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Friday, May 20, 2022
Oahu Unsheltered Homeless Count Remains Near Record Level
By News Release @ 3:55 AM :: 246 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

... homeless shelter population drops 24% ....

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Monday, May 2, 2022
Legislature Burns $1B on 'Affordable Housing'
By News Release @ 5:47 PM :: 740 Views :: DHHL, Development, Hawaii State Government, Homelessness, Cost of Living

... Housing bills that will be sent to the Governor for his signature include ....

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Friday, April 8, 2022
PIT Count: Chronic Homeless up 18% in Hawaii
By News Release @ 6:23 AM :: 613 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

... 745 homeless individuals demonstrating chronicity. This represents an 18 percent increase ....

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Tuesday, March 15, 2022
State of the City: Blangiardi Announces Latest Scheme to Get Rail Money Withheld by Feds
By Video @ 7:23 PM :: 1460 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Rail, COVID-19

"...We submitted a Recovery Plan to the FTA, proposing to amend the Full Funding Grant Agreement to the following scope: 18.75 miles/19 stations through Downtown, to the Civic Center Station, which is 1.25 miles and 2 stations short of Ala Moana Center...."

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Tuesday, March 8, 2022
What does it take to convince four chronic homeless to get off streets?
By News Release @ 3:43 PM :: 751 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

“These are the kinds of successes the Administration and Legislature envisioned when it passed $32 million in ‘Ohana Zone funds to address homelessness statewide.”

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Friday, March 4, 2022
Tourists Evacuated: Drugged-out Homeless Zombies Torch Hotel After DLNR Cuts Security
By News Release @ 8:15 PM :: 1687 Views :: Homelessness, Tourism, Drugs

"...An interim security contract at the property lapsed at the end of December 2021.  DLNR continues to explore cost-effective options for further securing the property...." -- DLNR

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Wednesday, March 2, 2022
CARES Money Housed 787 Homeless on Oahu
By News Release @ 11:14 PM :: 702 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, COVID-19

... Rapid Rehousing provides short-term rental assistance and supportive services to assist people in obtaining housing quickly ....

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Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Conspiracy to Defraud Honolulu Homeless Program Nets Federal Prison Sentences
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 1372 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Homelessness, Law Enforcement

... Defendants Sentenced for Scheme to Defraud Local Housing Programs of Over $100,000 ....

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Friday, February 11, 2022
Bum Feeding Operation to Vacate Chinatown
By News Release @ 1:16 AM :: 814 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

... The City and County of Honolulu and the River of Life Mission have reached an agreement to relocate its public feeding operation from its current location in Chinatown to several new hubs on O‘ahu ....

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Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Bills would force landlords to accept Section 8 Tenants
By Selected News Articles @ 3:36 PM :: 941 Views :: Homelessness, Small Business

... The Hawaii Interagency Council on Homelessness (HICH) is calling on the Legislature to make it illegal for landlords to discriminate against tenants who receive rental assistance ....

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Sunday, January 30, 2022
Hawaii Second Highest Homelessness Rate in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:51 AM :: 1354 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness, Cost of Living

... In Hawaii, an estimated 6,458 people are experiencing homelessness - or about 45.6 for every 10,000 people, the second highest homeless rate among states ....

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021
COVID Funds Buy Buildings for Non-Profits
By News Release @ 2:05 AM :: 1097 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, COVID-19

... a small apartment complex for low to moderate income renters being managed by the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement ....

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Monday, November 1, 2021
VIDEO: DLNR Clears Homeless Camp from Coco Palms Area
By Video @ 10:08 PM :: 1259 Views :: Kauai County, Homelessness

"...some of these folks have refused offers of shelter or transitional housing...."

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Saturday, October 23, 2021
City to Merge DCS, OHH
By News Release @ 2:17 PM :: 974 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

... Acting Director Krucky will continue to work with his dedicated team of professionals in the Office of Housing and Homelessness while he is at DCS, with a design to eventually join the two organizations together to address community issues ....

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Maui: 80 Homeless Meth Addicts Leave Behind 54 Junk Cars and 58 Tons of Garbage
By News Release @ 11:54 PM :: 3461 Views :: Maui County, Homelessness

..."In recent weeks, our staff has reported individuals blocking the roadway entrance to the plant, starting verbal arguments and jumping on a truck in at least one instance in which police were called."...

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Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Lucky Dude: Mistaken identity gets homeless man the forcible mental health treatment he needed--Now he lives on 10ac Farm in Vermont
By Selected News Articles @ 4:36 PM :: 2370 Views :: Homelessness

... Learn how forcible mental health care got one very lucky Hawaii homeless moved off our streets and onto a 10 ac farm in Vermont ....

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021
41 Junk Cars Removed from Oceanfront Kahului Homeless Camp
By News Release @ 9:22 PM :: 1544 Views :: Maui County, Homelessness

... Most vehicles tagged for removal had been filled with trash from the nearby homeless encampment. ...

