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Hawaii’s homelessness rate goes up 4%

Dan Nakaso
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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.