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Honolulu Gets $22.3 Million To Address Housing Impacts Of COVID-19 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Gets $22.3 Million To Address Housing Impacts Of COVID-19

Another round of federal funds is specifically aimed at meeting people’s housing needs.

Another Crackdown On Honolulu’s Homeless Has Legal Experts Crying Foul Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Another Crackdown On Honolulu’s Homeless Has Legal Experts Crying Foul

An expanded sit-lie ban won’t get more people into housing, law professors say, especially during the pandemic.

Honolulu Moving To Expand Crackdown On Homeless Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Honolulu Moving To Expand Crackdown On Homeless

The city’s sit-lie ban could soon include streets around the Institute for Human Services, but shelters don’t have enough room for those living in encampments.

Lawyers Demand Hawaii Island Stop Homeless Sweeps Christina Jedra/Civil Beat/2020

Lawyers Demand Hawaii Island Stop Homeless Sweeps

Civil Rights attorneys argue the sweeps are bad for public health and violate peoples’ rights.

Paused For Pandemic, Honolulu Homeless Sweeps To Resume Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Paused For Pandemic, Honolulu Homeless Sweeps To Resume

The city says it wants to help unsheltered homeless people to isolate themselves during the pandemic.

Coronavirus Site For Oahu’s Homeless Will Not Offer Testing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Coronavirus Site For Oahu’s Homeless Will Not Offer Testing

There is no widespread COVID-19 screening or testing of homeless people in Hawaii after a facility set up to help has backed off from part of its original mission.

Hawaii’s Not Ready For A Wave Of Evictions Caused By The Pandemic Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Not Ready For A Wave Of Evictions Caused By The Pandemic

Housing advocates are calling on Gov. David Ige to act now to stop a housing crisis. The governor has offered mixed messages.

Homeless Seniors On Hawaii Island Shelter At Holiday Inn Express Courtesy: HOPE Services

Homeless Seniors On Hawaii Island Shelter At Holiday Inn Express

Kupuna in need will receive shelter and meals during the coronavirus outbreak.

Nonprofit Plans To Stock Oahu Public Bathrooms During Pandemic Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Nonprofit Plans To Stock Oahu Public Bathrooms During Pandemic

The city declined to put soap in public restrooms, so one group is launching a collaborative solution.

New Honolulu Tent Program Will Allow Social Distancing For The Homeless Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

New Honolulu Tent Program Will Allow Social Distancing For The Homeless

The Keehi Lagoon Park site will be able to accommodate as many as 50 people and their pets. More sites are planned.