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Friday, May 18, 2018
Good Intentions Pave Road to Hawaii Housing Crisis
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:28 PM :: 498 Views :: Maui County, Homelessness, Land Use

...Regulating Paradise: Land Use Controls in Hawaii....

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Wednesday, May 09, 2018
City Buys 33 Unit Waikiki Building for Homeless
By News Release @ 2:37 AM :: 1651 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...The city utilized funds from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program to acquire the eight-story building at 436 ‘Ena Road in Waikīkī....

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Monday, May 07, 2018
Homeless Count Drops 10% Statewide as More are Pressured to Accept Shelter
By News Release @ 10:37 PM :: 505 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...Every county experienced a decrease in homelessness. Kaua‘i County saw the largest decrease at 28.9 percent, O‘ahu saw a 9.4 percent decrease, Hawai‘i County saw an 8.8 percent decrease, and Maui County saw a 2.6 percent decline....

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Thursday, April 26, 2018
Homeless by Choice: Removed from Diamond Head Again
By News Release @ 9:58 PM :: 1383 Views :: Homelessness

...the camps are littered with hundreds of plastic bottles, a vast array of bicycle parts, inoperable mopeds, and just about anything you can imagine....

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Saturday, April 21, 2018
House-Senate Conference Committee Finalizes Budget Negotiations
By News Release @ 11:54 PM :: 1527 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Homelessness

...this budget provides $15 million to fund homeless services, $3 million more than requested by the Governor....

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
LEAD: Police to Refer Homeless Offenders to Treatment
By News Release @ 9:30 PM :: 1230 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness, Law Enforcement

...The pilot is funded by the Hawai‘i Department of Health — Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division and involves a partnership between more than 30 community organizations....

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Friday, April 13, 2018
City Hires Private Security Guards to Protect Parks Overnight
By News Release @ 1:25 PM :: 1051 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...parks were selected for this pilot project as many are in close proximity to another park, providing for a good test comparison of effectiveness....

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Thursday, March 29, 2018
Senate WAM Passes Budget With Amendments
By News Release @ 9:23 PM :: 941 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Homelessness

...highlights include funding for...Ohana Zones....

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Sunday, March 25, 2018
Hanabusa Campaign Plan: Send swarms of homeless into streets as absentee ballots drop
By Andrew Walden @ 8:26 PM :: 2672 Views :: Democratic Party, Homelessness, Politicians

... by closing down every homeless shelter in the state on July 1, 2018 ....

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Thursday, March 22, 2018
Hawaii County Homeless Tent City Shut Down due to Fire Risk
By News Release @ 2:21 PM :: 1436 Views :: Hawaii County , Homelessness

...but Harry Kim wants Ige to give an emergency proclamation and $25K to open another one....

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Thursday, March 22, 2018
Kauai: DLNR Clears Activists from State Land Near Coco Palms
By News Release @ 12:52 AM :: 1125 Views :: Kauai County, Greenmail, Homelessness

...The squatters were allowed to pack up personal possessions and valuables. What remained, including tents and other camping gear, was collected and loaded into trucks....

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Monday, March 05, 2018
Report: Failing DoE Holds Back Hawaii's Progress Towards Eco-Socialism
By News Release @ 7:10 PM :: 1547 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Higher Education, Homelessness, Labor

...View Details of all Hawaii Goals, Targets, & Indicators....

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Monday, February 26, 2018
Honolulu Citizen Survey: Homelessness Top Priority
By News Release @ 5:19 PM :: 1006 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...The results from this year’s NCS ....

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Saturday, February 10, 2018
Oahu Study: Child Molesters Exploit Drug-Addicted Homeless Youth
By News Release @ 4:06 AM :: 2225 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...44% of homeless youth are from the Mainland...48% first became homeless with their homeless parents....

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Thursday, January 25, 2018
VIDEO: Homelessness and Affordable Housing Solutions with Rep Gene Ward
By Video @ 4:26 AM :: 1098 Views :: Homelessness, Cost of Living

...Live at the Legislature with Rep. Gene Ward....

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
How Medicare covers mental health
By Selected News Articles @ 11:59 PM :: 1632 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness

...Medicare covers a wide variety of such services, in both hospital inpatient and outpatient settings....

