Special Report

The Harbor

About the Series

Hawaii has the highest number of homeless people per-capita in the nation. We spent months inside a unique homeless “village” on Oahu’s west coast that more than 200 people have quietly turned into a home.
This Waianae Homeless Camp Is Not What You’d Expect Cory Lum/Civil Beat

This Waianae Homeless Camp Is Not What You’d Expect

For years, a “village” hidden in the woods of West Oahu has quietly been home to dozens of homeless families.

Houseless Not Homeless: It’s All About The Choices You Make Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Houseless Not Homeless: It’s All About The Choices You Make

The truth is that people who are so inclined will make a home wherever they live. And some will even build a community.
The Shepherd Of The Harbor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Shepherd Of The Harbor

Twinkle Borge rules the Waianae homeless camp with a strength and compassion that comes from her long experience with homelessness.
Kids In The Harbor: Lessons From The Edge Of Life Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kids In The Harbor: Lessons From The Edge Of Life

Learning to survive in The Harbor involves a kind of independence and resourcefulness that mainstream children aren't exposed to.
‘Where’s Everybody Going To Go?’ Civil Beat

‘Where’s Everybody Going To Go?’

State and city officials are stepping up efforts to solve Hawaii's homeless crisis. The future of The Harbor is clearly on the table.