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Wednesday, June 23, 2021
COVID Became Opportunity to Force 100s of Homeless back onto the Streets
By News Release @ 2:24 AM :: 1101 Views :: Homelessness

... we can use an emergency to FORCE the homeless back on to the streets but we can't use an emergency to build SRO housing for the homeless and then FORCE them to use it.  This is an artificailly created crisis ....

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021
UH Study: 58% of UH Students are Starving, 14% Live on Streets
By News Release @ 12:13 AM :: 1791 Views :: Higher Education, Homelessness

... according to this study 105% of Hawaii's homeless are enrolled at UH ....

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Saturday, May 29, 2021
Homelessness Audit: Most Recommendations Still 'In Process' Four Years Later
By News Release @ 1:27 AM :: 1374 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

"... a low level of confidence in city efforts to address homelessness ...."

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Thursday, May 27, 2021
City accepts full allotment of 312 Emergency Housing Vouchers from HUD
By News Release @ 10:08 PM :: 1128 Views :: Homelessness

"...We really need to orchestrate this because it will require landlords. I cannot underscore that enough," said Connie Mitchell....

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021
A Model for Hawaii: Federal Judge Orders Los Angeles to Clear Skid Row
By Andrew Walden @ 5:42 AM :: 3351 Views :: Homelessness

... Beds, Services, and the Obligation to Use Them. A legally enforceable mandate whereby the community provides beds and services to those ready, willing, and able to accept shelter. At the same time, living in public spaces is forbidden and laws are enforced. This is a balanced social contract ....

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Thursday, May 13, 2021
Homeless HONU Shelter begins operation in Whitmore Village
By News Release @ 9:27 PM :: 1335 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

... Operation of HONU is done through a joint effort by the Honolulu Police Department, the City’s Department of Community Services, and the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Homelessness. ...

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021
VIDEO: Molotov Cocktails at Hawaii Supreme Court, Attorney General Office
By Video @ 2:09 AM :: 2956 Views :: Homelessness, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

... Eric Stroeve, arrested for alleged arson of Supreme Court, had been arrested multiple times on Oahu--including for assault on HPD officers in Feb 2020--but not jailed because of COVID sanctions ordered by the very same Supreme Court he allegedly firebombed ....

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Monday, May 10, 2021
Behavioral health dashboard: Homelessness and mental health in Hawaiʻi
By News Release @ 8:56 PM :: 1430 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

... explore statistics on inpatient stays and drug prescriptions, and review homelessness numbers and mental health emergency calls ....

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Thursday, April 29, 2021
VIDEO: Squatters Take Over Uncle Billy's Hotel
By Video @ 1:10 AM :: 2628 Views :: Hawaii County , Homelessness, Tourism, Drugs

... Akamai readers will remember this is exactly what happened to the old Hilo Hotel on Kinoole St during the 1990s depression ....

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Thursday, April 22, 2021
America’s Future Is In Hawaii--A dispatch from the tropical dystopia.
By Selected News Articles @ 12:00 PM :: 2167 Views :: Homelessness, COVID-19

... The future includes internal travel restrictions ....

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Friday, March 26, 2021
VIDEO: DLNR Cleans up Homeless Drug Addicts' Mess in Lake Wilson
By Video @ 5:45 PM :: 1781 Views :: Homelessness

... more mayhem from one of Oahu's biggest homeless camps ....

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Thursday, March 18, 2021
HUD: Hawaii 2nd Highest Number Of Homeless Veterans
By Selected News Articles @ 10:37 PM :: 1599 Views :: Homelessness, Military

... in Hawaii, 54 out of about 10,000 veterans were homeless ....

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Thursday, December 31, 2020
River of Life to Leave Chinatown
By News Release @ 4:35 AM :: 2249 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Small Business, Tourism

... will relocate to Iwilei homeless services zone ... 

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Monday, December 28, 2020
Homelessness: Hawaii Ranks #2 Per Capita
By Selected News Articles @ 5:35 PM :: 2152 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

... All 5 States with Worst Homeless Problems Governed by ‘Democrat Trifectas’ ....

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Thursday, December 24, 2020
Blue Christmas: 112 Homeless dead because we Couldn't FORCE them to accept Shelter
By News Release @ 3:44 AM :: 2333 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

... Soft on Homelessness is inhumane.  The humane approach is to force them off the streets into shelter ....

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Saturday, December 12, 2020
Shelter Refusing Drug Addict Camps Like Hazmat Sites: "Needles, human waste, and dead animals"
By News Release @ 2:05 AM :: 1596 Views :: Homelessness

...Though they had been given notice last week, when clean-up teams arrived at a half dozen illegal camps on public lands yesterday, the occupants of three camps strung together seemed surprised they had to move....

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Tracked Down by FBI, Homeless Alaska Drug Addict Decides to Stay on Streets of Honolulu
By News Release @ 6:02 PM :: 1916 Views :: Homelessness

...  FBI and two police departments bow to orders from their lord and master, the homeless drug addict ....

