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Honolulu holds line on homelessness while West Coast rates climb in 2017

Updated on  February 9, 2018 at 2:34 pm
Honolulu’s homeless population increased by 19 people in 2017 — or 0.4 percent over 2016 — while cities and counties in other high-priced housing markets from Seattle to Los Angeles saw their homeless numbers jump by much more. Read More

Mom of 2 forges on after split with Army vet

Sasha Pinheiro had to take on the role of a single parent after her separation from her children’s father, an Army veteran who has been struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder. Read More

Vietnam vet’s indecision highlights the challenges of being homeless

Updated on  December 11, 2017 at 1:42 pm
In one moment outside his shipping container unit at Hale Mauliola, Wheeler told the Star-Advertiser that he’s motivated and wants to change his life. Read More

City to convert empty building into 30 affordable apartments

Updated on  December 8, 2017 at 10:12 am
The city has purchased another three-story building in town — on Young Street, Ewa of McCully Street — which will add another 30 studio apartments for people who earn just over $36,000 per year. Read More

Hawaii still leads nation in homeless count per capita

Hawaii continues to lead the nation with the highest per capita rate of homelessness — despite reducing the size of the homeless population by nearly 9 percent a year ago. Read More

Sweep of Nimitz path clears 70 homeless people

Updated on  December 5, 2017 at 3:37 pm
The state’s last large homeless sweep of 2017 saw 70 people, 20 dogs and 22 guinea pigs cleared from a public bike path near the H-1 freeway airport viaduct on Monday. Read More

Mother of 2 hopes to create stable home

Updated on  December 2, 2017 at 10:44 pm
Wong hopes to find a job that allows her to make a living and still spend quality time with her children, as she works on rebuilding herself along with a life for her girls. Read More

Growing homeless camp is cleared out in Kakaako

Updated on  December 2, 2017 at 3:43 pm
State sheriff’s deputies Friday kicked out 55 to 65 homeless people who had set up camp outside Kakaako’s Next Step homeless shelter after being swept out of nearby Kakaako Waterfront Park in early October. Read More

Granddad keeps hope alive for holidays

Updated on  November 25, 2017 at 10:22 pm
Homelessness has plagued Bertram Leopoldo’s family for a decade. But he’s made it his mission to break that cycle for his grandchildren, Sterlin and Zaden, by finding shelter for the three of them at Ohana Ola O Kahumana. Read More

Massive viaduct cleanup complete

Updated on  November 21, 2017 at 10:32 pm
It cost the state $516,000 to remove 180 homeless people, their belongings and trash from below the H-1 freeway viaduct last month in what Gov. David Ige described Tuesday as a “new approach” to addressing homeless encampments on state land. Read More

Job loss turns mom, son homeless

Updated on  November 21, 2017 at 5:01 pm
Samalaulu Matautia has encountered hard times, suffered health problems and lives in a homeless shelter, but she doesn’t let any of that get her down. She’s rewriting her story. Read More

Isle homeless advocates cite gains in cutting numbers needing shelter

Updated on  November 13, 2017 at 12:13 am
Despite lingering camps across the state, social workers and state and city officials insist Hawaii is making progress in reducing the nation’s highest per capita rate of homelessness. Read More

Homeless benefit adopts shopping cart motif

Updated on  November 13, 2017 at 6:51 pm
In an effort to raise awareness about the plight of the homeless in Honolulu, two visiting artists are repurposing shopping carts used to collect recyclables that they ultimately plan to place back on the streets. Read More

Leader of Kakaako development agency resigning

Updated on  November 9, 2017 at 12:29 am
The state agency regulating development in Kakaako is in need of its third executive director in three years. Read More

City projects mark 1 year of housing homeless families

Updated on  October 25, 2017 at 10:38 pm
While state sheriff’s deputies swept more than 300 chronically homeless people from state land in Kakaako and below the H-1 freeway viaduct this month, the city quietly marked the first anniversary of two housing projects — one in Waianae and one in town — that provide permanent housing for homeless families. Read More

State plans to reopen Kakaako parks Monday

Updated on  October 24, 2017 at 9:30 pm
The state plans to reopen Kewalo Basin Park, the two Gateway parks and the Point Panic area of Kakaako Waterfront Park on Monday, three weeks after clearing the parks of large homeless encampments. Read More

Violence raises concern over Waikiki’s street kids

Updated on  October 25, 2017 at 4:02 pm
Honolulu police suspect teenage assailants were behind three recent high-profile violent crimes in Waikiki, where hundreds of teens live on the streets. Read More

Viaduct cleared of homeless again

Updated on  October 23, 2017 at 9:44 pm
State officials hope sheriff’s patrols, private security and a new fence scheduled to go up today will finally mean the end of the notorious H-1 freeway viaduct homeless encampment, which sheriff’s deputies once again broke down Monday. Read More

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