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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Honolulu: 40% of Homeless Refusing to Accept Shelter
By News Release @ 2:15 PM :: 5461 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 :: 8241 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 :: 7475 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 :: 4260 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 :: 5520 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 :: 6553 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 :: 4669 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 :: 4909 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 :: 4609 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 :: 6660 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 :: 5542 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 :: 4824 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 :: 5658 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 :: 4694 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 :: 4313 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 :: 4974 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 :: 5138 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 :: 5051 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 :: 6936 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 :: 5568 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 :: 6877 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 :: 6576 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 :: 6914 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 :: 8602 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 :: 4088 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 :: 7499 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 :: 4618 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 :: 4013 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 :: 4011 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 :: 4959 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 :: 6414 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 :: 6550 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 :: 5232 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 :: 4922 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 :: 6063 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 :: 5486 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 :: 14043 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 :: 6373 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 :: 7432 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 :: 6031 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 :: 7095 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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Sunday, December 15, 2013
Reimagining Housing in Hawaii
By News Release @ 12:43 PM :: 5587 Views :: Homelessness, Cost of Living

... Hawaii Appleseed released a report entitled Reimagining Housing in Hawaii, detailing successful affordable housing models like microunits, ohana housing, modular housing, among others....

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Sunday, December 1, 2013
World AIDS Day: Gay Inc Drops HIV for Marriage, Military & Money
By Selected News Articles @ 8:45 PM :: 8807 Views :: Family, Health Care, Homelessness
Today is World AIDS Day, but in Hawaii the focus is on tomorrow, the first day for legal gay marriage....
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Friday, November 22, 2013
HUD Counts 6,335 Homeless in Hawaii--1,180 Chronic
By News Release @ 2:28 AM :: 4617 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

... 1,465 homeless unwilling to accept shelter in Honolulu ....

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Worldwide Headlines: Sledgehammer Wielding 'Vigilante' Rep Brower is 'Extreme, Scary, Potentially Dangerous'-- Should be 'Behind Bars'
By Selected News Articles @ 3:55 PM :: 5170 Views :: Homelessness
Think Progress: 'If Brower were found roaming middle-class neighborhoods and smashing items in people’s homes, he would find himself both out of office and behind bars.'
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013
FULL TEXT: Homeless Service Utilization Report Hawai‘i 2013
By News Release @ 12:50 AM :: 5339 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

The total number of homeless clients served by the Shelter and Outreach Programs has dropped for the third consecutive year....

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013
HI5 Program Loses $28M: Audit Points to Fraud and Abuse (for the 4th time)
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 1:18 AM :: 7606 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Homelessness, Taxes

...over the past three fiscal years, the program has paid out $28 million more in handling fees than it has collected in container fees....

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Friday, September 20, 2013
Navy Yard Shooting: Failure of Mental Health Care System
By Selected News Articles @ 1:25 PM :: 8862 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness, Judiciary, Justice Reinvestment

Approximately half of mass shootings are caused by individuals with untreated severe mental illness....

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Friday, August 30, 2013
Family Promise of Hawaii: 63 Churches Help Homeless Families Get off Streets
By News Release @ 9:43 PM :: 5835 Views :: Homelessness

...more than 80 percent of participants transition from homelessness to housing within three to four months....

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Saturday, August 17, 2013
Mental Health: Can Reform Solve Hawaii’s Homeless, Prison and Unfunded Liability Problems?
By Andrew Walden @ 10:02 PM :: 17442 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness, Justice Reinvestment
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