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First Fear, Then Hope For The Harbor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

First Fear, Then Hope For The Harbor

People living in Hawaii’s largest homeless encampment were afraid of a sweep last week, but an outpouring of community support is giving them hope for some very different kinds of change.

No Sweep Of The Harbor Planned, Says State Homeless Coordinator Cory Lum/Civil Beat

No Sweep Of The Harbor Planned, Says State Homeless Coordinator

Rumors are swirling, but Scott Morishige says any action on the state-owned land in Waianae would be based on input from the community and service providers.
‘Where’s Everybody Going To Go?’ Civil Beat

‘Where’s Everybody Going To Go?’

State and city officials are stepping up efforts to solve Hawaii's homeless crisis. The future of The Harbor is clearly on the table.
Ben: ‘It’s Not Really That Bad’

Ben: ‘It’s Not Really That Bad’

Ben Susa would like to leave The Harbor. But not without his loyal dog, Spice.
Charlene: Getting By One Day At A Time Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Charlene: Getting By One Day At A Time

Charlene and her mother became homeless a few years ago after her grandmother died and they lost their house.
Kids In The Harbor: Lessons From The Edge Of Life Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kids In The Harbor: Lessons From The Edge Of Life

Learning to survive in The Harbor involves a kind of independence and resourcefulness that mainstream children aren't exposed to.
Hannah: ‘I Know They Need Help’ Cory Lum/CIvil Beat

Hannah: ‘I Know They Need Help’

Hannah has other places she could move to. She stays in The Harbor because she wants to make sure the rest of her family is OK.
The Shepherd Of The Harbor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Shepherd Of The Harbor

Twinkle Borge rules the Waianae homeless camp with a strength and compassion that comes from her long experience with homelessness.
Houseless Not Homeless: It’s All About The Choices You Make Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Houseless Not Homeless: It’s All About The Choices You Make

The truth is that people who are so inclined will make a home wherever they live. And some will even build a community.