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Denby Fawcett: Give Us Back Our Parks Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Give Us Back Our Parks

Gov. David Ige says he hopes to create a new sheriff’s unit to consistently enforce trespass laws while helping link people to social services.

Hawaii Officials To The Homeless: Go Away Natanya Freidheim/Civil Beat

Hawaii Officials To The Homeless: Go Away

An islandwide ban on sitting or lying on public sidewalks is among a slew of new bills aimed at moving homeless people out of public places.

Kakaako Parks Will Temporarily Close To Clear Homeless Camps Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kakaako Parks Will Temporarily Close To Clear Homeless Camps

After dog bites, fires and vandalism, the Hawaii Community Development Authority cites safety concerns.

New Honolulu Housing Aims To Help Artists ArtSpace

New Honolulu Housing Aims To Help Artists

A publicly funded affordable housing complex in Kakaako will offer low-cost units to artists.

Once The ‘Wild West’ Of The City, Kakaako Is Trying To Settle Down Noelle Fujii/Civil Beat

Once The ‘Wild West’ Of The City, Kakaako Is Trying To Settle Down

Popular with young professionals who see it as hip and up-and-coming, the neighborhood’s transition has come with growing pains.

In Kakaako Parks, State Wades Into Thorny Issue of Property Confiscation Cory Lum/Civil Beat

In Kakaako Parks, State Wades Into Thorny Issue of Property Confiscation

Homeless encampments grew to about 180 people as the state created the rules for what do with their property when it clears them out. And those rules are already under fire.

HCDA Director To Leave Agency

HCDA Director To Leave Agency

Hawaii Community Development Authority director Anthony Ching is retiring at the end of the year.
City Council Loosens Ohana Unit Rules to Boost Rental Housing Stock Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Council Loosens Ohana Unit Rules to Boost Rental Housing Stock

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is expected to unveil his final housing strategy this month after a year of analysis.
HCDA Hears Tenant Concerns About the Homeless in Kakaako Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HCDA Hears Tenant Concerns About the Homeless in Kakaako

Agency’s board discusses the problem for the first time, but doesn’t come up with any specifics for how to deal with it.

Ige Appoints Bassett to Fill Cultural Specialist Seat on HCDA Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Appoints Bassett to Fill Cultural Specialist Seat on HCDA

Governor also appoints Waterhouse to serve as at-large member on Hawaii Community Development Authority.
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