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City Sweeps Another Stretch of Kakaako Homeless Encampment Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Sweeps Another Stretch of Kakaako Homeless Encampment

A day after the filing of an ACLU lawsuit to stop the practice, a maintenance crew disassembles and throws away most of what it finds.

Honolulu Plans Modular Housing in Waianae Google

Honolulu Plans Modular Housing in Waianae

The planned development for up to 90 people is geared toward homeless families.
Lawsuit Filed Over Seizure of Homeless People’s Property Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawsuit Filed Over Seizure of Homeless People’s Property

The ACLU claims Honolulu has violated the Constitution in its efforts to keep the homeless on the move.

Honolulu Plans Second Sweep in Kakaako Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Plans Second Sweep in Kakaako

Nine days after the first sweep in the area, city officials are planning to clear a second section of the Kakaako homeless encampment.
Is Help With the Rent an Answer to Homelessness? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Is Help With the Rent an Answer to Homelessness?

On Oahu, many families are homeless because they couldn’t pay the rent. Experts say rent subsidies are a cost-effective way to keep families off the streets.

Honolulu Launches First Phase of Homeless Enforcement in Kakaako Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Launches First Phase of Homeless Enforcement in Kakaako

By the time a maintenance crew showed up for the sweep, most people in the targeted area had already left.
How Do You House the Homeless When No One Wants Them Nearby? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Do You House the Homeless When No One Wants Them Nearby?

State officials want to install temporary shelters, but history has shown that it’s not so easy to convince the neighbors to support the idea.

Ige’s Team to Relocate All Homeless Families From Kakaako by the End of Year Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige’s Team to Relocate All Homeless Families From Kakaako by the End of Year

As the city gets ready to resume enforcement efforts in Kakaako, the governor's leadership team is prioritizing the effort to help homeless families in the area.
Caldwell: Honolulu to Resume ‘Phased Enforcement’ at Kakaako Encampment Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell: Honolulu to Resume ‘Phased Enforcement’ at Kakaako Encampment

The first action will come after Labor Day and is expected to displace about 25 people. Officials are looking to ensure they'll have shelter space to move into.