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Sunday, April 6, 2014
Occupy, Union Activists Organizing Homeless Tent Cities in Honolulu?
By Andrew Walden @ 4:35 AM :: 12928 Views :: Homelessness, Labor, OHA, Small Business, Tourism

In Honolulu, unofficial tent cities are now set up in strategic locations designed to pressure the tourism industry, the Chinatown community, the Korean community, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and the Honolulu Council debate over Housing First....

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Auditor Releases National Citizen Survey of Honolulu residents
By News Release @ 1:19 PM :: 5776 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

Residents identified homeless and/or homelessness as a priority for the City to address....

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Sunday, March 9, 2014
HB1503: Prohibit Landlords from Evicting Marijuana Smokers
By Andrew Walden @ 7:27 PM :: 6760 Views :: Homelessness, Drugs

Topping off the irony, Rep Rhoads also introduced HB2577  which would ban indoor tobacco smoking in public housing....

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Saturday, March 1, 2014
Letter: Waikiki Rep Brower Threatening to Smash More Shopping Carts?
By Andrew Walden @ 7:56 PM :: 5561 Views :: Homelessness, Politicians

Brower mentions “carts” ten times, and suggests his attacks were part of an effort to "create a better society."

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Friday, January 10, 2014
To Stop Thefts, City Places "No Copper" Signs on Cables
By News Release @ 5:13 PM :: 6482 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Law Enforcement, Drugs

In addition to repairing the cables, “no copper” and “fiber-optic cable” signs are being put in place to make it as clear as possible to potential thieves that there is nothing of value for them to steal....

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Sunday, December 15, 2013
Reimagining Housing in Hawaii
By News Release @ 12:43 PM :: 5141 Views :: Homelessness, Cost of Living

... Hawaii Appleseed released a report entitled Reimagining Housing in Hawaii, detailing successful affordable housing models like microunits, ohana housing, modular housing, among others....

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Sunday, December 1, 2013
World AIDS Day: Gay Inc Drops HIV for Marriage, Military & Money
By Selected News Articles @ 8:45 PM :: 7987 Views :: Family, Health Care, Homelessness
Today is World AIDS Day, but in Hawaii the focus is on tomorrow, the first day for legal gay marriage....
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Friday, November 22, 2013
HUD Counts 6,335 Homeless in Hawaii--1,180 Chronic
By News Release @ 2:28 AM :: 4123 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

... 1,465 homeless unwilling to accept shelter in Honolulu ....

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Worldwide Headlines: Sledgehammer Wielding 'Vigilante' Rep Brower is 'Extreme, Scary, Potentially Dangerous'-- Should be 'Behind Bars'
By Selected News Articles @ 3:55 PM :: 4700 Views :: Homelessness
Think Progress: 'If Brower were found roaming middle-class neighborhoods and smashing items in people’s homes, he would find himself both out of office and behind bars.'
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013
FULL TEXT: Homeless Service Utilization Report Hawai‘i 2013
By News Release @ 12:50 AM :: 4818 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

The total number of homeless clients served by the Shelter and Outreach Programs has dropped for the third consecutive year....

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013
HI5 Program Loses $28M: Audit Points to Fraud and Abuse (for the 4th time)
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 1:18 AM :: 6960 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Homelessness, Taxes

...over the past three fiscal years, the program has paid out $28 million more in handling fees than it has collected in container fees....

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Friday, September 20, 2013
Navy Yard Shooting: Failure of Mental Health Care System
By Selected News Articles @ 1:25 PM :: 7989 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness, Judiciary, Justice Reinvestment

Approximately half of mass shootings are caused by individuals with untreated severe mental illness....

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Friday, August 30, 2013
Family Promise of Hawaii: 63 Churches Help Homeless Families Get off Streets
By News Release @ 9:43 PM :: 5300 Views :: Homelessness

...more than 80 percent of participants transition from homelessness to housing within three to four months....

