A Civil Beat analysis of court data on HPD’s pandemic enforcement shows homeless people account for nearly 25% of pandemic violations despite making up less than 1% of the population.
When police and social services agencies couldn’t help, this small band of neighbors took matters into their own hands. And it worked.
As Hawaii’s statewide homelessness numbers start to dip, a former federal official tells lawmakers to keep doing what they’re doing.
The problem is concentrated on Oahu where the unsheltered population has been growing for a decade.
Lt. Gov. Josh Green called for the immediate halt of sweeps, but Honolulu says it will continue pushing homeless people out of public areas.
As housing costs rise, renters have to cut bigger and bigger checks just to get in the door.