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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

Homeless swept from Blaisdell Park

Updated on  August 8, 2017 at 10:33 pm
City officials voiced optimism that homeless sweeps that started Tuesday around Blaisdell Park in Pearl City will help restore the park’s popularity — while preparing for the possibility that the homeless will return or set up camp somewhere else. Read More

Homeless cleared from Old Kona Airport

Updated on  August 5, 2017 at 6:42 pm
After Hawaii County officials this week swept 68 homeless people from an encampment at the Old Kona Airport, 17 were placed in shelters or long-term housing, while the fate of the rest remains unclear. Read More

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and IHS team up to assist the homeless

Updated on  July 30, 2017 at 7:10 pm
As preschool children laughed and played steps away, dozens of homeless people lined up Thursday for a late-morning lunch of spaghetti, green salad and sides at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Moiliili, where the Rev. Gregory Johnson said helping Oahu’s homeless every month far outweighs any risks. Read More

More homeless sweeps planned for Nimitz, H-1

Updated on  July 29, 2017 at 6:51 pm
The state Department of Transportation plans to re-sweep portions of the H-1 freeway and Nimitz Highway next week. Read More

State starts clearing homeless camps along H-1 freeway

Updated on  July 25, 2017 at 10:18 pm
Contractors began dismantling several homeless encampments near the H-1 freeway Tuesday, part of the state’s effort to keep areas near roadways clear of illegal encampments. Read More

City will clear homeless from along bike path

Updated on  July 20, 2017 at 10:34 pm
An agreement reached with the Navy will allow the city to enforce its sidewalk laws — and thus clear the homeless — along the scenic Pearl Harbor bike path from Aiea to Pearl City, starting the second week of August. Read More

Sheriff’s deputies to help clear areas along Nimitz and H-1

Updated on  July 20, 2017 at 10:36 pm
The state Department of Transportation will use $4 million in funding to bolster homeless sweeps — using sheriff’s deputies as early as Monday in a new approach to keeping encampments dismantled as it begins clearing parts of Nimitz Highway and the H-1 freeway. Read More

Advocate for homeless was ‘woman in search of justice’

Updated on  July 20, 2017 at 9:06 pm
There was a time when Alice Greenwood looked down and scoffed at the homeless. Then she became homeless herself. Read More