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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 :: 646 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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Tuesday, June 09, 2020
PIT Count: Oahu Homeless Numbers Nearly Unchanged from 2019
By News Release @ 1:07 PM :: 474 Views :: Homelessness

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

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Monday, May 18, 2020
Best States for Military Retirees -- Hawaii 47th
By Selected News Articles @ 6:39 PM :: 634 Views :: Homelessness, Military

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

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Wednesday, May 06, 2020
State Supreme Court: Victims of Homeless Criminals May Sue Those Who Enable Homelessness
By Court House News @ 5:49 PM :: 1508 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 :: 628 Views :: Homelessness, COVID-19

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

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Thursday, April 02, 2020
First Federal COVID Grants Aid Hawaii Homeless, Mass Transit
By Ed Case @ 3:24 PM :: 619 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 :: 676 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 :: 558 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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Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Quality of Life? Residents Say Honolulu Ranks 391st
By News Release @ 10:01 AM :: 1392 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Cost of Living

... 1 in 4 Honolulu residents say they plan to be gone by 2025 ....

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
What’s Really Driving the Homelessness Crisis?
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:59 PM :: 1321 Views :: Homelessness

...There has been remarkably little clarity on this key question....

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Saturday, February 08, 2020
Makuu: Homeless Move onto Abandoned DHHL Leaseholds, Set up Auto Junkyard
By News Release @ 12:27 AM :: 1299 Views :: Hawaii County , DHHL, Homelessness

...Over the past six months, the Department has removed unpermitted structures, unauthorized campers, and abandoned vehicles from Kalaeloa, Anahola, Hanapepe, King’s Landing, and other locations statewide....

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Tuesday, February 04, 2020
After Diamond Head Attack--Lawmakers Propose Gun Control and Mental Health Bills
By News Release @ 9:19 PM :: 1216 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness, Law Enforcement

...SB2505: Requires & appropriates funds for DOH to establish a continuum of stabilization beds statewide for non-forensic patients with substance abuse or mental health disorders....

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Sunday, January 26, 2020
Where The Homeless Are--Oahu 'Heat Map'
By News Release @ 4:27 PM :: 2326 Views :: Homelessness

...Partners in Care Releases ‘Heat Map’ of Homeless Camps Based on 2020 PIT Survey....

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Thursday, January 16, 2020
Homeless deaths increase on O‘ahu Because They are not Being Forced into Shelters
By News Release @ 5:23 PM :: 1331 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Homelessness

...The average age of death amongst this vulnerable population here on O‘ahu was 54.4 years old....

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Family of Murdered Woman Demands Action Against Homeless Criminal Camp Near Whitmore Village
By News Release @ 1:02 AM :: 1968 Views :: Honolulu County, Agriculture, Homelessness, Law Enforcement, Drugs

"...ADC acknowledged that there is some criminal activity going on but said they did not want to send sheriffs there and clear it out because criminals would just come back...."

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Friday, January 10, 2020
'Rest Stop' Serves Homeless 68,000 Times--Only 92 Accept Housing
By News Release @ 11:48 PM :: 1261 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...92 people have been placed into housing as a direct result of the consultation they received when visiting the Pūnāwai Rest Stop. Along with housing, 35 individuals have found employment through the services offered at Pūnāwai, and another 10 people have entered into substance abuse treatment....

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Saturday, January 04, 2020
Hawaii Homelessness Summit 2020 set for Capitol
By News Release @ 2:38 PM :: 1157 Views :: Homelessness

...Meanwhile  -- ANOTHER Homeless Alleged Rapist Arrested -- Attacks in Honolulu Office Building....

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019
DLNR: Only 3 Bums Ticketed in Latest Napali Coast Sweep
By News Release @ 11:45 PM :: 1708 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Homelessness, Law Enforcement

...For decades this section of the state’s largest wilderness park had a wild west atmosphere, with illegal campers and often-times their huge, trashy campsites marring the experience and the environment....