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Saturday, August 17, 2013
Mental Health: Can Reform Solve Hawaii’s Homeless, Prison and Unfunded Liability Problems?
By Andrew Walden @ 10:02 PM :: 16392 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness, Justice Reinvestment
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Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Lawsuit Challenges Honolulu 'Stored Property' Seizure from Private Property
By Robert Thomas @ 11:41 PM :: 6444 Views :: First Amendment, Homelessness, Judiciary
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Thursday, August 1, 2013
Limbaugh: 'Liberal State of Hawaii Wants to Deport Their Homeless'
By Audio @ 9:36 PM :: 4762 Views :: Homelessness

Hawaii is full-fledged Democrat and leftist, Democrat and worse.  And they're tired of 'em....

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Friday, July 12, 2013
GAO: Hawaii COFA Cost Estimates 'Inaccurate'
By News Release @ 1:37 PM :: 5792 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care, Homelessness

...some jurisdictions did not accurately define compact migrants, account for federal funding that supplemented local expenditures, or include revenue received from compact migrants....

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Saturday, July 6, 2013
FBI, Police Investigate: Homeless Tent City Operators Shake Down City
By Selected News Articles @ 3:09 AM :: 4707 Views :: Homelessness

To pressure political decision-makers for more resources, SHARE has hosted mandatory camp-outs on council members’ lawns, at the mayor’s home and at the King County Administration Building....

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013
VIDEO: Occupy Activist NB Member Argues With Police
By Video @ 5:28 PM :: 5145 Views :: Homelessness, Law Enforcement
Question: What happened in the portion of the video edited out by Occupy?
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Thursday, June 6, 2013
9th Circuit Debates Seizure of Abandoned Property from Homeless Camps
By Robert Thomas @ 8:33 PM :: 4080 Views :: Homelessness

Will LA vs Lavan have a direct impact on Honolulu's "stored property" ordinance?

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Friday, May 10, 2013
NYC Reduces Street Homelessness with ‘Housing First’
By Selected News Articles @ 12:14 AM :: 3715 Views :: Homelessness

The basic strategy, called Housing First, comes from a Harlem-based group, Pathways to Housing....

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Thursday, May 2, 2013
Caldwell Signs Bill 8: Protecting Politicians' Midnight Bathroom Escapades
By News Release @ 5:37 AM :: 8192 Views :: Honolulu County, Family, Homelessness, Politicians
This is not the first time a state official has been arrested at public restrooms. In March 1991, Office of Hawaiian Affairs Administrator Clyde Namuo ... was arrested for open lewdness....
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Thursday, April 18, 2013
Caldwell to Sign Sidewalk Nuisance Bill
By News Release @ 7:42 PM :: 3911 Views :: Homelessness

Each enforcement action costs the city about 15 thousand dollars.  Bill 7 will cut that expense in half ....

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013
No ‘Constitutional Right’ to Leave Unattended Property on the Street
By Robert Thomas @ 1:03 PM :: 4636 Views :: Homelessness
The Ninth Circuit’s Opinion jeopardizes local governments’ ability to act for the benefit of all their citizens....
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Sunday, March 17, 2013
Homeless tent cities: Seattle’s decade-long nightmare coming to Honolulu?
By Andrew Walden @ 8:13 PM :: 33092 Views :: Homelessness

...what is the real track record of Seattle’s “four successful homeless camps”?  Hawai’i Free Press found some answers and they aren’t pretty.... 

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Occupy Honolulu Points Finger at City over Deaths, Threatens ‘300 Instant Criminals’
By News Release @ 8:31 PM :: 7366 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Drugs

"HUD evictees will be made into instant criminals...."

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Sunday, March 3, 2013
Hawaii Precedent? 'Sidewalk Property' Decision Appealed to Supreme Court
By Robert Thomas @ 3:34 AM :: 6030 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

The Hawaii section of the petition points out a federal lawsuit filed in December 2012 alleging that the City and County of Honolulu violated the due process rights of "De-Occupy Honolulu"....

