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Monday, September 09, 2019
The Experience of Homeless, Runaway and Other Street Youth on O‘ahu
By News Release @ 8:46 PM :: 430 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...Hawai‘i’s 2017 homeless point-in-time count reported 319 unaccompanied youth, with 82.0% of these youth living unsheltered....

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Friday, August 23, 2019
Homelessness: Ige Issues 5th Supplementary Emergency Proclamation
By News Release @ 9:43 PM :: 693 Views :: Homelessness

...to support the development of additional affordable housing for people transitioning out of homelessness....

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019
Death Gets 373 Homeless off Streets
By News Release @ 9:47 PM :: 1497 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...373 people who were considered homeless at the time of their deaths have died on O‘ahu from 2014 through 2018....

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019
‘Housing First’ Gets 450 Homeless off Streets
By News Release @ 9:36 PM :: 1272 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...91 percent of Honolulu’s Housing First clients came into the program as chronically homeless, and over 60 percent came directly from living on the streets....

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Thursday, May 30, 2019
First Dialysis Center Coming to Micronesia?
By News Release @ 5:47 PM :: 962 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness

...Request for Proposals: Pohnpei State Hemodialysis Project....

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Friday, May 10, 2019
Wahiawa Hospital: New Partnership Supports Mental Health Needs
By News Release @ 8:28 PM :: 1082 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness

...there may be as many as 30 stabilization beds at WGH by early next year....

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019
PIT: Homelessness Down 21% on Big Island -- Volcano Forces Homeless to Accept Shelter
By News Release @ 3:14 AM :: 2517 Views :: Hawaii County , Kauai County, Maui County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...Madame Pele shows the way to solve homelessness--APPLY MORE FORCE....

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Friday, April 05, 2019
9th Circuit: City Can Only Enforce Sleeping Ban if Shelter Available
By Robert Thomas @ 10:48 PM :: 2014 Views :: Homelessness

"...the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment bars a city from prosecuting people criminally for sleeping outside on public property when those people have no home or other shelter to go to...."

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Monday, March 04, 2019
City-Funded Survey Tries Out Excuses for Tax Hikes
By News Release @ 5:18 PM :: 1840 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Taxes

...Residents were presented with a list of eight potential projects and asked their level of support for each, even if it involved raising taxes or fees....

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Oahu 12% More Homeless Refuse Shelter
By News Release @ 10:32 PM :: 2470 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...the number of homeless in shelters is down 19%....

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Hawaii Senators' Favorite Mafia Hitman Loses Home to Foreclosure
By Andrew Walden @ 8:42 PM :: 5163 Views :: Ethics, Homelessness, Politicians

...Yoon took out two mortgages for a total of $739,660 written on the same day, exactly 13 days after the HFFF fundraiser, and not recorded in Hawaii for over a year....

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Friday, February 01, 2019
Looking for housing in all the wrong places
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:19 PM :: 1501 Views :: Homelessness, Cost of Living

...House Bill 1315 proposes an amendment to the Hawaii Constitution that would enshrine a “right” to housing....

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Bum Patrol: City Extends Park Security Contract
By News Release @ 5:10 PM :: 1621 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Law Enforcement

...Four-month extension lasting until mid-May....

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Harassed by Drugged-out Shelter–Refusers, Iolani Palace to close early--Children's Center may Shut Down
By News Release @ 12:57 AM :: 2479 Views :: Homelessness, Drugs

...there have been increasing issues with vandalism including damage to a palace window and graffiti on historic structures. This is a result of night time vagrancy and items such as hypodermic needles being left on the grass....

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Thursday, January 10, 2019
Caldwell, Green Bless Iwilei Homeless Magnet
By News Release @ 11:42 PM :: 1427 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...designed to make refusing shelter easier....

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Friday, January 04, 2019
Bum Patrol: Security Contract Expands to Windward, North Shore Parks
By News Release @ 3:56 PM :: 2006 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...There are 18 District IV parks covered under this contract, which goes into effect on Friday, Jan. 4....

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Homelessness: Hawaii has 4th Largest Increase and 4th Largest Decrease
By News Release @ 3:03 PM :: 2364 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness
  • #4 -- HAWAII 460 / 7.6% increase 2007-2018
  • #4 -- HAWAII -690 / -9.6% decrease 2017-2018
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Friday, December 14, 2018
Ige Signs Emergency Proclamation to Build Homeless 'Ohana Zones
By News Release @ 8:44 PM :: 1831 Views :: Homelessness

...The emergency proclamation will focus on accelerating the completion of housing projects for individuals and families exiting homelessness. It will also help to expand shelter capacity and access to services, especially for unsheltered homeless individuals....