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Homelessness: Ige Signs Seventh Emergency Proclamation
By News Release @ 3:16 AM :: 890 Views :: Homelessness

...Ige signed the first emergency proclamation for homelessness on Dec. 14, 2018....

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Monday, December 16, 2019
Homelessness: Kauai LEAD Program Launches
By News Release @ 1:06 AM :: 1018 Views :: Kauai County, Homelessness

...pilot project deals with substance abuse, homelessness and low-level crime....

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Surfing the Nations - Transforming Wahiawa and the World
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:33 AM :: 1329 Views :: Homelessness, Religion

...Whether taking their surfboards to do diplomacy in North Korea or feeding the homeless in Wahiawa, the nonprofit Surfing the Nations is having an impact.... 

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Thursday, November 14, 2019
LEAD: Homeless Law Enforcement Program Spreads to Big Island
By News Release @ 5:29 PM :: 1362 Views :: Homelessness, Drugs

... The Big Island Substance Abuse Council (BISAC) will operate the pilot project ....

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Hawaii Sitting on $281M Unspent Federal Welfare Block Grant
By Selected News Articles @ 8:28 PM :: 1805 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...Idea: Use the money to FORCE the homeless into shelter with drug treatment and mental health care....

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Monday, November 04, 2019
Rep Mizuno calls on AG Barr to Investigate NY Homeless ‘Exports’
By News Release @ 11:10 PM :: 1810 Views :: Homelessness

...NYC secretly exports homeless to Hawaii....

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Monday, November 04, 2019
Honolulu Highest Homeless Veteran Count in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 2:41 PM :: 1650 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness, Military

...Honolulu Homeless Veterans per Veteran Population tied for worst in USA -- 46 times higher than first place Virginia Beach, VA....

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Thursday, October 31, 2019
HCDA Kakaako Park Transferred to City
By News Release @ 3:34 PM :: 1481 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...16 parcels, including 3 roadways and numerous other public facilities located within an approximately 41-acre, makai section of Kaka‘ako....

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Sunday, October 27, 2019
NYC secretly exports homeless to Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 2:42 AM :: 2676 Views :: Homelessness

...the Big Apple has sent local homeless families to 373 cities across the country with a full year of rent in their pockets....

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Kea'au Beach Park Meth Camp: Luxury Cars, Boats, and Jet Skis Bulldozed
By News Release @ 5:30 PM :: 2458 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Drugs

... Its hard being a tweeker ....

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
First 'Ohana Zone' Homeless Shelter opens in Hilo
By News Release @ 1:22 PM :: 1354 Views :: Hawaii County , Homelessness

...There are 25 emergency shelter beds available in the initial phase. At full operation, the shelter will provide 50 emergency shelter beds for single men....

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019
'Gravely Disabled' Homeless Forced Into Mental Health Care in More States 
By Selected News Articles @ 3:19 PM :: 1527 Views :: Homelessness

"...The ACLU of Hawaii declined an interview request...."

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Monday, September 09, 2019
The Experience of Homeless, Runaway and Other Street Youth on O‘ahu
By News Release @ 8:46 PM :: 2067 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...Hawai‘i’s 2017 homeless point-in-time count reported 319 unaccompanied youth, with 82.0% of these youth living unsheltered....

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Friday, August 23, 2019
Homelessness: Ige Issues 5th Supplementary Emergency Proclamation
By News Release @ 9:43 PM :: 1469 Views :: Homelessness

...to support the development of additional affordable housing for people transitioning out of homelessness....

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019
Death Gets 373 Homeless off Streets
By News Release @ 9:47 PM :: 2549 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...373 people who were considered homeless at the time of their deaths have died on O‘ahu from 2014 through 2018....

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019
‘Housing First’ Gets 450 Homeless off Streets
By News Release @ 9:36 PM :: 2481 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...91 percent of Honolulu’s Housing First clients came into the program as chronically homeless, and over 60 percent came directly from living on the streets....

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Thursday, May 30, 2019
First Dialysis Center Coming to Micronesia?
By News Release @ 5:47 PM :: 1988 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness

...Request for Proposals: Pohnpei State Hemodialysis Project....

