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Homeless problem 'not worsening'

A study finds fewer people are seeking help from service agencies and that more are finding permanent housing


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 12, 2013

~~<p>In the past three years, the total number of homeless residents in Hawaii seeking help from publicly funded services has dropped slightly, indicating modest gains in the effort to curb homelessness across the state, a report released today shows.</p>
<p>The homeless families and individuals receiving that help are also logging shorter stays in shelters, and more of them are eventually finding permanent housing, according to the joint study by the University of Hawaii at Manoa and state Department of Human Services called the &quot;Homeless Service Utilization Report: Hawaii 2013.&quot;</p>
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In the past three years, the total number of homeless residents in Hawaii seeking help from publicly funded services has dropped slightly, indicating modest gains in the effort to curb homelessness across the state, a report released today shows.

The homeless families and individuals receiving that help are also logging shorter stays in shelters, and more of them are eventually finding permanent housing, according to the joint study by the University of Hawaii at Manoa and state Department of Human Services called the "Homeless Service Utilization Report: Hawaii 2013." Login for more...



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