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Monday, May 15, 2017
After Death of Kauai Girl, DLNR Clears Homeless Drug Addicts out of Kalalau
By News Release @ 4:01 AM :: 7393 Views :: Kauai County, Homelessness, Drugs

“If there’s any silver lining to what law breakers are posting on social media, is that it’s caused significant public outrage."

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Oahu Homeless Count Up—Sister Isles Down
By News Release @ 8:23 PM :: 4523 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

Hawai‘i County saw the largest decrease at 32 percent, Maui County saw a 22 percent decline and Kaua‘i County a seven percent drop compared to 2016. O‘ahu saw a half percent increase in homeless ....

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Sunday, May 7, 2017
The Rail Bill and Other Curiosities
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 6812 Views :: Homelessness, Labor, Rail, Taxes

...Shut up or we’ll make you pay for rail too....

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
City unveils new apartments for homeless
By News Release @ 11:29 PM :: 5318 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

The maximum income for applicants is 50 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI), with rents ranging from $880 to $1,306 per month....

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Friday, March 31, 2017
Video: Should Being Homeless in Hawaii be Considered an Illness?
By Video @ 4:33 PM :: 4470 Views :: Homelessness

Question: How can we increase homelessness 100-fold?  

Answer: Make housing a right.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Homeless Tent City: DLNR Removes ‘Tons of Debris’ from Diamond Head
By News Release @ 5:28 PM :: 14658 Views :: Homelessness

Seven People Cited So Far During Cleanup & Enforcement Operation....

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Thursday, February 16, 2017
HB1595: Involuntary Commitment for Mentally Ill
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:32 PM :: 5411 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness

"Currently, there are no laws on the books that allow for the involuntarily commitment of individuals who are mentally ill or drug addicted or alcoholic...."

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Friday, February 3, 2017
HB1595: Urine Free Zones
By Rep Gene Ward @ 5:14 PM :: 5221 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness

"A person can be lying in their feces in a public stairwell and have an absolute constitutional right to do so, but the citizens walking over or through this public health hazard have no rights.”

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Friday, January 27, 2017
Homeless Community Outreach Court is Now Open
By News Release @ 12:37 PM :: 6194 Views :: Homelessness, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

Four homeless individuals who collectively had more than 50 pending citations and/or warrants appeared before The Honorable Clarence A. Pacarro.....

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017
HB1367: Accountability and Involvement with Homeless Provider Agencies
By News Release @ 5:47 PM :: 4470 Views :: Ethics, Homelessness

Amends the definition of provider agency for homelessness services to include nonprofits that accept funds without a contract. Requires annual reports of providers' effectiveness....

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Friday, January 20, 2017
Ward to Introduce ‘Tough Love Act’ for Homelessness
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:34 PM :: 5334 Views :: Homelessness, Drugs

...will give homeless who commit perpetual misdemeanor crimes the option to go before a judge to choose either jail or rehabilitation/taking of their meds/getting off drugs, or getting job training....

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Friday, January 13, 2017
Hawaii State Capitol Korea-Vietnam Veterans Memorial Vandalized With Excrement
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 3:47 PM :: 6645 Views :: Homelessness, Military

The accumulation of excrement and hundreds of flies have now become a serious public health problem in the front yard of the Hawaii State Capitol....

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Friday, January 13, 2017
Ige Announces Contracts for 33 Homeless Shelters, Claims Increase in Bed Count
By News Release @ 12:44 AM :: 4089 Views :: Homelessness

Additionally, the shelters are proposing to double the number of people they place in permanent housing from approximately 3,000 to 6,200....

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Repeat Welfare Fraudster Gets Five Years Prison
By News Release @ 2:40 PM :: 4676 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Homelessness

From April 1, 2010 through April 30, 2014, Ponce, also known as Mary Jane Dalumpinis, was overpaid $3,723.00 in food stamp benefits....

