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Is Honolulu’s Chinatown On The Brink Of A Turnaround? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Is Honolulu’s Chinatown On The Brink Of A Turnaround?

Residents say new city programs and the dispersal of River of Life’s meal distributions are bringing peace and safety back to a historic neighborhood.

Number Of Homeless People Counted In Oahu Survey Drops 11% Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Number Of Homeless People Counted In Oahu Survey Drops 11%

Oahu’s homeless population includes 55 adults who said they are on the Hawaiian Homelands waitlist, the survey found.

Homeless Survey Reveals Pandemic Effects On Neighbor Islands Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat/2021

Homeless Survey Reveals Pandemic Effects On Neighbor Islands

The 2022 point-in-time count shows a decrease in homelessness on Maui, while the Big Island and Kauai saw an uptick in people living on the streets or in shelters.

Three Honolulu Homeless Shelters Are Closing, Leaving Clients With Uncertainty Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Three Honolulu Homeless Shelters Are Closing, Leaving Clients With Uncertainty

The service providers are vacating their current locations in Chinatown and Kakaako without a plan for where to go next. 

Denby Fawcett: Business Owners Face Special Challenges Posed By The Homeless Crisis Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Denby Fawcett: Business Owners Face Special Challenges Posed By The Homeless Crisis

A group of Chinatown business advocates took action to address the problem in their community.

A Pilot Program To Help Homeless People In Hawaii May Get Permanent Status Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

A Pilot Program To Help Homeless People In Hawaii May Get Permanent Status

Hawaii legislators are weighing two bills that would extend the Ohana Zones program, which is otherwise due to expire next year.

Denby Fawcett: River Of Life Mission Is Leaving Chinatown Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Denby Fawcett: River Of Life Mission Is Leaving Chinatown

Critics call it a significant development that will reduce homelessness and crime in the area.

 

Denby Fawcett: Is Everything Fair Game Now For Vandals In Chinatown? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Denby Fawcett: Is Everything Fair Game Now For Vandals In Chinatown?

Broken windows at the police station and many Chinatown businesses signal increasing disorder in the historic downtown neighborhood.

Proposals To Help Hawaii’s Homeless Population Taking Shape At Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Proposals To Help Hawaii’s Homeless Population Taking Shape At Legislature

Service providers hope more money in the state budget this coming year will mean new and expanded programs.

A New Program To Help Homeless People On Oahu Is Off To A Slow Start Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

A New Program To Help Homeless People On Oahu Is Off To A Slow Start

The CORE program has hired 15 people since starting operations in mid-October and has had to scale back plans to rely mostly on community health workers.