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Oahu Homeless Shelters Are Desperate For More Room As Virus Looms Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Oahu Homeless Shelters Are Desperate For More Room As Virus Looms

Honolulu’s hotels could house Oahu’s homeless population several times over, but officials have announced no concrete plans to expand the shelter system’s capacity.

Honolulu Steps Up Effort To Protect Homeless Population From Virus Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Honolulu Steps Up Effort To Protect Homeless Population From Virus

A new testing and quarantine center is slated to open Wednesday in Iwilei.

Honolulu Said It Would Reopen Public Bathrooms. It Hasn’t Christina Jedra/Civil Beat/2020

Honolulu Said It Would Reopen Public Bathrooms. It Hasn’t

The CDC says park bathrooms should be open 24 hours a day. Honolulu still isn’t following those guidelines.

Honolulu To Reopen Public Bathrooms, State Keeps Theirs Closed Christina Jedra/Civil Beat/2020

Honolulu To Reopen Public Bathrooms, State Keeps Theirs Closed

Bathrooms at state parks and harbors, which homeless people rely on, are closed.

Honolulu’s Spending On Homeless Stagnates Even As Problem Persists Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat

Honolulu’s Spending On Homeless Stagnates Even As Problem Persists

The city says it needs the state to expand mental and behavioral health services for the homeless population for more spending to do any good.

‘Borderline Criminal’: Honolulu Not Following CDC Advice For Homeless Christina Jedra/Civil Beat/2020

‘Borderline Criminal’: Honolulu Not Following CDC Advice For Homeless

When it comes to public bathrooms, Honolulu is doing the opposite of what the CDC advises.

Denby Fawcett: Clearing The Homeless Out Of Kuhio Beach Pavilions Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Clearing The Homeless Out Of Kuhio Beach Pavilions

The city wants to lease out all of the iconic pavilions to beach service vendors, although officials won’t say it’s to chase out the chronic homeless.

How These Makaha Neighbors Saved A County Park From Crime And Weeds Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2020

How These Makaha Neighbors Saved A County Park From Crime And Weeds

When police and social services agencies couldn’t help, this small band of neighbors took matters into their own hands. And it worked.

Oahu Is Overhauling How It Counts The Homeless Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Oahu Is Overhauling How It Counts The Homeless

Administrators of Oahu’s annual homeless count have struggled with inaccuracy and undercounting. Partners In Care’s new director is working to fix it.

Trump Blames States For Homeless. Don’t Take The Bait, Former Official Warns Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trump Blames States For Homeless. Don’t Take The Bait, Former Official Warns Hawaii

As Hawaii’s statewide homelessness numbers start to dip, a former federal official tells lawmakers to keep doing what they’re doing.