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Hawaii Homelessness

More Sit-Lie Bans Advance In Honolulu City Council Cory Lum/Civil Beat

More Sit-Lie Bans Advance In Honolulu City Council

Councilman Brandon Elefante continues to oppose the idea of moving homeless people around by making it illegal to sit or lie down on some city streets.

State Says Number Of Available Shelter Beds Will Go Up In 2017 Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

State Says Number Of Available Shelter Beds Will Go Up In 2017

Hawaii nonprofits also promise to double the number of homeless people who enter permanent housing.

Homeless Count Volunteers Sought PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Homeless Count Volunteers Sought

Organizers are gearing up for the annual count of homeless people, but they are facing a serious shortage of volunteers.

Denby Fawcett: Diamond Head Slopes Are Absolutely Trashed Division of State Parks

Denby Fawcett: Diamond Head Slopes Are Absolutely Trashed

New photos from the state depict the squalid conditions encountered in homeless encampments during recent sweeps.

Denby Fawcett: Advice For The Next Mayor On Homelessness Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Advice For The Next Mayor On Homelessness

People who are actually helping Honolulu's homeless population have a few ideas for Kirk Caldwell or Charles Djou.
Lawsuit Against Homeless Sweeps Could Cost Taxpayers $1M Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawsuit Against Homeless Sweeps Could Cost Taxpayers $1M

The city agreed to stop destroying homeless peoples’ belongings during sweeps but not before the legal fees piled up.

A Full-Year Homeless Emergency Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A Full-Year Homeless Emergency

Gov. David Ige signed a supplemental proclamation to extend the state of emergency for two more months.
Lawsuit Over Homeless Sweeps A Step Closer To Settlement Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawsuit Over Homeless Sweeps A Step Closer To Settlement

In the proposed deal, the city agrees to pay $48,500 to 21 plaintiffs whose property was destroyed.
Ige Looks To Reduce Unsheltered Homeless To ‘Functional Zero’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Looks To Reduce Unsheltered Homeless To ‘Functional Zero’

The Hawaii governor unveils a four-year plan that calls for building 10,000 affordable housing units.
Hawaii’s Homeless Population Still On The Rise Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Homeless Population Still On The Rise

The annual “point in time” count finds a modest increase despite the concerted efforts of the state and its counties.

Homeless Emergency Extended, Again Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Homeless Emergency Extended, Again

Gov. Ige has signed a fifth supplemental proclamation on homelessness, meaning conditions remain in effect until August.

Carlisle Wants To Be Mayor Of Honolulu, Again Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Carlisle Wants To Be Mayor Of Honolulu, Again

UPDATED: The former chief executive of the city and county is running on a platform that makes rail and leadership his top priorities.
Hawaii Homelessness