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The County of Hawai'i is joining hands with the State of Hawai'i, the faith-based community, non-profits, businesses and other concerned citizens to address the island’s homelessness crisis, Mayor Harry Kim said. The County is working collaboratively on a comprehensive program with the ultimate goal of transitioning homeless people of our island from temporary shelters to affordable housing and jobs.

Homeless problem to be worked on by several groups

The County of Hawai’i is joining hands with the State of Hawai’i, the faith-based community, non-profits, businesses and other concerned citizens to address the island’s homelessness crisis, Mayor Harry Kim said. The County is working collaboratively on a comprehensive program with the ultimate goal of transitioning homeless people of our island from temporary shelters to […]

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Governor Ige signs emergency proclamation to address homelessness statewide

Gov. David Ige today signed an emergency proclamation that enables the state to quickly funnel money toward the facilitation of: (1) rapid construction of a temporary shelter for homeless families; (2) the immediate extension of existing contracts for homeless services; and (3) an immediate increase in funding for programs that promote immediate housing.

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Zontian Debbie Shigehara orchestrates creating "Move in Packs" with HOPE volunteers. The packs will help formerly homeless folks get started in new homes.

Hilo Zontians craft their way to $10,000 gift to HOPE Services

Almost 30 Hilo Zontians took part in the workday April 28 as part of the Weinberg Friends Program. In return for the sweat equity, Zonta became the conduit of $10,000 of Weinberg funds to HOPE.

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Review state homelessness strategic plan

Review state homelessness strategic plan

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Interagency Council on Homelessness (HICH) is seeking public input this month on its draft strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness in Hawaii. HICH will host eight community sessions throughout the state to go over key points and get feedback on the draft of the State Plan. It is posted online […]

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Senators Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) and Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii) praised a U.S. Department of Labor decision to award a total of $593,000 in second year extended funding to two established Hawaii community service organizations that help homeless veterans reintegrate into the workforce and establish productive civilian careers.

Hawaii receives $593K to help homeless veterans

Senators Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) and Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii) praised a U.S. Department of Labor decision to award a total of $593,000 in second year extended funding to two established Hawaii community service organizations that help homeless veterans reintegrate into the workforce and establish productive civilian careers.

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Reiterating his commitment to end homelessness in Hawai'i, Governor Neil Abercrombie and his Coordinator on Homelessness Marc Alexander today announced a new initiative for people who want to offer assistance to individuals who may be without shelter.

Gov Abercrombie announces new plan to help the homeless

Reiterating his commitment to end homelessness in Hawai’i, Governor Neil Abercrombie and his Coordinator on Homelessness Marc Alexander today announced a new initiative for people who want to offer assistance to individuals who may be without shelter.

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Grant to help homeless veterans in Hawaii

Grant to help homeless veterans in Hawaii

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sens. Daniel K. Akaka, Chairman of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, and Daniel K. Inouye, Chairman of the Appropriations Committee, have announced Mental Health America of Hawaii will receive a $300,000 federal grant to help homeless women veterans and homeless veterans with families in Hawaii. “This funding for homeless veterans in Hawaii will […]

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State initiatives continue to address homeless situation

State initiatives continue to address homeless situation

MEDIA RELEASE Initiatives to address the homeless problem in Hawaii have doubled under the Lingle-Aiona Administration. The improvements are reflected in the latest statistics from the state’s Homeless Management Information System, which provides an unduplicated count of homeless individuals over a 12-month period. In fiscal year 2009, 4,043 persons were moved into permanent housing through […]

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Bills advance on military homelessness, health care

Bills advance on military homelessness, health care

MEDIA RELEASE The Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, chaired by Daniel K. Akaka (D-HI), approved comprehensive legislation to respond to potential environmental hazard exposures on military installations, expand efforts to reduce veteran homelessness, and strengthen VA health care. Akaka’s military exposure legislation would provide care for individuals exposed to environmental hazards at Camp Lejeune and Atsugi […]

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Big Island scoop for emergency food, shelter programs

Big Island scoop for emergency food, shelter programs

MEDIA RELEASE Congresswoman Mazie K. Hirono has announced the awarding of $485,827 in U.S. Department of Homeland Security grant funding to help island agencies feed the hungry, shelter the homeless as well as prevent hunger and homelessness during next fiscal year. This federal grant is being awarded through the Department Homeland Security’s Emergency Food and […]

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Christmas Wish Program asks for donations

MEDIA RELEASE The Christmas Wish Program is hosting a holiday party with Santa for 300 of the Big Island’s homeless keiki. Organizers hope parties on the Big Island and on Oahu will make the holidays special for more than 450 homeless children. The Christmas Wish Program is run entirely by volunteers and relies on donations […]

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Hotel employees giving back; residents making the most of second chances

HIUW donors get creative raising funds

Hotel employees giving back; residents making the most of second chances

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