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Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Hanabusa: Elect Me and I Will Build Massive Festering Homeless Tent Cities Everywhere
By News Release @ 1:47 AM :: 2818 Views :: Democratic Party, Homelessness, Politicians

...Hanabusa said social services (lots of meth) could be offered at designated homeless camping areas (if they have enough copper to trade)….

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Monday, December 18, 2017
Homeless Court clears hundreds of cases--16 Accept Housing
By News Release @ 4:48 PM :: 2244 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Judiciary

...How Tickets Forced 16 Homeless to accept Housing....

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Hawaii: Homelessness and Poverty Do Not Correlate
By Selected News Articles @ 3:48 PM :: 1247 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...Honolulu is #1 for Homelessness, Pearl City is the 2nd-least needy city in USA....

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Monday, December 11, 2017
Throwing Money at Housing Won’t Work
By Selected News Articles @ 11:47 PM :: 1330 Views :: Homelessness, Cost of Living

...government’s real job is to out of the way, not create more costly programs that don’t work....

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Friday, December 08, 2017
HUD: Hawaii #1 State for Homelessness
By News Release @ 12:50 AM :: 1826 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness, Cost of Living

...Hawaii still leads nation in homeless count per capita....

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Thursday, November 23, 2017
Two Years Later--DLNR Still Finding Homeless Drug Addicts on Na Pali Coast
By News Release @ 5:01 AM :: 1666 Views :: Kauai County, Homelessness, Drugs

...Each time a team of officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) flies into the Kalalau section of the Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park, they find fewer illegal camps and write fewer arrest citations....

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
HUD Reviews Honolulu Section 8 Program
By News Release @ 3:10 AM :: 1316 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...Flashback: Audit Bashes Honolulu’s Rent Subsidy Program For Not Collecting Debts....

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
4M lbs of Trash Removed from Nimitz Homeless Camp
By News Release @ 2:49 AM :: 1896 Views :: Homelessness

...Since the pilot program enforcement efforts began in July, more than 80 people have entered shelters or transitioned to housing....

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Tuesday, November 07, 2017
Honolulu--4th Highest Veteran Homelessness in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 9:03 PM :: 1787 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness, Military, Cost of Living

...veterans in many cities continue to suffer from long delays in mental-health treatment despite a $10 billion effort to expand veterans’ access to such care....

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Thursday, November 02, 2017
Aid for tenants, landlords program expands to Kauai
By News Release @ 4:17 AM :: 1534 Views :: Kauai County, Homelessness, Judiciary

...Following the success of a program that helps landlords to get paid and keep tenants from being evicted on Oahu and in Maui County, Steps to Avoid Eviction is now available on Kauai....

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Monday, October 30, 2017
Ige vs Tent Cities: Bum Control to be 'Highest Priority'
By News Release @ 5:09 PM :: 1713 Views :: Homelessness

...Ige acknowledged that people must choose to accept services and shelter....

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Friday, October 20, 2017
Government is making a mess of Honolulu's Kakaako Waterfront Park
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:40 AM :: 1675 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...There likely are plenty of groups around Hawaii that would be willing to manage Kakaako Waterfront Park instead of the state. Why not give them a try?....

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Thursday, September 28, 2017
Housing ASAP: 714 Homeless Families Placed in Permanent Housing
By News Release @ 10:14 PM :: 1440 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...Working towards achieving a shared goal of functional zero by December 2018, which means that every family in Hawai‘i that becomes homeless can be placed into housing within 30 days....

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Audit: Honolulu Homeless Programs Subject to Corrupt, Incompetent Department of Community Services
By News Release @ 9:18 PM :: 2076 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Homelessness

...Audit of Housing First, Community Assistance Program, and Hale Mauliola Homeless Programs....

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Monday, August 21, 2017
Pearl City: 43 Homeless Forced to Accept Shelter
By News Release @ 11:47 PM :: 1313 Views :: Homelessness

...US Vets provided transportation to its Waianae Civic Center shelter....

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Saturday, August 12, 2017
Youth Homelessness--Hawaii Ranks 5th
By Selected News Articles @ 4:51 PM :: 1540 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...2017’s States with the Most Underprivileged Children....

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Saturday, July 29, 2017
Nine Homeless Accept Shelter After Latest Sweeps
By News Release @ 4:33 AM :: 1228 Views :: Homelessness

...Nine people, including three couples and three single adults left their encampments along the H-1 corridor and Nimitz Highway and were placed into shelter at Next Step and to permanent housing....