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Full Text: Hawaii Kai Homeless Map Cleared by Attorney General
By Rep Gene Ward @ 12:51 PM :: 5665 Views :: First Amendment, Homelessness

According to Deputy Attorney General Diane Tiara, the Hawaii Kai Homeless Map poses no legal or constitutional issues....

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Busted in DHHL Scam, Company Teams up with Aloha United Way
By News Release @ 8:14 PM :: 9659 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, Homelessness

...Free Obamafones --but only for the homeless who actively refuse shelter....

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Friday, December 30, 2016
Ward Seeks Attorney General's Opinion On Hawaii Kai Homeless Map
By Rep Gene Ward @ 10:43 PM :: 5566 Views :: First Amendment, Homelessness

Civil Disobedience Idea: Make a map of homeless camps in YOUR community....

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016
HUD Examines Honolulu Section 8 Rent Subsidies
By News Release @ 8:01 PM :: 4977 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...$50 million in federal funds to provide housing for 3,700 families....

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Monday, December 12, 2016
Caldwell in San Francisco to See How they Keep the Homeless Homeless
By News Release @ 12:59 PM :: 3606 Views :: Homelessness

Caldwell will be meeting with a Whos-Who of ultra-liberal West-Coast Mayors who get homelessness wrong every time....

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Monday, December 5, 2016
Video: Returning Power to Micronesians in Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:50 PM :: 5004 Views :: National News, Homelessness

Officials attended and spoke during the events, including Consul General Mr. Kandhi A. Elieisar and Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa....

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Sunday, December 4, 2016
Coordinated Action Needed to Address Homelessness
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 3933 Views :: Homelessness

Coordinated action is not what our government normally does....

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Micronesian Homelessness in Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:10 PM :: 6653 Views :: Homelessness

Thursday, December 1st, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM....

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Thursday, November 17, 2016
Feds: Hawaii Homeless Count up 4%
By News Release @ 4:34 PM :: 4566 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...making the islands only one of 14 states and territories that saw their homeless numbers grow....

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Saturday, November 5, 2016
Djou: I will Build 10,000 Affordable Units on Oahu
By Rep Charles Djou @ 3:01 AM :: 6206 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Cost of Living

... 10,000 ‘rent-to-equity,’ truly affordable homes ....

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Winston Hale: City-Owned Building Sat Vacant for Decade
By News Release @ 5:28 AM :: 4983 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

Caldwell contemplates the City’s use of his $100 yearly property tax payment on his $4M Manoa mansion....

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Friday, October 28, 2016
Countering Chinese Inroads into Micronesia
By Heritage Foundation @ 7:45 PM :: 6934 Views :: National News, Homelessness, Military

...Washington could find itself strategically outflanked....

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Friday, October 28, 2016
City acquires 24-unit apartment building to house homeless
By News Release @ 7:15 PM :: 5212 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

... at a cost of $287,500 per unit ....

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Thursday, October 27, 2016
Ewa Homeless up 98% since 2015
By News Release @ 3:06 PM :: 3733 Views :: Homelessness

...propose installing a city-wide surveillance system....

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Thursday, October 27, 2016
Homeless migrating to East Oahu
By Rep Gene Ward @ 3:05 PM :: 4480 Views :: Homelessness

...so E Oahu residents are against sweeps....

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Homelessness—Family Matters
By Rachelle Chang @ 11:08 PM :: 5254 Views :: Family, Homelessness

In the film, a woman was pregnant, homeless, and already caring for other children. However, I can’t remember any mention of a father....

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Hale Mauliola Moves 105 Homeless into Permanent Housing
By News Release @ 9:56 PM :: 4029 Views :: Homelessness

...the project will expand by adding 6 modified shipping containers to accommodate up to 21 additional clients....

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Friday, October 21, 2016
California Homeless Man Gets Flown to Live With Family in Hawaii
By News Release @ 7:31 PM :: 3764 Views :: Homelessness

...Gabriel has been homeless in Vacaville for quite some time....

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Friday, October 21, 2016
Reduce Poverty and Homelessness by Creating Wealth
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:55 PM :: 3522 Views :: Homelessness

Everyone agrees that we need to do something about Hawaii’s homeless situation…and that’s part of the problem....

