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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.

Waianae Harbor Homeless Say They’ve Lined Up Land For Future Village Courtesy of Puuhonua O Waianae

Waianae Harbor Homeless Say They’ve Lined Up Land For Future Village

A longtime homeless community has spent years fending off “sweeps” by the state. Now it’s planning a move to a permanent home.

Oahu’s Annual Homeless Count Gets Digital Upgrade Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat

Oahu’s Annual Homeless Count Gets Digital Upgrade

New technology will aid volunteers in mapping the locations of the island’s homeless population.

Diversion Program For The Homeless Finds Measured Success Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Diversion Program For The Homeless Finds Measured Success

Three dozen participants in Honolulu’s fledgling Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion Program reduced their emergency room visits, interactions with police and nights spent unsheltered.

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.

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.

New Psychiatric Beds Could Close Costly Gap In Health Care Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Psychiatric Beds Could Close Costly Gap In Health Care

The project is part of a larger statewide initiative to expand the state health care system to better support people struggling with mental illness, drug addiction or homelessness.

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