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Sterling Higa: Learning From San Francisco’s Efforts To Help The Homeless Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Sterling Higa: Learning From San Francisco’s Efforts To Help The Homeless

Like Honolulu, San Francisco has struggled to provide public toilets, showers and hygiene centers. A public-private partnership there made the problem worse.

Formerly Homeless Now In Charge Of $3.8M Grant To Help Kids Still On The Streets Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Formerly Homeless Now In Charge Of $3.8M Grant To Help Kids Still On The Streets

A federal youth homelessness project in Honolulu is being guided by nine young people who know the issue first-hand.

Denby Fawcett: Moving The Homeless Away From Diamond Head Cliffs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Moving The Homeless Away From Diamond Head Cliffs

Surfers have joined with a City Council member, the Surfrider Foundation and the local neighborhood board to help clean and patrol the popular surfing area.

Danny De Gracia: Growing Homeless Population Demands Our Attention Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Growing Homeless Population Demands Our Attention

Homelessness needs to be a top priority of candidates in Honolulu’s mayoral race in the coming year.

Homeless Advocates Test Hawaii’s New Forced-Treatment Law Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Homeless Advocates Test Hawaii’s New Forced-Treatment Law

Some 30% of Hawaii’s homeless suffer from a serious mental illness.

Honolulu Invests $500,000 To Reach Hardest-To-Serve Homeless People Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat

Honolulu Invests $500,000 To Reach Hardest-To-Serve Homeless People

The mayor is hoping state and federal agencies will help fund the effort to help homeless people, whether they want it or not.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Time To Force Some Homeless People Into Treatment Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Time To Force Some Homeless People Into Treatment

It’s not humane to make the mentally ill and drug addicts suffer on the streets, and it’s not fair to allow their presence to endanger the rest of us.

The Only Way To Save This Popular Oahu Park May Be To Close It At Night

The Only Way To Save This Popular Oahu Park May Be To Close It At Night

Oneula Beach Park in Ewa Beach, a popular spot for local fishermen, is the last park on the island that is still open all night.

Honolulu City Council Approves $23 Million To Aid The Homeless Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu City Council Approves $23 Million To Aid The Homeless

Each of the nine council districts will receive an equal share of the money to fund projects in their own communities.

Project To Help Homeless Imperiled By Major Donor’s Bankruptcy Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Project To Help Homeless Imperiled By Major Donor’s Bankruptcy

Blake Tek Yoon, whose criminal past stirred skepticism about his plans, had announced he would sell his Kahala home and donate the proceeds. Now the money seems to be going to creditors.