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Thursday, February 28, 2013
Sequestration Scare Tactics: Caldwell Administration Threatens Sec 8 Housing Evictions
By News Release @ 4:28 AM :: 8367 Views :: Honolulu County, National News, Homelessness

"...300 of the families receiving assistance will be affected...."

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013
State Kicks Off Foreclosure Fraud Information Campaign
By News Release @ 10:48 PM :: 6926 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Homelessness, Law Enforcement

As part of the campaign, DCCA has launched www.HFIC.Hawaii.gov....

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Friday, January 4, 2013
Cabanilla Housing Committee to Discuss Homeless Tent Cities
By News Release @ 1:57 AM :: 5902 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Homelessness

HIC is to conduct a study on designating safe facilities located at camping areas .... 

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Saturday, December 15, 2012
Connecticut Shooting: Failure of Mental Health System
By Selected News Articles @ 4:13 PM :: 12165 Views :: National News, Health Care, Homelessness, Second Amendment

“We have emptied the nation's hospitals, gutted state and local mental health programs, and turned involuntary treatment into a debate point instead of using it as a viable option to prevent tragedy...."

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Thursday, December 15, 2011
Hakim “Islam Day” Ouansafi to Direct Hawaii Public Housing Agency
By Andrew Walden @ 10:00 AM :: 16937 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Homelessness, Religion

The Hawaii Public Housing Authority Board of Directors voted unanimously Thursday morning to appoint Muslim Association of Hawaii President Hakim Ouansafi as HPHA Executive Director.

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Sunday, December 11, 2011
KOS: The perception of Occupy Honolulu is Universally Negative
By Selected News Articles @ 4:06 PM :: 10510 Views :: Homelessness

The occupiers were flown in from the mainland. This is the perception that everyone in Honolulu has .... 

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011
#OccupyFail: A Profile in Bad Choices from Hilo
By Selected News Articles @ 2:05 AM :: 9061 Views :: Hawaii County , National News, Homelessness

Today’s Washington Post Style page offers up this beyond-satire account of Dylan Bozlee of Hilo, Hawaii, who ....

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Sunday, November 6, 2011
Occupy Honolulu: Waikiki Shooting was “Round One”
By Selected News Articles @ 11:55 AM :: 16823 Views :: Homelessness, Law Enforcement, Tourism

"...those doing the attacking will die...." -- Occupy Honolulu

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010
"We don't allow dogs to breed" Eugenics Sterilization Squad arrives in Hawaii: Star-Bulletin says “not racist”
By Andrew Walden @ 3:45 PM :: 14397 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness, Drugs

Hawaii can’t figure out how to kick drug addicted homeless people out of the parks and sidewalks in order to force them into shelters where they can get help, but apparently induced sterilization is now an option.  Today’s SB Editorial, “Voluntary (sic) sterilization can serve good purpose”, reveals that an eugenics group has been quietly working in Honolulu.... 

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Friday, September 18, 2009
Defeating the "homelessness industry" before it gets a grip on Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 12:17 PM :: 20444 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Tourism

The ACLU is threatening a lawsuit against the City of Honolulu after the City Council voted to ban sleeping on sidewalks.  Today's Star-Bulletin editorializes:

Councilman Charles Djou introduced the bill because of concerns about how the homeless sleeping on Waikiki sidewalks is affecting tourism. Djou maintains that refusing to allow the chronically homeless to sleep on sidewalks would "put the hammer on people getting the help they need."

Djou needs to cite a precedent where such tough compassion has actually worked.

The answer is embarrassingly simple: Los Angeles. 

This leads to an obvious question the Star-Bulletin editorialists must answer:

Where has your laissez-faire attitude towards homelessness ever produced anything but more homelessness?

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008
State dedicates last homeless transitional facilities
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 9:50 PM :: 8920 Views :: Homelessness

...the final homeless transitional shelters to be developed under an emergency proclamation issued by Governor Lingle in 2006....

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