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OAHU'S HOMELESS CRISIS


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Bills aimed at clearing off sidewalks are OK'd by panel

The City Council advances the measures after hearing plans to establish a temporary shelter at Sand Island

By Gordon Y.K. Pang

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 29, 2014

~~<p>The city is negotiating with the state to use vacant property at Sand Island as a temporary site for Oahu's homeless individuals and families to set up tents and receive help from service providers, Caldwell administration officials told members of the City Council Zoning and Planning Committee Thursday.</p>
<p>The site would be open only until the city can provide more permanent housing options under its Housing First program, Managing Director Ember Shinn said, estimating that would take a year to 18 months.</p>
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The city is negotiating with the state to use vacant property at Sand Island as a temporary site for Oahu's homeless individuals and families to set up tents and receive help from service providers, Caldwell administration officials told members of the City Council Zoning and Planning Committee Thursday.

The site would be open only until the city can provide more permanent housing options under its Housing First program, Managing Director Ember Shinn said, estimating that would take a year to 18 months. Login for more...



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