Civil Beat Reporting Fellow

Natanya Friedheim

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.

Outreach Workers Who Aid The Homeless Often Need Help Themselves Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Outreach Workers Who Aid The Homeless Often Need Help Themselves

Many outreach workers make salaries that qualify them as “very low income” in Honolulu.

State Pays To Keep Kona ‘Safe Zone’ Open For Homeless Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Pays To Keep Kona ‘Safe Zone’ Open For Homeless

Rep. Cedric Gates says he’ll introduce a measure next session to create similar legal encampments on Oahu.

Ala Moana High Rise Developer Removes ‘Poor Door’ From Proposal City and County of Honolulu

Ala Moana High Rise Developer Removes ‘Poor Door’ From Proposal

The plan to create separate entrances for low-income residents was opposed by affordable housing advocates.

This Court Offers The Homeless A Fresh Start Instead Of Punishment Cory Lum/Civil Beat

This Court Offers The Homeless A Fresh Start Instead Of Punishment

Community Outreach Court doles out community service and uses social workers to help defendants get off the streets.

One Ala Moana Condo Development Approved And Another In The Pipeline Natanya Friedheim / Civil Beat

One Ala Moana Condo Development Approved And Another In The Pipeline

Developer Jay Fang wins approval for his 26-story tower despite some rocky moments at Wednesday’s City Council meeting.

Council Gives Preliminary OK To Changing How Police Panel Selected Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Council Gives Preliminary OK To Changing How Police Panel Selected

The resolution would allow the City Council to select three members of the seven-member commission.

Proposed High Rise With ‘Poor Door’ Stalls At City Council Cory Lum/CIvil Beat

Proposed High Rise With ‘Poor Door’ Stalls At City Council

Councilwoman Kymberly Pine said the developer needs to address concerns about a planned separate entrance to the lower-cost rental units.