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2 homeless bills stall in committee

Two bills making it illegal for people to “lodge” or otherwise obstruct pedestrians on city sidewalks islandwide were deferred by a City Council committee Wednesday after homeless advocates and council members questioned whether they pass legal muster. Read More

Waipahu Towers residents celebrate renewal that preserves affordable rents

Waipahu Towers is celebrating a renewal that includes renovations and a commitment by its new owner to preserve affordable rents for 61 more years. Read More

Doubling down on failed sit-lie policies

Where do you suppose the individual or family should go if their very status of not having a place to live has been made illegal? Read More

Hawaii Poll respondents support safe zones for homeless

A clear majority of the state’s registered voters remain supportive of the idea of safe zones for homeless encampments where people could stay without fear of getting repeatedly removed, according to the results of the latest Honolulu Star-Advertiser Hawaii Poll. Read More

Outreach gets 22 more homeless people into shelters

Twenty-two homeless people — from River Street in Chinatown to McCully’s Pawaa In-Ha Park — moved into shelters Wednesday night, along with an additional individual who agreed to go into detox. Read More
 

Get creative on ‘ohana zones’

There’s a reason why the maxim “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good” is so often cited in reference to some government action or other. Read More

Honolulu mayor shifts course on homeless legislation

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell presented two bills Thursday to remove the homeless from sidewalks across the island, a shift from his previous position that islandwide bans would be unconstitutional. Read More

Rides to shelters help clear homeless off Honolulu sidewalks

Outreach operations get the homeless from Waikiki to Chinatown the support they need. Read More
 
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Special court helps direct homeless to services rather than jail or fines

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Honolulu’s 18-month-old Community Outreach Court — aimed at low-level, nonviolent offenses committed by homeless people — doesn’t have the feel of a typical criminal proceeding. Read More

Lease for successful homeless housing center is extended

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

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

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

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
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More homeless from Mother Waldron Park move into shelters

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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
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Kakaako homeless shuffle expected after repeat park closure

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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
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Campers migrate daily from Kakaako sidewalks to Mother Waldron Park

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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

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

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

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

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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

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