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Thursday, December 13, 2018
Honolulu Bum Patrol Extended City Cites 'Good Results'
By News Release @ 8:27 PM :: 2547 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Law Enforcement

...Good results so far at nine urban parks under the 24/7 security pilot project....

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Charitable? Hawaii Ranks 46th
By Selected News Articles @ 3:52 PM :: 1405 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...WalletHub determined the most charitable of the 50 states by comparing them across 18 key indicators of charitable behavior....

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Thursday, November 15, 2018
Bum Patrol: City Launches 24/7 Security Project for Nine Parks
By News Release @ 10:40 PM :: 1957 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...This pilot project involves two uniformed guards regularly patrolling the above mentioned parks, using a marked vehicle as their transport. These guards do not have citation powers, but are trained to mitigate confrontational situations and coordinate with the Honolulu Police Department should further enforcement be necessary....

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Friday, November 09, 2018
Trump Admin: Caldwell a Section 8 High Performer
By News Release @ 10:01 AM :: 1686 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...The City and County of Honolulu, the largest housing authority in Hawai‘i that administers a Housing Choice Voucher Program, has once again been designated as a “High Performer” by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development....

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Sunday, October 14, 2018
ACLU: Let the Homeless Eat Meth
By News Release @ 1:35 PM :: 1642 Views :: Homelessness

...The tweekers have told us to let them do whatever they want.  It is a violation of the 8th Amendment to disobey tweekers....

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Friday, July 20, 2018
Homeless Outreach Court expands to Wahiawa, Waianae
By News Release @ 1:49 PM :: 2093 Views :: Homelessness, Judiciary

...During the first 18 months of the program 86 defendants participated in COC, 950 non-violent cases were cleared, and 39 people moved off the street and into housing....

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Honolulu's Sidewalk Obstruction Prohibition Goes Island-Wide
By Robert Thomas @ 1:17 AM :: 1784 Views :: Homelessness

...city lawyers have taken great pains to craft the bills with language that works around areas that federal courts have found unacceptable....

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Friday, July 06, 2018
Public lodging and island-wide sidewalk obstruction bills submitted to City Council
By News Release @ 3:04 AM :: 1884 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

"...Although we’ve made gains in combating homelessness, there is a group of service-resistant individuals who continue to disobey the rules and take up our public spaces....”

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Friday, June 29, 2018
City Vans Shuttle Chinatown Homeless to Waianae
By Rep Andria Tupola @ 10:52 AM :: 1735 Views :: Homelessness

...On May 16, three vehicles transported homeless individuals from Chinatown to the Waianae Civic Center as reported by the executive director of the city’s housing office.  On June 13, the director used a city van to take two people and their dog to the Waianae Civic Center during outreach efforts in Ala Moana Park, Waikiki and Old Stadium Park....  

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Friday, June 29, 2018
Caldwell: Outlaw Homeless Blocking Public Facilities While Refusing Shelter Space
By News Release @ 1:22 AM :: 3148 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Law Enforcement

...The “public lodging bill” would make it illegal to lodge on a public sidewalk or other public areas if shelter facilities are available....

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Monday, June 25, 2018
Kakaako Senate Race: HSTA, Moriwaki Co-Sponsor Homelessness Forum
By News Release @ 2:23 AM :: 3266 Views :: Homelessness, Labor, Politicians

...“Caring for Our Homeless Keiki: Some Things to Consider” this coming Tuesday, June 26 from 5 to 6 p.m. at Makiki Christian Church, 829 Pensacola St....

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Friday, May 18, 2018
Good Intentions Pave Road to Hawaii Housing Crisis
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:28 PM :: 3436 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 :: 3751 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 :: 2018 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 :: 2624 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 :: 3508 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 :: 3420 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 :: 2567 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 :: 3019 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 :: 5128 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 :: 3044 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 :: 3586 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 :: 4168 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 :: 2546 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 :: 4433 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 :: 2548 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 :: 2994 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 :: 4882 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 :: 4328 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 :: 2769 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 :: 2670 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 :: 3804 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness, Cost of Living

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

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