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Lease for successful homeless housing center is extended

• Updated on  June 18, 2018 at 9:52 pm
The city’s first homeless “navigation center” has taken in 616 people from the streets in three years of operation on Sand Island, and the state Board of Land and Natural Resources has extended a sweetheart lease of $1 a year for another four years, Gov. David Ige and Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced Monday. Read More

Organizers seek to extend homeless job training program

• Updated on  June 1, 2018 at 9:30 pm
Stephanie Burge had not had a job, let alone a job interview, in six years and had been living in one of America’s biggest homeless encampments near Kakaako Waterfront Park. Read More

Japanese tourists assaulted in Kakaako

• Updated on  June 1, 2018 at 10:04 pm
The Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu warned Japanese tourists about visiting Kakaako’s popular murals after a Japanese couple was attacked midday Monday in a bathroom at Mother Waldron Neighborhood Park. Read More

More homeless from Mother Waldron now in shelters

• Updated on  May 31, 2018 at 12:55 am
The city, state and social service outreach workers from Kalihi-Palama Health Care have encouraged an additional 11 homeless people living in and around Mother Waldron Neighborhood Park in Kakaako to move into shelters. Read More

More homeless from Mother Waldron Park move into shelters


• Updated on  May 30, 2018 at 1:49 pm
The city, state and social service outreach workers from Kalihi-Palama Health Care have encouraged another 11 homeless people who had been living in and around Mother Waldron Neighborhood Park in Kakaako to move into shelters. Read More

Kakaako homeless shuffle expected after repeat park closure


• Updated on  May 26, 2018 at 10:18 pm
Kakaako’s homeless are ready to disperse — again — when the city shuts down Mother Waldron Neighborhood Park on Tuesday for six weeks of “maintenance.” Read More

Campers migrate daily from Kakaako sidewalks to Mother Waldron Park


• Updated on  May 22, 2018 at 11:11 pm
Marjorie Pua, an ABC Stores corporate office employee, parked her car off Cooke Street and sidestepped feces — maybe the result of animals, possibly human — as she entered the building Tuesday to start her workday. Read More

Number of homeless drops on Oahu

• Updated on  May 8, 2018 at 11:08 am
A one-day census of Oahu’s homeless population decreased for the first time in nine years and resulted in the statewide Point in Time Count decreasing for the second year in a row. Read More

Homeless population count shows statewide decreases

• Updated on  May 7, 2018 at 3:50 pm
The statewide Point-in-Time Count, a census of Hawaii’s homeless population, decreased across all islands, indicating that the state is making progress in reducing the country’s highest per capita rate of homelessness. Read More

Homeless families, individuals find housing in wake of Kakaako sweeps

• Updated on  May 2, 2018 at 11:07 pm
While dozens of homeless people swept out of Kakaako parks set up new campsites in mauka parts of Kakaako, social service outreach workers also moved two homeless Kakaako families into public housing. Read More

City clears out 5 tons of trash during sweep of Kakaako parks


• Updated on  May 1, 2018 at 5:24 pm
The estimated 80 homeless people living in Kakaako Waterfront Park and its sister parks had dwindled to about 50 to 60 Monday afternoon following days of warnings about the impending sweep. Read More

Homeless in Hawaii: City clearing Kakaako parks

• Updated on  May 1, 2018 at 9:20 am
Thirty to 50 people who have been living along the streets and parks in Kakaako Makai were anticipating being rousted from their campsites by city crews late Monday night, and while they’re not happy about it, frequent parkgoers applauded the change in policy that will allow the sweep. Read More

For the first time, city workers will enter state parks in Kakaako to clear homeless

• Updated on  April 29, 2018 at 2:03 pm
The years-long battle with the homeless in Kakaako — who have matched wits with authorities hamstrung by jurisdictional limitations — enters a new phase Monday intended to keep them from shuffling between city sidewalks and state parks in a frustrating cycle that has done little to fix the problem. Read More

More than $30M OK’d for ‘ohana zones’

• Updated on  April 28, 2018 at 12:20 am
The House and Senate are committing more than $30 million to establish “ohana zones” where the homeless can live, but are leaving it to Gov. David Ige’s administration to figure out the details. Read More

Homeless sweep of Diamond Head continues into second day

• Updated on  April 27, 2018 at 1:53 pm
The second day of a sweep of homeless encampments along the slopes of Diamond Head was scheduled to commence today after state and city law enforcement officers teamed up Thursday to clear at least 26 encampments. Read More

Ige announces program to divert homeless from jail

• Updated on  April 19, 2018 at 12:24 am
Under a new program announced Wednesday by Gov. David Ige, homeless people who commit minor crimes could receive social services instead of going to jail. Read More

Homeless in Hawaii: Lack of assured funding slows progress on Big Isle

• Updated on  April 16, 2018 at 12:43 am
Uncertainty over whether the Legislature will continue to fund programs to help the homeless has caused at least one nonprofit to pull back on services, including efforts to get more chronically homeless adults and low-income families off the street on Hawaii island. Read More

State lawmakers push for ohana zones to aid the homeless

• Updated on  April 7, 2018 at 10:26 pm
With every House seat and nearly half of the Senate up for election this year in Hawaii, lawmakers are preparing to throw a political Hail Mary to show some progress on the homeless issue. Read More

U.S. Vets promotes its ‘master lease’ idea

• Updated on  April 3, 2018 at 10:22 am
U.S. Vets wants its fellow homeless organizations to take a bigger role in getting people off the street by taking financial responsibility for the people they’re trying to house. Read More

Ige meets with leader of homeless camp

• Updated on  March 30, 2018 at 10:09 pm
Gov. David Ige on Friday had his second sit-down this month with the leader of one of Oahu’s largest homeless encampments following the governor’s March 13 pledge not to sweep Pu‘uhonua o Waianae. Read More

8 groups vow to end homeless family situations

• Updated on  March 27, 2018 at 12:25 am
Eight nonprofit organizations that have been working together to move homeless families out of shelters and into permanent homes faster have recruited six more agencies from across the state and are vowing to “end” homelessness for island families by the end of the year. Read More