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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.

Lawsuit Challenges Maui County Homeless Sweep Ludwig Laab/Civil Beat/2021

Lawsuit Challenges Maui County Homeless Sweep

The county said it would make shelter beds available prior to moving homeless people from the area in September but the lawsuit says adequate space was not provided.

‘When We’re Full, We’re Full’: Oahu Homeless Shelters Struggle With High Demand Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

‘When We’re Full, We’re Full’: Oahu Homeless Shelters Struggle With High Demand

Shelters have reduced capacity and implemented Covid-19 vaccine or testing mandates to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

How Do You Build A Community From Scratch? This Homeless Advocate Is Trying Jessica Terrell/Civil Beat/2021

How Do You Build A Community From Scratch? This Homeless Advocate Is Trying

The homeless community that has long occupied space next to the Waianae Boat Harbor has big plans to move to permanent homes at a new site.

Homeless Sweeps Or Sanitation Activities? Advocates Say There’s No Difference Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Homeless Sweeps Or Sanitation Activities? Advocates Say There’s No Difference

Honolulu’s mayor promised to end sweeps of homeless encampments, but his administration says it still needs to clear the “sidewalks, streets and parks.”

The Heat Is Especially Dangerous For Honolulu’s Homeless Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

The Heat Is Especially Dangerous For Honolulu’s Homeless

Honolulu wants to plant 100,000 trees in the next few years to help provide shelter from rising temperatures and a growing urban heat island.

A Kauai Family Gave Homeless People A Place To Live. Now They All Face Eviction Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat/2021

A Kauai Family Gave Homeless People A Place To Live. Now They All Face Eviction

Marcia and Buna Leialoha felt they had no choice but to offer homes to those evicted from a nearby temporary homeless camp, but their landlord thinks otherwise.

How Local Opposition Is Derailing Efforts To Develop Homeless And Housing Facilities Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

How Local Opposition Is Derailing Efforts To Develop Homeless And Housing Facilities

Projects aiming to provide housing or services to low-income residents are meeting resistance from communities that don’t want them in their neighborhoods.

Honolulu Plans To Increase Police Patrols To Improve Safety In Chinatown Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Honolulu Plans To Increase Police Patrols To Improve Safety In Chinatown

The plan is to provide around-the-clock police coverage in the downtown district, but Mayor Rick Blangiardi’s administration gave few details.

Denby Fawcett: Honolulu Is Seeking A New Way To Address The Growing Homeless Problem Courtesy: Department of Parks and Recreation

Denby Fawcett: Honolulu Is Seeking A New Way To Address The Growing Homeless Problem

Mayor Rick Blangiardi’s housing chief says focus will be on trust and sanitation, not sweeps of illegal camps.