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Sunday, September 25, 2016
Social Workers Descend on Gigantic Waianae Camp—9 Homeless Agree to Accept Housing
By News Release @ 5:59 AM :: 4137 Views :: Homelessness

A family of six, a couple and one other person agreed to move out of the encampment and into a shelter....

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Need a Sandwich? Call an Ambulance
By Rep Charles Djou @ 3:02 AM :: 6071 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care, Homelessness

Among the many problems our community faces with the rampant homeless crisis is the use of our ambulances by a minority in our community, as a personal taxi service....

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Friday, September 16, 2016
Ward Homeless at State Capitol Tonight
By News Release @ 10:47 PM :: 3694 Views :: Homelessness

...tonight at the State Capitol sleeping on the cement floor of the Rotunda....

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Friday, August 19, 2016
Homelessness Decrees: Short-Term or Shortsighted?
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:12 PM :: 3672 Views :: Homelessness

...the Governor is opening the door to a major expansion of executive power in our state....

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Thursday, August 18, 2016
Ige Extends Homeless Emergency Proclamation (again)
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 3329 Views :: Homelessness

Ige today signed a sixth supplemental proclamation on homelessness, which will remain in effect until Oct. 19....

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Monday, August 15, 2016
Djou vs The Machine: We Care
By News Release @ 5:56 PM :: 6006 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Rail

They don't care that many people cannot afford the high cost of living and live in their cars and on the streets.  But, we do....

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Hawaii Section 8 Waiting List Opening for First Time in Decade
By News Release @ 10:43 PM :: 5656 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Homelessness, Cost of Living

There is currently no one on the waiting list, which will reopen on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016....

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Why are more Micronesians coming to Hawaii?
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:28 PM :: 7452 Views :: National News, Homelessness

...why they’ve chosen to leave their home islands....

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Feds Contradict Caldwell: Hawaii Veteran Homelessness Only Down 3%
By News Release @ 3:57 AM :: 4424 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...Feds say in Hawaii the drop was only 3% not the 58% claimed by Caldwell....

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Thursday, July 28, 2016
DLNR: Keehi Lagoon is Caldwell’s Mess
By News Release @ 3:53 PM :: 4843 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

"...there might be needles and other hazardous materials in here, so we don’t want people reaching in...."

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Friday, July 22, 2016
Ige Announces $12M Homelessness Plan
By News Release @ 3:03 AM :: 3440 Views :: Homelessness

...funding will be focused on the most visible and chronically homeless people in Hawai‘i....

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Saturday, July 9, 2016
UH study finds Housing First program improves quality of life for homeless
By Selected News Articles @ 8:01 PM :: 3297 Views :: Homelessness

...25% decrease in mentally unhealthy days....

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Friday, July 1, 2016
Why are there no mobile home parks in Hawaii?
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:33 PM :: 6114 Views :: Homelessness, Land Use

“Here in Hawaii we don’t have trailer parks–they’re not legal.”

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Thursday, June 30, 2016
Hawaii Homelessness Grows 4%—Mostly on Big Island, Kauai
By News Release @ 5:32 AM :: 5627 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...Homeless growth on Maui and Oahu less than 1%....

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Sand Island Homeless Center Moves 61 Homeless into Permanent Housing
By News Release @ 1:39 AM :: 3849 Views :: Homelessness

...The facility has since served 173 individuals, 61 of which have successfully transitioned into stable housing situations....

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Compact Impact: Why Pacific Islanders are Fleeing to Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:58 PM :: 5691 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness

Compact Impact: Why Pacific Islanders are Fleeing to Hawaii - Neil Mellen...

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Caldwell Buys Iwilei Building: Hub for Homeless to Rival LA Skid Row
By News Release @ 8:18 PM :: 5707 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...Council members Carol Fukunaga, Ann Kobayashi and Ron Menor on a follow-up trip to review Seattle’s homeless projects, including hygiene centers and government-sanctioned tent cities....

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