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Saturday, November 7, 2020
Sand Island: DLNR Clears out 42 Homeless Camps--Nobody Accepts Housing
By News Release @ 10:08 PM :: 1736 Views :: Homelessness

...HDOT contractor engaged in the clean-up of illegal camps at Sand Island State Recreation Area report collecting 190.5 tons of trash in 3 days....

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Thursday, November 5, 2020
DLNR Steps Up Efforts to Manage Homelessness Across Public Lands
By Selected News Articles @ 9:20 PM :: 2364 Views :: Environment, Homelessness, Land Use

...“I don’t see any end in sight, really, because it just seems to have gotten worse"....

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Governor Releases 'Intent to Veto' List
By News Release @ 4:02 AM :: 3005 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Homelessness, Second Amendment

...Gov. David Ige has notified legislative leaders and key lawmakers of his Intent to Veto the following 6 measures....

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Friday, August 14, 2020
Iwilei homeless shelter to be temporary isolation and quarantine site
By News Release @ 11:06 PM :: 1824 Views :: Homelessness, COVID-19

...the postives are being kept inside and the negatives are kicked out....

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Friday, August 14, 2020
ACLU Plan for Hawaii: Massive COVID-Infested Homeless Tent Cities Everywhere -- with no sweeps
By Andrew Walden @ 6:18 PM :: 2674 Views :: Homelessness, Justice Reinvestment, COVID-19

...At 11am today, the Hawaii Supreme Court is hearing a motion from the State Public Defender’s office using COVD as an excuse to order another mass release of criminals from Hawaii’s prisons and jails....

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Tenants Being Evicted Illegally
By News Release @ 4:45 AM :: 2494 Views :: Homelessness, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...The moratorium is currently in place through August 31, 2020....

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Sunday, July 26, 2020
Attorney: Homeless Disenfranchised by all-mail voting system
By Selected News Articles @ 6:29 PM :: 2564 Views :: Maui County, Homelessness, Office of Elections

...an individual may only obtain "general delivery" for 30 days in any 12 month period. This forces such registered voters to choose between having a ballot delivered for the primary or for the general election, but not both....

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Hotels Sue to Block San Francisco’s Daily Cleaning Mandate
By Court House News @ 10:08 AM :: 2307 Views :: Homelessness, Tourism, COVID-19

...the industry groups say the law will endanger guests and employees by increasing the frequency of cleaning staff in guest rooms, creating more opportunities to catch and spread the Covid-19 virus in a confined space....

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Saturday, July 18, 2020
Statewide PIT Count: Oahu Homeless Numbers Nearly Unchanged from 2019
By News Release @ 1:07 PM :: 2112 Views :: Homelessness

...Total number of people experiencing homelessness on the night of January 22, 2020 was 4,448....

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020
DoH Uses COVID as Excuse to Quarantine 51 Homeless Frequent Flyers
By News Release @ 3:30 PM :: 2125 Views :: Homelessness, COVID-19

“...Without proper care, these individuals would likely be back on the street without treatment, would resort to going to a hospital emergency department for primary care, or rely on public safety, law enforcement, and the criminal justice systems, which do not have the capability to provide an appropriate level of care....”

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Monday, May 18, 2020
Best States for Military Retirees -- Hawaii 47th
By Selected News Articles @ 6:39 PM :: 2105 Views :: Homelessness, Military

...but Hawaii is the #1 state for homeless veterans....

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020
State Supreme Court: Victims of Homeless Criminals May Sue Those Who Enable Homelessness
By Court House News @ 5:49 PM :: 3080 Views :: Homelessness

...In the case of a bar owner who was assaulted by a homeless man illegally living in a nearby storage unit, the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled, May 5, 2020, that plaintiffs can recover damages in public nuisance suits if they have suffered individualized harm....

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Monday, April 27, 2020
City to Open Second Homeless Tent City
By News Release @ 10:34 PM :: 2365 Views :: Homelessness, COVID-19

...City to open a Provisional Outdoor Screening and Triage (POST) facility in Pearl City....

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Thursday, April 2, 2020
First Federal COVID Grants Aid Hawaii Homeless, Mass Transit
By Ed Case @ 3:24 PM :: 1964 Views :: Homelessness, COVID-19

...First Federal Emergency Grant Awards to Hawai'i to Address COVID-19 Impacts....

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Thursday, March 19, 2020
Caldwell: Homeless enforcement more important than ever
By News Release @ 10:14 PM :: 2416 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care, Homelessness

...Stored property enforcement and sidewalk nuisance enforcement to continue; HONU to continue to serve homeless population....

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020
DHHL Clears Out Another Homeless Camp
By News Release @ 5:00 AM :: 1480 Views :: Homelessness

...The enforcement action resulted in the removal of several abandoned vehicles and six truckloads of trash that included car parts, appliances, scrap metal, tires, and household items....

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