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Thursday, April 18, 2024
City’s DMV employees gearing up for LGBTQ+ sensitivity training
By News Release @ 4:37 PM :: 184 Views :: Homelessness, Law Enforcement

... employees will be trained to use an individual’s chosen names and preferred gender pronouns when renewing a Hawaiʻi driver’s license or motor vehicle registration ....

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Saturday, April 13, 2024
City Closing Ulehawa Beach Park to Clean Tons of Homeless Tent City Garbage
By News Release @ 10:19 PM :: 546 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

... beaches along the Waianae Coast have been taken over by a 20-mile-long homeless camp.  This is just one mile ....

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Thursday, April 4, 2024
HONU Housing Less Than One Homeless Per Day
By News Release @ 4:50 AM :: 1220 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

... for the past 153 days HONU connected 119 clients with shelter or supportive housing ....

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Monday, February 12, 2024
Kaheohe 'comprehensive' homeless solution houses only 34 people
By News Release @ 3:25 PM :: 1234 Views :: Homelessness

... This kauhale will provide housing for approximately 34 people at a time, including 24-7 security, intake/management staff, and peer support ....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2024
U.S. Supreme Court to hear challenge on homelessness ordinance ban
By Selected News Articles @ 3:25 PM :: 1066 Views :: Homelessness

... The U.S. Supreme Court announced it would hear a landmark challenge to an earlier ruling preventing enforcement of anti-camping ordinances ....

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Wednesday, December 20, 2023
Mizuno Quits House to Become Homeless Czar
By News Release @ 11:00 PM :: 1369 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Homelessness, Politicians

... A successor for Mizuno who has served in the House (HD29) since 2006 and has been in public service for more than 32 years will be named within 60 days .... 

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Saturday, December 9, 2023
Bums Invade Army Base, MPs Respond
By News Release @ 1:11 AM :: 1500 Views :: Homelessness, Military

... forces to clear waste and debris from a sizable homeless encampment in Kīpapa Gulch, along Kamehameha Highway....

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Tuesday, November 28, 2023
DLNR: Demolition of Uncle Billy's Hotel Begins Today
By News Release @ 12:26 PM :: 1084 Views :: Homelessness, Tourism

... For the last few years, drug addicts had been living in the dilapidated structure ....

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Tuesday, October 10, 2023
DLNR Implementing 'Civil Resource Violation System'
By News Release @ 4:38 PM :: 1878 Views :: Environment, Homelessness, Law Enforcement

... Hawai‘i is the third state to implement a CRVS, after Vermont and Oregon ....

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Sunday, October 1, 2023
New Shelter Built to Keep Lahaina Homeless out of Burn Zone
By News Release @ 6:29 PM :: 1532 Views :: Maui County, Homelessness

... multiple military-grade tents, that can house a total of approximately 150 people ....

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Thursday, September 28, 2023
Blangiardi statement in opposition to ACLU Lawsuit
By News Release @ 6:29 AM :: 1751 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

"... we cannot ignore the tremendous and ongoing burden being borne by communities who are dealing with those who refuse help ...."

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Monday, September 25, 2023
Hawaii Ranks 4th for Homeless per Capita
By Selected News Articles @ 7:37 PM :: 2500 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

... must be an undercount ....

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Monday, September 18, 2023
Green Orders 24-Hour Bum Patrol at Uncle Billy's Hotel
By News Release @ 9:12 PM :: 1854 Views :: Hawaii County , Homelessness, Drugs

... Vegetation around the property has been cleared and a perimeter fence has been constructed. However, several breaches of the newly installed fence have already occurred ....

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Tuesday, August 22, 2023
HHFDC: 900 Housing Options for Fire Victims
By News Release @ 11:51 PM :: 1624 Views :: Maui County, Homelessness

... HHFDC housing referral program ends first week with 900-plus dwelling options for displaced Maui residents; Governor Green urges more property owners to participate ....

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Tuesday, August 22, 2023
ACLU Demands Injunction to Protect Massive Festering Homeless Tent Cities
By News Release @ 3:21 PM :: 2108 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

... the homeless are sacred cows ....

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Saturday, August 5, 2023
Fence to keep Homeless Drug Addicts and Criminals out of Uncle Billy's
By News Release @ 4:32 AM :: 2464 Views :: Hawaii County , Homelessness, Tourism

... While the Emergency Proclamation issued by Governor Josh Green, M.D., on July 18, removes and/or expedites some of the  regulatory processes associated with a project of this magnitude it does not exempt a demolition contractor from securing material disposal certificates and other regulatory permits. A demolisher has not been chosen yet through the established procurement process. ...

