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OHA awards $40K grant to group helping homeless

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 09:31 a.m. HST, May 10, 2013



The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is awarding a nonprofit organization a $40,000 grant to help Native Hawaiian families with children move into housing.

OHA is giving the money to Family Promise of Hawaii.

Family Promise of Hawaii Executive Director Mary Saunders said in a statement Thursday the money will help about 60 Native Hawaiians in the program each year move into housing.

Family Promise engages a network of congregations across Oahu to rotate as hosts for homeless families. The nonprofit says more than 80 percent of participants usually transition to housing in three to four months.

There are 182 Family Promise affiliates in 41 states. The Hawaii affiliate is one of the fastest growing.







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Maneki_Neko wrote:
According the City, $40k isn't enough money to help even one person for one year. For a multi-billion entity, this is petty cash. Better than nothing and thanks for the effort but....how about a real effort to help homeless Hawaiian people?
on May 10,2013 | 10:38AM
Anonymous wrote:
Not even enough $ for the directors to do a "survey".
on May 11,2013 | 07:02AM
DiverDave wrote:
Yet another wasteful raced based Polynesian-Hawaiian only program. With well over 800 Polynesian-Hawaiian programs already that are not working what is this program really going to help?
on May 11,2013 | 11:52AM
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