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Thursday, July 27, 2017
UH: Homelessness plays a large role in unnecessary hospitalizations
By Selected News Articles @ 10:06 PM :: 1426 Views :: Homelessness

...“I Need my Own Place to get Better”: Patient Perspectives on the Role of Housing in Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations....

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Thursday, July 27, 2017
Audit: Caldwell's Section 8 Program Hides Homeless Data
By News Release @ 7:52 PM :: 1908 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Homelessness

...Section 8 does not have a formal fraud program although, as of FY 2016, the program's delinquent accounts receivables totaled approximately $1.5 million....

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Thursday, July 27, 2017
DLNR Removes 11 Tons of Homeless Drug Addicts’ Garbage from Kalalau
By News Release @ 3:54 AM :: 1595 Views :: Homelessness

...Illustrates Trashing of Wilderness Park by Illegal Campers & Squatters....

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Homeless Youth: Hawaii Ranks 5th
By Selected News Articles @ 5:15 PM :: 1498 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...2017’s States with the Most At-Risk Youth....

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Wednesday, July 05, 2017
DLNR: Napali Coast a Better Place with Squatters Out
By News Release @ 11:13 PM :: 2323 Views :: Environment, Homelessness, Drugs

...A three day operation last week resulted in additional arrests and the dismantling of large, illegal camps in Kalalau Valley....

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017
UH: Housing First Keeps 89% of Homeless Housed
By News Release @ 1:41 AM :: 2004 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

Clients were 64% less likely to visit the emergency room and 74% less likely to be admitted to a hospital....

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Wednesday, June 07, 2017
City seeks proposals for its third Housing First program
By News Release @ 12:09 AM :: 2168 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

Housing First Increment III will provide permanent supportive housing to 100 households experiencing chronic homelessness at a cost of $2.2 million....

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Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Socrates Visits a Homeless Camp in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 12:06 AM :: 1575 Views :: Homelessness

...The irony that the biggest discrepancy of rich and poor I've ever seen - existing side by side before my own eyes - is located in a Democratic Party fiefdom did not escape my notice....

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Saturday, May 27, 2017
Caldwell Veto: Bill 20 Puts ‘Sit-Lie’ at Risk
By News Release @ 5:06 AM :: 1264 Views :: Homelessness

“passage of Bill 20 may result in a challenge to the legitimacy of the Sit-Lie laws, which are clearly intended to maintain pedestrian access over sidewalks in business and commercial areas and which have been extremely effective in the areas in which they have been enforced.”

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Saturday, May 27, 2017
Napali Homeless Camp: DLNR Arrests 11, Finds Crossbow, Queen Size Bed, Pizza Oven
By News Release @ 4:48 AM :: 1112 Views :: Kauai County, Homelessness

...During law enforcement efforts over the past two years more than 200 people have been arrested....

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Monday, May 15, 2017
After Death of Kauai Girl, DLNR Clears Homeless Drug Addicts out of Kalalau
By News Release @ 4:01 AM :: 2556 Views :: Kauai County, Homelessness, Drugs

“If there’s any silver lining to what law breakers are posting on social media, is that it’s caused significant public outrage."

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Oahu Homeless Count Up—Sister Isles Down
By News Release @ 8:23 PM :: 1700 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

Hawai‘i County saw the largest decrease at 32 percent, Maui County saw a 22 percent decline and Kaua‘i County a seven percent drop compared to 2016. O‘ahu saw a half percent increase in homeless ....

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Sunday, May 07, 2017
The Rail Bill and Other Curiosities
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 2407 Views :: Homelessness, Labor, Rail, Taxes

...Shut up or we’ll make you pay for rail too....

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
City unveils new apartments for homeless
By News Release @ 11:29 PM :: 2044 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

The maximum income for applicants is 50 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI), with rents ranging from $880 to $1,306 per month....

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Friday, March 31, 2017
Video: Should Being Homeless in Hawaii be Considered an Illness?
By Video @ 4:33 PM :: 1894 Views :: Homelessness

Question: How can we increase homelessness 100-fold?  

Answer: Make housing a right.

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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 :: 3302 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 :: 2040 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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