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Hawaii Is No Longer No. 1 For Homelessness. New York Is Worse Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Is No Longer No. 1 For Homelessness. New York Is Worse

The problem is concentrated on Oahu where the unsheltered population has been growing for a decade.

Neal Milner: Life Lessons From A New York City Coffee Shop Getty Images/iStockphoto

Neal Milner: Life Lessons From A New York City Coffee Shop

Diversity can be defined as everyday people from different walks of life helping each other, even a drunk homeless man.

Honolulu Homeless Sweeps Will Continue Despite Supreme Court Decision Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Homeless Sweeps Will Continue Despite Supreme Court Decision

Lt. Gov. Josh Green called for the immediate halt of sweeps, but Honolulu says it will continue pushing homeless people out of public areas.

Security Deposits Put Housing Out Of Reach For Some In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Security Deposits Put Housing Out Of Reach For Some In Hawaii

As housing costs rise, renters have to cut bigger and bigger checks just to get in the door.

Denby Fawcett: He Has Taught Us Invaluable Lessons In Homelessness 101 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: He Has Taught Us Invaluable Lessons In Homelessness 101

Departing IHS spokesman Kimo Carvalho has shined a bright light on the complexities of homelessness in Hawaii.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Let’s Help Waianae ‘Houseless’ Help Themselves Courtesy of Puuhonua O Waianae

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Let’s Help Waianae ‘Houseless’ Help Themselves

The homeless encampment at Waianae Boat Harbor has a plan to build a permanent community and they deserve support from the more fortunate.

Waianae Harbor Homeless Say They’ve Lined Up Land For Future Village Courtesy of Puuhonua O Waianae

Waianae Harbor Homeless Say They’ve Lined Up Land For Future Village

A longtime homeless community has spent years fending off “sweeps” by the state. Now it’s planning a move to a permanent home.

Oahu’s Annual Homeless Count Gets Digital Upgrade Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat

Oahu’s Annual Homeless Count Gets Digital Upgrade

New technology will aid volunteers in mapping the locations of the island’s homeless population.

Diversion Program For The Homeless Finds Measured Success Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Diversion Program For The Homeless Finds Measured Success

Three dozen participants in Honolulu’s fledgling Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion Program reduced their emergency room visits, interactions with police and nights spent unsheltered.

How To Remove Homeless People From A Park? Close It, Honolulu Says Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How To Remove Homeless People From A Park? Close It, Honolulu Says

Opponents of the city proposal say closing parks is not the answer when better enforcement and maintenance is needed.