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Denby Fawcett: Hostile Design Won’t Stop Homelessness. It Just Makes Us All Uncomfortable Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat/2022

Denby Fawcett: Hostile Design Won’t Stop Homelessness. It Just Makes Us All Uncomfortable

Honolulu recently replaced many old-fashioned park benches along the Ala Wai Canal with green metal seats capable of holding only two people.

Danny De Gracia: It’s Time To Have Uncomfortable Conversations About Homelessness Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Danny De Gracia: It’s Time To Have Uncomfortable Conversations About Homelessness

We need to look at structures, systems and big pictures in approaching our solutions to Hawaii.

Homeward Bound: Hawaii Program Flies Homeless People To The Mainland David Croxford/Civil Beat/2022

Homeward Bound: Hawaii Program Flies Homeless People To The Mainland

The Institute for Human Services’ relocation program has served nearly 600 people experiencing homelessness on Oahu since 2015.

Josh Green Names Longtime Advocate To Be New Hawaii Housing Chief Cassie Ordonio/Civil Beat/2022

Josh Green Names Longtime Advocate To Be New Hawaii Housing Chief

Two nonprofit groups also announced they received $7.5 million to fight family homelessness from a fund set up by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

Lack Of Shelter Space Poses A Challenge For Oahu’s Newest Homeless Program Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Lack Of Shelter Space Poses A Challenge For Oahu’s Newest Homeless Program

CORE’s main goal is to get people off the street, but it also helps them with medical care and social services.

How Homeless People Have Weathered The Pandemic In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

How Homeless People Have Weathered The Pandemic In Hawaii

Data collected from Hawaii and several other states shows that Covid-19 spread more slowly among homeless people compared with the general population.

More Help Is Coming For Hawaii’s Homeless Youth Megan Tagami/Civil Beat/2022

More Help Is Coming For Hawaii’s Homeless Youth

Act 130, recently signed into law, establishes the Safe Spaces for Youth Pilot Program under the Department of Human Services.

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.