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Homeless camps under H-1 viaduct to be cleared

Updated on  October 13, 2017 at 10:06 pm
The state Department of Transportation has won the go-ahead to close a portion of Moanalua Stream as part of its effort to clear the homeless from the Nimitz H-1 viaduct area. Read More

Officials show park damage blamed on homeless campers

Updated on  October 13, 2017 at 5:57 pm
Walking through the closed Kakaako Waterfront Park on Thursday, a spokesman for the Hawaii Community Development Authority pointed to a broken sprinkler head leaking water. Read More

Panel widens search for homeless ‘safe-zone’ sites

Updated on  October 13, 2017 at 12:26 am
A legislative working group tasked with recommending possible sites for “safe zones” for homeless encampments on state land in Honolulu will expand its search islandwide — and potentially statewide — after ruling out a few vacant parcels in the city’s urban core. Read More

City crew clears Kakaako homeless for a second day

Updated on  October 13, 2017 at 12:59 pm
A city crew from the Department of Facility Maintenance accompanied by police arrived Wednesday morning in Kakaako, where for a second day they cleared tents and tarps on the Ewa end of Ilalo Street near the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine. Read More

Homeless cleared from Kakaako sidewalks

Updated on  October 10, 2017 at 10:19 pm
A city crew cleared sidewalks dotted with tents and tarps near Kakaako Waterfront Park on Tuesday in the wake of the state’s sweep. Read More

3 Kakaako parks swept of homeless

Updated on  October 10, 2017 at 5:18 pm
Maintenance crews arrived at three parks at sunrise Monday with leaf blowers, grass cutters and rakes following a late-night sweep where state deputy sheriffs removed dozens of homeless people from their encampments. Read More

State to conduct homeless sweeps in 3 Kakaako parks

Updated on  October 4, 2017 at 10:59 pm
It remains to be seen if the latest move in the years-long battle to permanently dismantle homeless encampments in Kakaako by shutting down the waterfront park and others nearby for safety reasons will rid the area of one of Oahu’s most intractable homeless populations. Read More

Kakaako homeless say planned sweep won’t keep them out of area parks

Updated on  October 4, 2017 at 3:23 pm
Several of the estimated 180 homeless people camping along the Kakaako waterfront today said Sunday night’s planned sweep — followed by an indefinite closure of the nearby state parks for repairs — will not deter homeless people from coming back. Read More

Dangers prompt shutdown of Kakaako Waterfront Park

Updated on  October 3, 2017 at 10:43 pm
Following a series of dog attacks, fires and vandalism blamed on homeless people lining the waterfront, state officials plan to indefinitely close Kakaako Waterfront Park and the adjacent Gateway and Kewalo Basin parks starting at 10 p.m. Sunday. Read More

Kakaako Waterfront Park to close indefinitely as homeless population grows

Updated on  October 3, 2017 at 5:07 pm
Kakaako Waterfront Park will be closed to the public indefinitely — starting at 10 p.m. Sunday — because park officials say they can no longer ensure the safety of park users following a recent series of dog bites, fires and vandalism attributed to an estimated 180 homeless people living along the Kakaako shoreline. Read More

Homeless sweep to shut part of Pearl Harbor bike path

Updated on  September 29, 2017 at 12:43 am
The city on Saturday plans to close a section of the Pearl Harbor Bike Path in Aiea between Hekaha Street and Neal S. Blaisdell Park for its second phase of clearing homeless encampments from the bike path. Read More

Groups hope to grow success of joint effort to aid homeless

Updated on  September 26, 2017 at 9:55 pm
In 2014, long before the state mandated similar changes, the Hawaii Community Foundation got Hawaii’s biggest homeless shelters to overhaul their approach and share information with competing agencies to get families out of shelters faster and into permanent housing. Read More

Homelessness programs cited for inefficiency

Updated on  September 27, 2017 at 8:13 am
A report by city Auditor Edwin Young gives the city’s initiatives to fight homelessness a lukewarm grade and slams Mayor Kirk Caldwell and his administration for lacking benchmarks and mismanaging programs aimed at sheltering people. Read More

Blaisdell Park free of homeless for now

Updated on  September 6, 2017 at 7:45 pm
Koa Kekawa, 25, of Aiea sat at a picnic table at Neal S. Blaisdell Park on Tuesday and tried to remember ever visiting the park before when he did not see at least a couple of homeless people. Read More

18 agencies offer services to homeless in Waipahu

Updated on  September 4, 2017 at 10:51 pm
Following a sweep of homeless encampments in Waipahu in May that saw the typical return of tents and tarps, 18 agencies last week offered services at Hawaii’s Plantation Village in an effort to get nearby homeless people one step closer to seeking help. Read More

State prepares to sweep homeless encampments under H-1 viaduct

Updated on  September 1, 2017 at 10:35 pm
After sweeping encampments along portions of Nimitz Highway and the H-1 freeway in July, the state Department of Transportation is now preparing to go beneath the H-1 viaduct. Read More

Event to help veterans heading to North Shore

Updated on  August 30, 2017 at 11:17 pm
The annual Veteran Stand Down to help homeless military veterans will move to the Waialua Community Association on the North Shore of Oahu on Friday to try to reach a new group of veterans. Read More

Church showcases dome for sheltering homeless

Updated on  August 28, 2017 at 10:40 pm
First Assembly of God in Moanalua set up its Alaska-­made “spherical dome” on the grounds of the state Capitol to give city and state lawmakers a chance to see how 45 homeless mothers and their children would live in Kahaluu. Read More

Care providers to create Iwilei medical service hub for homeless

Updated on  August 28, 2017 at 5:02 pm
Hawaii’s growing homeless problem has prompted the state’s largest health care companies to join forces with the city to provide medical services, respite and housing to some of Oahu’s most needy residents. Read More

City expands area for ‘sit-lie’ restriction

Updated on  August 22, 2017 at 10:49 am
The city Monday added Pacific Street in Iwilei and several areas from Victoria to McCully streets to the long list of commercial areas where people can no longer sit or lie. Read More

Social service workers and police join forces to aid homeless

Updated on  August 12, 2017 at 4:55 pm
As they have once a month since May, Honolulu police officers in street clothes joined with social service outreach workers Friday to try a different approach to helping the homeless get off the streets of Chinatown in a pilot program that’s likely to spread to other parts of Oahu. Read More