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Friday, May 10, 2019
Wahiawa Hospital: New Partnership Supports Mental Health Needs
By News Release @ 8:28 PM :: 2060 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness

...there may be as many as 30 stabilization beds at WGH by early next year....

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019
PIT: Homelessness Down 21% on Big Island -- Volcano Forces Homeless to Accept Shelter
By News Release @ 3:14 AM :: 4192 Views :: Hawaii County , Kauai County, Maui County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...Madame Pele shows the way to solve homelessness--APPLY MORE FORCE....

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Friday, April 05, 2019
9th Circuit: City Can Only Enforce Sleeping Ban if Shelter Available
By Robert Thomas @ 10:48 PM :: 3550 Views :: Homelessness

"...the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment bars a city from prosecuting people criminally for sleeping outside on public property when those people have no home or other shelter to go to...."

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Monday, March 04, 2019
City-Funded Survey Tries Out Excuses for Tax Hikes
By News Release @ 5:18 PM :: 2786 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Taxes

...Residents were presented with a list of eight potential projects and asked their level of support for each, even if it involved raising taxes or fees....

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Oahu 12% More Homeless Refuse Shelter
By News Release @ 10:32 PM :: 3663 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...the number of homeless in shelters is down 19%....

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Hawaii Senators' Favorite Mafia Hitman Loses Home to Foreclosure
By Andrew Walden @ 8:42 PM :: 6884 Views :: Ethics, Homelessness, Politicians

...Yoon took out two mortgages for a total of $739,660 written on the same day, exactly 13 days after the HFFF fundraiser, and not recorded in Hawaii for over a year....

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Friday, February 01, 2019
Looking for housing in all the wrong places
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:19 PM :: 2376 Views :: Homelessness, Cost of Living

...House Bill 1315 proposes an amendment to the Hawaii Constitution that would enshrine a “right” to housing....

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Bum Patrol: City Extends Park Security Contract
By News Release @ 5:10 PM :: 2607 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Law Enforcement

...Four-month extension lasting until mid-May....

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Harassed by Drugged-out Shelter–Refusers, Iolani Palace to close early--Children's Center may Shut Down
By News Release @ 12:57 AM :: 3719 Views :: Homelessness, Drugs

...there have been increasing issues with vandalism including damage to a palace window and graffiti on historic structures. This is a result of night time vagrancy and items such as hypodermic needles being left on the grass....

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Thursday, January 10, 2019
Caldwell, Green Bless Iwilei Homeless Magnet
By News Release @ 11:42 PM :: 2284 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...designed to make refusing shelter easier....

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Friday, January 04, 2019
Bum Patrol: Security Contract Expands to Windward, North Shore Parks
By News Release @ 3:56 PM :: 2863 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...There are 18 District IV parks covered under this contract, which goes into effect on Friday, Jan. 4....

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Homelessness: Hawaii has 4th Largest Increase and 4th Largest Decrease
By News Release @ 3:03 PM :: 3171 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness
  • #4 -- HAWAII 460 / 7.6% increase 2007-2018
  • #4 -- HAWAII -690 / -9.6% decrease 2017-2018
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Friday, December 14, 2018
Ige Signs Emergency Proclamation to Build Homeless 'Ohana Zones
By News Release @ 8:44 PM :: 2512 Views :: Homelessness

...The emergency proclamation will focus on accelerating the completion of housing projects for individuals and families exiting homelessness. It will also help to expand shelter capacity and access to services, especially for unsheltered homeless individuals....

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Thursday, December 13, 2018
Honolulu Bum Patrol Extended City Cites 'Good Results'
By News Release @ 8:27 PM :: 3486 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Law Enforcement

...Good results so far at nine urban parks under the 24/7 security pilot project....

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Charitable? Hawaii Ranks 46th
By Selected News Articles @ 3:52 PM :: 2216 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...WalletHub determined the most charitable of the 50 states by comparing them across 18 key indicators of charitable behavior....

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