Saturday, May 18, 2024
Hawai'i Free Press

Current Articles | Archives

Monday, May 7, 2018
Homeless Count Drops 10% Statewide as More are Pressured to Accept Shelter
By News Release @ 10:37 PM :: 4365 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

GOVERNOR IGE CONGRATULATES PROVIDERS ON SECOND CONSECUTIVE DECREASE IN STATEWIDE HOMELESS COUNT

News Release from Office of the Governor, May 7, 2018

HONOLULU – Hawai‘i’s homeless population has decreased for the second consecutive year and homelessness on O‘ahu decreased for the first time since 2009. The annual Point in Time count — a census of people experiencing homelessness — showed a nearly 10 percent overall decrease in the number of homeless individuals across the state compared with the same period last year, and a 9.4 percent decrease on O‘ahu.

The 2018 count found 6,530 homeless individuals across Hawai‘i compared with 7,220 in 2017. On O‘ahu, the 2018 count found 4,495 homeless individuals compared with 4,959 in 2017.

“This validates that our comprehensive program for reducing homelessness is working. Our focus on Housing First, putting homeless individuals in permanent housing and offering services, is decreasing homelessness across the board,” Gov. Ige said. “Collaborating with Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell and our mayors across the state, and coordinating county, state and federal programs have resulted in drops in homelessness the last two years. We stayed the course and gave our programs time to build momentum, and we are now seeing the results.”

Every county experienced a decrease in homelessness. Kaua‘i County saw the largest decrease at 28.9 percent, O‘ahu saw a 9.4 percent decrease, Hawai‘i County saw an 8.8 percent decrease, and Maui County saw a 2.6 percent decline.

PDF: 2018 COMBINED STATEWIDE DRAFT PIT – Topline overview report FINAL

LINK: 2011 -2017 PIT Data

Coverage:

 

Links

TEXT "follow HawaiiFreePress" to 40404

Register to Vote

2aHawaii

Aloha Pregnancy Care Center

AntiPlanner

Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A Place for Women in Waipio

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Broken Trust

Build More Hawaiian Homes Working Group

Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii

Cliff Slater's Second Opinion

DVids Hawaii

FIRE

Fix Oahu!

Frontline: The Fixers

Genetic Literacy Project

Grassroot Institute

Habele.org

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Report

Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

Hawaii Catholic TV

Hawaii Christian Coalition

Hawaii Cigar Association

Hawaii ConCon Info

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii Legal News

Hawaii Legal Short-Term Rental Alliance

Hawaii Matters

Hawaii Military History

Hawaii's Partnership for Appropriate & Compassionate Care

Hawaii Public Charter School Network

Hawaii Rifle Association

Hawaii Shippers Council

Hawaii Together

HiFiCo

Hiram Fong Papers

Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

Honolulu Navy League

Honolulu Traffic

House Minority Blog

Imua TMT

Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

July 4 in Hawaii

Land and Power in Hawaii

Lessons in Firearm Education

Lingle Years

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

MentalIllnessPolicy.org

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

NAMI Hawaii

Natatorium.org

National Parents Org Hawaii

NFIB Hawaii News

NRA-ILA Hawaii

Obookiah

OHA Lies

Opt Out Today

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

Practical Policy Institute of Hawaii

Pritchett Cartoons

Pro-GMO Hawaii

RailRipoff.com

Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

School Choice in Hawaii

SenatorFong.com

Talking Tax

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

Waagey.org

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii