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Monday, July 15, 2024
Mental Illness: Hawaii has Lowest Rate of Involuntary Commitment in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 5:11 PM :: 441 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Homelessness

... Mental illness is a central driver of the homelessness crisis ....

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Monday, July 8, 2024
City, ACLU Settle Homeless Lawsuit
By News Release @ 6:20 PM :: 646 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

“I’m extremely pleased with this outcome,” said Mayor Rick Blangiardi. “It completely strengthens our ability to enforce these laws to protect our residents and visitors."

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Saturday, July 6, 2024
Former Tokai University Building Becomes Homeless 'Kauhale'
By News Release @ 2:13 PM :: 643 Views :: Higher Education, Homelessness

... Former college in Waikiki will soon house 120 homeless families as part of city program ....

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Friday, June 28, 2024
Homeless people can be fined for sleeping outside, Supreme Court rules
By Court House News @ 5:21 PM :: 721 Views :: Homelessness

...Gorsuch said “a handful of federal judges” couldn’t “begin to ‘match’ the collective wisdom of the American people” in deciding policy solutions for homelessness....

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Thursday, June 6, 2024
PIT Count Claims 14% Drop in Sister Isle Homeless
By News Release @ 4:20 PM :: 609 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

... Unsheltered homelessness fell significantly in two of the three rural counties, with Hawaii down 27 percent and Maui 26 percent. Kauai realized an eight percent increase in unsheltered homelessness ....

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Oahu unsheltered veterans reported in PIT 2024 likely underestimated by more than 100%
By Selected News Articles @ 6:07 PM :: 908 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

... Count also finds 700+ empty shelter beds on Oahu ....

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024
How DHS Policy Change Drives Homeless Count UP, UP, UP
By News Release @ 7:15 PM :: 1362 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

... Effective Feb 1, 2017, the Hawaii DHS mandated more square footage per shelter bed, thus reducing the profitibility of homeless shelters and reducing the number of beds available.  The obvious result of this policy change is before us ....

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Tuesday, May 7, 2024
DOBOR Clears Bums and Junk Cars from Kahului Harbor
By News Release @ 9:12 PM :: 2240 Views :: Maui County, Homelessness

... Social service providers have made numerous visits to the camps at Kahului, attempting to place people into transitionary or permanent housing. However, most decline ....

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Thursday, May 2, 2024
Green Signs SB582: $385M for Maui Relief -- mostly for 'FEMA Ineligible Persons'
By News Release @ 10:39 PM :: 1311 Views :: Maui County, Homelessness

... $297 million has been designated to aid non-FEMA eligible families ....

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Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Green: 450 units to be built for 'FEMA Ineligible' Lahaina Survivors
By News Release @ 6:03 PM :: 1284 Views :: Maui County, Homelessness

... 'Not eligible' = Illegals and homeless.  Mixing them together is unfair to the illegals ....

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Thursday, April 18, 2024
City’s DMV employees gearing up for LGBTQ+ sensitivity training
By News Release @ 4:37 PM :: 1048 Views :: Homelessness, Law Enforcement

... employees will be trained to use an individual’s chosen names and preferred gender pronouns when renewing a Hawaiʻi driver’s license or motor vehicle registration ....

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Saturday, April 13, 2024
City Closing Ulehawa Beach Park to Clean Tons of Homeless Tent City Garbage
By News Release @ 10:19 PM :: 1188 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

... beaches along the Waianae Coast have been taken over by a 20-mile-long homeless camp.  This is just one mile ....

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Thursday, April 4, 2024
HONU Housing Less Than One Homeless Per Day
By News Release @ 4:50 AM :: 1654 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

... for the past 153 days HONU connected 119 clients with shelter or supportive housing ....

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Monday, February 12, 2024
Kaheohe 'comprehensive' homeless solution houses only 34 people
By News Release @ 3:25 PM :: 1406 Views :: Homelessness

... This kauhale will provide housing for approximately 34 people at a time, including 24-7 security, intake/management staff, and peer support ....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2024
U.S. Supreme Court to hear challenge on homelessness ordinance ban
By Selected News Articles @ 3:25 PM :: 1206 Views :: Homelessness

... The U.S. Supreme Court announced it would hear a landmark challenge to an earlier ruling preventing enforcement of anti-camping ordinances ....

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Wednesday, December 20, 2023
Mizuno Quits House to Become Homeless Czar
By News Release @ 11:00 PM :: 1607 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Homelessness, Politicians

... A successor for Mizuno who has served in the House (HD29) since 2006 and has been in public service for more than 32 years will be named within 60 days .... 

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Saturday, December 9, 2023
Bums Invade Army Base, MPs Respond
By News Release @ 1:11 AM :: 1676 Views :: Homelessness, Military

... forces to clear waste and debris from a sizable homeless encampment in Kīpapa Gulch, along Kamehameha Highway....

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Tuesday, November 28, 2023
DLNR: Demolition of Uncle Billy's Hotel Begins Today
By News Release @ 12:26 PM :: 1247 Views :: Homelessness, Tourism

... For the last few years, drug addicts had been living in the dilapidated structure ....

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Tuesday, October 10, 2023
DLNR Implementing 'Civil Resource Violation System'
By News Release @ 4:38 PM :: 2103 Views :: Environment, Homelessness, Law Enforcement

... Hawai‘i is the third state to implement a CRVS, after Vermont and Oregon ....

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Sunday, October 1, 2023
New Shelter Built to Keep Lahaina Homeless out of Burn Zone
By News Release @ 6:29 PM :: 1681 Views :: Maui County, Homelessness

... multiple military-grade tents, that can house a total of approximately 150 people ....

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Thursday, September 28, 2023
Blangiardi statement in opposition to ACLU Lawsuit
By News Release @ 6:29 AM :: 1948 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

"... we cannot ignore the tremendous and ongoing burden being borne by communities who are dealing with those who refuse help ...."

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Monday, September 25, 2023
Hawaii Ranks 4th for Homeless per Capita
By Selected News Articles @ 7:37 PM :: 2933 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

... must be an undercount ....

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Monday, September 18, 2023
Green Orders 24-Hour Bum Patrol at Uncle Billy's Hotel
By News Release @ 9:12 PM :: 2069 Views :: Hawaii County , Homelessness, Drugs

... Vegetation around the property has been cleared and a perimeter fence has been constructed. However, several breaches of the newly installed fence have already occurred ....

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Tuesday, August 22, 2023
HHFDC: 900 Housing Options for Fire Victims
By News Release @ 11:51 PM :: 1779 Views :: Maui County, Homelessness

... HHFDC housing referral program ends first week with 900-plus dwelling options for displaced Maui residents; Governor Green urges more property owners to participate ....

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Tuesday, August 22, 2023
ACLU Demands Injunction to Protect Massive Festering Homeless Tent Cities
By News Release @ 3:21 PM :: 2328 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

... the homeless are sacred cows ....

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Saturday, August 5, 2023
Fence to keep Homeless Drug Addicts and Criminals out of Uncle Billy's
By News Release @ 4:32 AM :: 2629 Views :: Hawaii County , Homelessness, Tourism

... While the Emergency Proclamation issued by Governor Josh Green, M.D., on July 18, removes and/or expedites some of the  regulatory processes associated with a project of this magnitude it does not exempt a demolition contractor from securing material disposal certificates and other regulatory permits. A demolisher has not been chosen yet through the established procurement process. ...

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Thursday, August 3, 2023
Queens Hospital Bum Flop Stays Full
By News Release @ 1:38 PM :: 2751 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness

... 15 patients come off the homeless merry go round for a while ....

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Thursday, July 27, 2023
ACLU Lawsuit Seeks to Protect Massive Festering Homeless Tent Cities
By News Release @ 3:42 AM :: 2646 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

... asks the court to stop the City’s targeted enforcement actions—including sweeps, citations, and arrests—that disrupt and disenfranchise houseless people, unless and until there is adequate shelter ....

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Wednesday, July 19, 2023
Green Emergency Order: Sweep Homeless Drug Addicts out of Uncle Billy's and Demolish Hotel
By News Release @ 3:52 AM :: 2640 Views :: Hawaii County , Homelessness, Tourism, Drugs

... The Hawaii Police Department has responded to 6,479 calls for service/incidents in the area from September, 2018, to April, 2023, with an estimated cost for responding to these calls ranges from $319,000 to $459,000 ....

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Tuesday, July 18, 2023
Green Signs Emergency Proclamation on Housing
By News Release @ 3:41 AM :: 2450 Views :: Development, Homelessness, Land Use

...“This emergency proclamation is one of the largest state-level housing actions anywhere in the country in years, if not decades," said Senator Stanley Chang, chair of the Senate Committee on Housing....

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Monday, July 17, 2023
After Ulehawa Beach Murder, Waianae Reps Demand Immediate Homeless Sweep
By News Release @ 8:40 PM :: 2158 Views :: Homelessness

"...It is crucial for the well-being and security of Leeward Coast residents that this area remains cleared and safe...."

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Sunday, July 9, 2023
New law could help resolve Maui’s axis deer problem
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:08 PM :: 2065 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Homelessness

... venison for the homeless ....

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Friday, July 7, 2023
Homeless Medical Respite Fills up in One Month
By News Release @ 4:52 AM :: 1779 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care, Homelessness

... 13 total intakes, 3 patient discharges, and a total of 189 unduplicated shower uses from members of the surrounding community during the first month of project operation ....

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Thursday, June 22, 2023
Green Pours Millions into Housing
By Selected News Articles @ 4:33 PM :: 2292 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Homelessness, Cost of Living

... "We are working with our colleagues, possibly in the next couple of weeks, you will see this housing declaration of emergency, similarly to address some of the bottlenecks on housing," Green said. ....

