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Hawaii Homelessness

Hawaii Increases Funding For Homeless Sweeps Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Increases Funding For Homeless Sweeps

The ACLU is alarmed that the state budgeted an extra $2 million to remove property instead of putting people into housing.

Honolulu Moving To Expand Crackdown On Homeless Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Moving To Expand Crackdown On Homeless

The city’s sit-lie ban could soon include streets around the Institute for Human Services, but shelters don’t have enough room for those living in encampments.

How These Makaha Neighbors Saved A County Park From Crime And Weeds Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

How These Makaha Neighbors Saved A County Park From Crime And Weeds

When police and social services agencies couldn’t help, this small band of neighbors took matters into their own hands. And it worked.

Oahu Is Overhauling How It Counts The Homeless Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Oahu Is Overhauling How It Counts The Homeless

Administrators of Oahu’s annual homeless count have struggled with inaccuracy and undercounting. Partners In Care’s new director is working to fix it.

Trump Blames States For Homeless. Don’t Take The Bait, Former Official Warns Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trump Blames States For Homeless. Don’t Take The Bait, Former Official Warns Hawaii

As Hawaii’s statewide homelessness numbers start to dip, a former federal official tells lawmakers to keep doing what they’re doing.

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.

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.

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