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Thursday, August 3, 2023
Queens Hospital Bum Flop Stays Full
By News Release @ 1:38 PM :: 2595 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness

... 15 patients come off the homeless merry go round for a while ....

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Thursday, July 27, 2023
ACLU Lawsuit Seeks to Protect Massive Festering Homeless Tent Cities
By News Release @ 3:42 AM :: 2483 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

... asks the court to stop the City’s targeted enforcement actions—including sweeps, citations, and arrests—that disrupt and disenfranchise houseless people, unless and until there is adequate shelter ....

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Wednesday, July 19, 2023
Green Emergency Order: Sweep Homeless Drug Addicts out of Uncle Billy's and Demolish Hotel
By News Release @ 3:52 AM :: 2394 Views :: Hawaii County , Homelessness, Tourism, Drugs

... The Hawaii Police Department has responded to 6,479 calls for service/incidents in the area from September, 2018, to April, 2023, with an estimated cost for responding to these calls ranges from $319,000 to $459,000 ....

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Tuesday, July 18, 2023
Green Signs Emergency Proclamation on Housing
By News Release @ 3:41 AM :: 2231 Views :: Development, Homelessness, Land Use

...“This emergency proclamation is one of the largest state-level housing actions anywhere in the country in years, if not decades," said Senator Stanley Chang, chair of the Senate Committee on Housing....

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Monday, July 17, 2023
After Ulehawa Beach Murder, Waianae Reps Demand Immediate Homeless Sweep
By News Release @ 8:40 PM :: 1984 Views :: Homelessness

"...It is crucial for the well-being and security of Leeward Coast residents that this area remains cleared and safe...."

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Sunday, July 9, 2023
New law could help resolve Maui’s axis deer problem
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:08 PM :: 1855 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Homelessness

... venison for the homeless ....

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Friday, July 7, 2023
Homeless Medical Respite Fills up in One Month
By News Release @ 4:52 AM :: 1608 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care, Homelessness

... 13 total intakes, 3 patient discharges, and a total of 189 unduplicated shower uses from members of the surrounding community during the first month of project operation ....

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Thursday, June 22, 2023
Green Pours Millions into Housing
By Selected News Articles @ 4:33 PM :: 2148 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Homelessness, Cost of Living

... "We are working with our colleagues, possibly in the next couple of weeks, you will see this housing declaration of emergency, similarly to address some of the bottlenecks on housing," Green said. ....

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Monday, June 12, 2023
Homeless Shut Down Diamond Head State Park
By News Release @ 12:33 AM :: 2493 Views :: Homelessness, Tourism

... DLNR removed a water hose being used to siphon water into an encampment of meth addicts on the lower slopes of Diamond Head ....

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Saturday, May 27, 2023
Green Opens First Homeless 'Kauhale'
By News Release @ 4:24 AM :: 2963 Views :: Homelessness

... The 10-unit village is being constructed by nonprofit HomeAid Hawaii in the mauka-most section of the Department of Health parking lot, will be completely fenced and will have 24-hour private security ....

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Thursday, May 11, 2023
Oahu Homeless PIT Count--59% Unsheltered
By News Release @ 11:27 PM :: 2113 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

... 4,028 people experiencing homelessness on O‘ahu on the night of January 22, 2023 ....

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Friday, April 28, 2023
VIDEO: Rep Elijah Pierick Responds to Drag Queen Story Hour
By Video @ 2:59 AM :: 2941 Views :: Family, Homelessness

... set for Saturday at Aala Park ....

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Thursday, April 27, 2023
‘Drag Mother and Daughter Duo’ to Star at Aala Park Drag Queen Story Hour for Homeless Children
By News Release @ 9:59 PM :: 3267 Views :: Family, Homelessness

... drag queens may experience difficulty when reaching out to vulnerable children in the projects ....

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Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Point-in-Time 2023: Homelessness Up Sharply in Hawaii, Kauai Counties
By News Release @ 5:35 PM :: 2849 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

... Hawai`i and Kaua`i counties realized 20 and 10 percent increases respectively in total homelessness driven largely by increases in unsheltered homelessness, while Maui declined five percent overall ....