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Monday, June 12, 2023
Homeless Shut Down Diamond Head State Park
By News Release @ 12:33 AM :: 2669 Views :: Homelessness, Tourism

... DLNR removed a water hose being used to siphon water into an encampment of meth addicts on the lower slopes of Diamond Head ....

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Saturday, May 27, 2023
Green Opens First Homeless 'Kauhale'
By News Release @ 4:24 AM :: 3092 Views :: Homelessness

... The 10-unit village is being constructed by nonprofit HomeAid Hawaii in the mauka-most section of the Department of Health parking lot, will be completely fenced and will have 24-hour private security ....

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Thursday, May 11, 2023
Oahu Homeless PIT Count--59% Unsheltered
By News Release @ 11:27 PM :: 2256 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

... 4,028 people experiencing homelessness on O‘ahu on the night of January 22, 2023 ....

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Friday, April 28, 2023
VIDEO: Rep Elijah Pierick Responds to Drag Queen Story Hour
By Video @ 2:59 AM :: 3107 Views :: Family, Homelessness

... set for Saturday at Aala Park ....

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Thursday, April 27, 2023
‘Drag Mother and Daughter Duo’ to Star at Aala Park Drag Queen Story Hour for Homeless Children
By News Release @ 9:59 PM :: 3464 Views :: Family, Homelessness

... drag queens may experience difficulty when reaching out to vulnerable children in the projects ....

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Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Point-in-Time 2023: Homelessness Up Sharply in Hawaii, Kauai Counties
By News Release @ 5:35 PM :: 3065 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

... Hawai`i and Kaua`i counties realized 20 and 10 percent increases respectively in total homelessness driven largely by increases in unsheltered homelessness, while Maui declined five percent overall ....

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Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Reimagining Tourism: DLNR Police Sweep Bums out of Uncle Billy's Hotel--Again
By News Release @ 5:52 PM :: 1912 Views :: Hawaii County , Homelessness

... DLNR pays $9000/mo for ‘security’ at Uncle Billy’s and somehow can’t keep the bums out.  Obviously this raid is timed to support the DLNR’s request for $12.5M to demolish Uncle Billy’s.  First Rule of Bureaucracy: “Maintain the problem” ....

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Saturday, March 11, 2023
Supreme Court Says 'No' to Homeless Camps on Ag Land
By News Release @ 1:11 AM :: 2267 Views :: Agriculture, Homelessness, Land Use

... Hawaiʻi law expressly excludes overnight camps from the definition of permitted uses on Class A and B agricultural lands ....

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Friday, February 10, 2023
Hawaii: Third Highest Proportion of Unsheltered Homeless
By Selected News Articles @ 11:48 AM :: 3037 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

... 62.7% of Hawaii homeless are unsheltered .... 

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Sunday, January 29, 2023
Don't let emergency orders become the norm
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:33 PM :: 1037 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Homelessness

... bureaucracy and red tape have become a major barrier to affordable housing in Hawaii ....

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Saturday, January 28, 2023
Green Signs Homeless Emergency Proclamation--Amends it Three Days Later
By News Release @ 8:00 PM :: 2644 Views :: Homelessness

"...We amended our homelessness emergency proclamation to reflect guardrails that will ensure we don’t have to choose between our kuleana to culture and land...."

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Thursday, January 26, 2023
Full Text: 2023 State of the Judiciary Address
By News Release @ 2:46 AM :: 1852 Views :: Homelessness, Judiciary, Drugs

"We implement programs to address the root causes of recidivism . . . such as drug use and mental illness . . . and to respond to other urgent community needs. We embrace this expanded role.”

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Thursday, January 12, 2023
City accepting resumes for Executive Director, Office of Housing and Homelessness
By News Release @ 3:13 AM :: 1668 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

... HOU is responsible for coordinating and directing the development, preparation, and implementation of plans and programs relating to affordable housing and homelessness ....

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Monday, December 5, 2022
Green: My Inauguration Unites State as One
By News Release @ 6:22 PM :: 2441 Views :: DHHL, Hawaii State Government, Homelessness

... Governor Green recently announced the appointments of key cabinet and executive staff leadership roles, signaling the most expeditious assembling of a gubernatorial administration in the state’s history (behind a Carpenters Union chief of Staff) ....

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Saturday, November 19, 2022
DLNR Sweeps 'til Na Pali Coast 'devoid of craziness and trash'
By News Release @ 4:30 AM :: 2435 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Homelessness

... In October a team hauled out 820-pounds of rubbish in three helicopter sling loads ....

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Sunday, October 23, 2022
Green announces plan to address homelessness
By News Release @ 8:52 PM :: 2143 Views :: Homelessness

... kauhale communities are already thriving in Waianae and Waimanalo, with the ten more intended for Oahu ....

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