Civil Beat Reporting Fellow

Natanya Friedheim

Areas Around Schools And Libraries May Be Next For Sit-Lie Ban Natanya Friedheim/ Civil Beat

Areas Around Schools And Libraries May Be Next For Sit-Lie Ban

The Honolulu City Council approved a bill to prohibit lying down at bus stops, but postponed action on schools and libraries.

‘Safe Zones’ For Homeless A Hot Topic At Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

‘Safe Zones’ For Homeless A Hot Topic At Legislature

Meanwhile, advocates for the homeless want more money for programs that place people in permanent housing. 

City Stuck With Abandoned Cars Registered To Service Members Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

City Stuck With Abandoned Cars Registered To Service Members

Honolulu has been storing them in golf course parking lots because federal law prohibits them from being auctioned off.
Awkward And Rewarding Task Of Surveying Homeless Begins Natanya Friedheim/ Civil Beat

Awkward And Rewarding Task Of Surveying Homeless Begins

Volunteers around the islands ask personal questions of homeless people for the annual point-in-time count.
Dozens Of Hawaii’s Mentally Ill May Lose Their Homes Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Dozens Of Hawaii’s Mentally Ill May Lose Their Homes

The state looks to stop subsidies to people who already have received them for much longer than the intended two years.
Legislators Push To Create More ‘Safe Zones’ For The Homeless Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Legislators Push To Create More ‘Safe Zones’ For The Homeless

But critics of legal homeless encampments say the state should emphasize finding permanent housing for people.
Why Oahu’s Rural Homeless Have Often Been Undercounted Natanya Friedheim/ Civil Beat

Why Oahu’s Rural Homeless Have Often Been Undercounted

Getting a more accurate picture of the homeless population in remote areas is essential to providing services.
Why Isn’t Honolulu Helping Businesses Hurt By Rail Construction? Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Why Isn’t Honolulu Helping Businesses Hurt By Rail Construction?

The City Council passed two measures to aid businesses along the rail line but never provided any money.

Honolulu Police Try Building More Trust With The Homeless Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Try Building More Trust With The Homeless

In a new program, officers work with outreach workers to help steer the homeless to services rather than just write tickets.