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Friday, December 14, 2018
Ige Signs Emergency Proclamation to Build Homeless 'Ohana Zones
By News Release @ 8:44 PM :: 223 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 :: 329 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 :: 395 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 :: 772 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 :: 670 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 :: 909 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 :: 1007 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 :: 1030 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 :: 1037 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 :: 996 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 :: 1582 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 :: 2179 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 :: 1836 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 :: 2641 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 :: 1171 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 :: 1906 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 :: 2461 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 :: 2331 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 :: 1746 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 :: 2134 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 :: 3855 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 :: 2134 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 :: 2105 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 :: 2864 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 :: 1640 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 :: 3301 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 :: 1701 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 :: 2153 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 :: 3728 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 :: 3169 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 :: 1900 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 :: 1850 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 :: 2603 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 :: 2735 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 :: 1886 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 :: 2437 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 :: 2498 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 :: 2525 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 :: 2237 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 :: 2218 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 :: 2018 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 :: 2714 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 :: 1794 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 :: 2098 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 :: 1693 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 :: 1906 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 :: 2552 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 :: 2109 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 :: 2057 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 :: 3229 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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