comscore Hawaii’s homelessness rate goes up 4%
Hawaii News

Hawaii’s homelessness rate goes up 4%

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The increase of Honolulu’s homeless population by 1 percent — 37 people — from January 2015 to January 2016 was offset by increases on the neighbor islands that pushed the state’s overall homeless population up by 4 percent. Officials say the kinds of efforts made on Oahu need to be expanded statewide.

Honolulu’s homeless population grew by less than 1 percent from January 2015 to January 2016, but an increase of homeless people living on the neighbor islands boostedHawaii’s overall rate to a 4 percent increase, according to federal data released Thursday. Read more

Scroll Up