the Chinatown community, the Korean community, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and the Honolulu Council debate over Housing First....

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Auditor Releases National Citizen Survey of Honolulu residents
By News Release @ 1:19 PM :: 5583 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

Residents identified homeless and/or homelessness as a priority for the City to address....

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Sunday, March 9, 2014
HB1503: Prohibit Landlords from Evicting Marijuana Smokers
By Andrew Walden @ 7:27 PM :: 6536 Views :: Homelessness, Drugs

Topping off the irony, Rep Rhoads also introduced HB2577  which would ban indoor tobacco smoking in public housing....

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Saturday, March 1, 2014
Letter: Waikiki Rep Brower Threatening to Smash More Shopping Carts?
By Andrew Walden @ 7:56 PM :: 5399 Views :: Homelessness, Politicians

Brower mentions “carts” ten times, and suggests his attacks were part of an effort to "create a better society."

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Friday, January 10, 2014
To Stop Thefts, City Places "No Copper" Signs on Cables
By News Release @ 5:13 PM :: 6262 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Law Enforcement, Drugs

In addition to repairing the cables, “no copper” and “fiber-optic cable” signs are being put in place to make it as clear as possible to potential thieves that there is nothing of value for them to steal....

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