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Islandwide Homeless Restrictions Approved — But Are They Legal? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Islandwide Homeless Restrictions Approved — But Are They Legal?

A recent federal court ruling has some cities pulling back their bans on homeless people camping in public places.

The State Should Support Waianae’s Existing ‘Ohana Zone’ Facebook: Pu'uhonua o Wai'anae

The State Should Support Waianae’s Existing ‘Ohana Zone’

A well-established homeless camp on the Leeward Coast easily qualifies for a share of the money set aside by the Legislature for safe zones.

This Waianae Homeless Camp Is Going Legit Courtesy of Puuhonua O Waianae

This Waianae Homeless Camp Is Going Legit

Residents, who fought off state plans to sweep the camp at the Waianae Boat Harbor, want to create a new self-made village for up to 300 homeless people.

Cops and Social Workers Join Forces To Get Homeless Help — And Off The Street Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Cops and Social Workers Join Forces To Get Homeless Help — And Off The Street

But low-level offenders, who were supposed to get services instead of jail time, still aren’t eligible for the new program.

Chaminade Students Help Design Center for Homeless Courtesy of Nicolle Soriano

Chaminade Students Help Design Center for Homeless

ALEA Bridge hopes to break ground in November for a 12- to 16-unit transitional housing development in Wahiawa.

Denby Fawcett: This Psychiatrist Takes His Practice To The Streets Courtesy oF Chad Koyanagi

Denby Fawcett: This Psychiatrist Takes His Practice To The Streets

A Honolulu doctor has spent years caring for mentally ill people who are homeless, trying to earn their trust and overcome their resistance to getting care.

Neal Milner: Stop Talking About The Homeless As If They’re Not Like Us Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: Stop Talking About The Homeless As If They’re Not Like Us

Sweeps and bans and even safe zones do nothing to bring “deviant” homeless people back into the norms of our existence.

Hawaii Homeless Numbers Drop By 10 Percent Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Homeless Numbers Drop By 10 Percent

The latest “point in time” count also shows an almost 9.4 percent drop on Oahu.

Chad Blair: The Most Progressive Legislative Session In A Long Time Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: The Most Progressive Legislative Session In A Long Time

From approving medical aid in dying to banning certain sunscreens and pesticide chemicals, legislators passed bills they only thought about in years past.

Hawaii Lawmakers Want To Spend $30M On Legal Homeless Encampments Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmakers Want To Spend $30M On Legal Homeless Encampments

Three “ohana zones” would be built on Oahu, and one each on Maui, Kauai and the Big Island.

Caldwell Wants A Sidewalk Sit-Lie Ban Everywhere On Oahu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell Wants A Sidewalk Sit-Lie Ban Everywhere On Oahu

If it’s approved, the proposal to move more homeless people out of public spaces could face a legal challenge.

A Family Struggles To Understand The Death Of Their Homeless Son Contributed by Erica Woods

A Family Struggles To Understand The Death Of Their Homeless Son

Bryan McKay Moorefield led a seemingly carefree life in Waikiki, but was searching for a way off the streets at the time of his death.

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