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Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Reimagining Tourism: DLNR Police Sweep Bums out of Uncle Billy's Hotel--Again
By News Release @ 5:52 PM :: 1758 Views :: Hawaii County , Homelessness

... DLNR pays $9000/mo for ‘security’ at Uncle Billy’s and somehow can’t keep the bums out.  Obviously this raid is timed to support the DLNR’s request for $12.5M to demolish Uncle Billy’s.  First Rule of Bureaucracy: “Maintain the problem” ....

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Saturday, March 11, 2023
Supreme Court Says 'No' to Homeless Camps on Ag Land
By News Release @ 1:11 AM :: 2093 Views :: Agriculture, Homelessness, Land Use

... Hawaiʻi law expressly excludes overnight camps from the definition of permitted uses on Class A and B agricultural lands ....

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Friday, February 10, 2023
Hawaii: Third Highest Proportion of Unsheltered Homeless
By Selected News Articles @ 11:48 AM :: 2807 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

... 62.7% of Hawaii homeless are unsheltered .... 

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Sunday, January 29, 2023
Don't let emergency orders become the norm
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:33 PM :: 927 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Homelessness

... bureaucracy and red tape have become a major barrier to affordable housing in Hawaii ....

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Saturday, January 28, 2023
Green Signs Homeless Emergency Proclamation--Amends it Three Days Later
By News Release @ 8:00 PM :: 2473 Views :: Homelessness

"...We amended our homelessness emergency proclamation to reflect guardrails that will ensure we don’t have to choose between our kuleana to culture and land...."

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Thursday, January 26, 2023
Full Text: 2023 State of the Judiciary Address
By News Release @ 2:46 AM :: 1681 Views :: Homelessness, Judiciary, Drugs

"We implement programs to address the root causes of recidivism . . . such as drug use and mental illness . . . and to respond to other urgent community needs. We embrace this expanded role.”

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Thursday, January 12, 2023
City accepting resumes for Executive Director, Office of Housing and Homelessness
By News Release @ 3:13 AM :: 1560 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

... HOU is responsible for coordinating and directing the development, preparation, and implementation of plans and programs relating to affordable housing and homelessness ....

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Monday, December 5, 2022
Green: My Inauguration Unites State as One
By News Release @ 6:22 PM :: 2272 Views :: DHHL, Hawaii State Government, Homelessness

... Governor Green recently announced the appointments of key cabinet and executive staff leadership roles, signaling the most expeditious assembling of a gubernatorial administration in the state’s history (behind a Carpenters Union chief of Staff) ....

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Saturday, November 19, 2022
DLNR Sweeps 'til Na Pali Coast 'devoid of craziness and trash'
By News Release @ 4:30 AM :: 2236 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Homelessness

... In October a team hauled out 820-pounds of rubbish in three helicopter sling loads ....

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Sunday, October 23, 2022
Green announces plan to address homelessness
By News Release @ 8:52 PM :: 2026 Views :: Homelessness

... kauhale communities are already thriving in Waianae and Waimanalo, with the ten more intended for Oahu ....

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Saturday, October 15, 2022
DLNR Sweeps Sand Island Homeless Drug Addict Camp (again)
By News Release @ 2:29 AM :: 1706 Views :: Homelessness

... the growing population of homeless people have reduced the desire for access and have made the area unsavory for paddlers, because of loose dogs, frequent fights, and other misconduct ....

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Thursday, October 6, 2022
Hawaii’s all-mail voting system a barrier for unhoused, non-English speakers
By Center for Public Integrity @ 4:07 PM :: 2067 Views :: Homelessness, Office of Elections

... without a permanent address, the homeless can’t receive a mailed ballot ....

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Saturday, July 23, 2022
Hawaii: Pain in Paradise
By Selected News Articles @ 4:34 PM :: 2238 Views :: Homelessness, Cost of Living

... There is no clearer example of left-wing policies turning paradise into a nightmare ....

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Friday, June 3, 2022
How to increase housing and ease homelessness in Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:26 PM :: 1765 Views :: Homelessness, Cost of Living

... six major layers of housing regulation: the state Land Use Commission, county plans, community plans, county zoning, special management area permitting and the historic districts ....

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Friday, May 20, 2022
Oahu Unsheltered Homeless Count Remains Near Record Level
By News Release @ 3:55 AM :: 2559 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 :: 2762 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 :: 1774 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 :: 3853 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 :: 2083 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 :: 3265 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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