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Organizations to assist the homeless avoid legal problems

Gov. David Ige emphasized collaboration today as he announced the launch of a pilot program called Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD), which aims to improve public safety and reduce criminal activity in Downtown Honolulu and Chinatown.

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A homeless man wakes up under the Suisan bridge in Hilo. (Photo courtesy of Sally Lundburg)

Forum on homlessness and housing in West Hawaii Tuesday (June 27)

In response to growing concerns from the community about homelessness in West Hawaii, Representative Nicole Lowen is hosting a free public forum to help residents to learn more about homelessness and housing issues in West Hawaii, and about what is being done by the State, County, and non-profit organizations to address these issues.

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Mazie K. Hirono

Hirono, Schatz announces funds for non-profits, veterans

MEDIA RELEASE Sens. Mazie K. Hirono and Brian Schatz announced U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) grants totaling $3,110,862 to seven Hawaii organizations to support programs that promote asset building, financial literacy and child care for indigenous communities. “This funding allows non-profit organizations to provide needed services to indigenous families,” said Hirono, who […]

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Mazie K. Hirono

Updates from Hirono (April 1-8)

MEDIA RELEASE HIRONO, REED, WHITEHOUSE, HINOJOSA INTRODUCE BILL TO EXPAND PELL GRANTS Sens. Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI), Jack Reed (D-RI) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) introduced the Pell Grant Protection Act, legislation that preserves and expands access to Pell Grants. Congressman Ruben Hinojosa (D-TX), the Ranking Democrat on the House Subcommittee for Higher Education and Workforce […]

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The Hawai'i Interagency Council on Homelessness (HICH) is seeking public input this month on its draft strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness in Hawai'i. HICH will be holding eight community sessions throughout the state to go over key points and get feedback on the draft of the State Plan.

Meetings to review state homelessness strategic plan Monday (March 19)

The Hawai’i Interagency Council on Homelessness (HICH) is seeking public input this month on its draft strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness in Hawai’i. HICH will be holding eight community sessions throughout the state to go over key points and get feedback on the draft of the State Plan.

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 Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced his Coordinator on Homelessness Marc Alexander has resigned to attend to personal matters but stressed that the plan to end homelessness will continue. Actions to address homelessness which are now being led by the Hawai'i Interagency Council on Homelessness (HICH) will remain on track.

State’s Coordinator on Homelessness resigns

Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced his Coordinator on Homelessness Marc Alexander has resigned to attend to personal matters but stressed that the plan to end homelessness will continue. Actions to address homelessness which are now being led by the Hawai’i Interagency Council on Homelessness (HICH) will remain on track.

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Na Kaulana Kauhale O Ulu Wini also includes on-site employment and life skills training programs, mental health services, counseling and childcare

Transitional housing project opens in West Hawaii

Na Kaulana Kauhale O Ulu Wini also includes on-site employment and life skills training programs, mental health services, counseling and childcare

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Hilo kicks off 100,000 Homes Campaign

Hilo kicks off 100,000 Homes Campaign

MEDIA RELEASE The Downtown Hilo Registry Week marked Hilo’s participation in 100,000 Homes Campaign, a national effort to house 100,000 Homeless by July 2013. Downtown Hilo was the first community to kick off this campaign in Hawaii. Fifty community volunteers outreached across the Downtown Hilo community for three mornings, Oct. 23-25, to find, identify and […]

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Abercrombie, Alexander review homelessness progress

Abercrombie, Alexander review homelessness progress

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie and his coordinator on homelessness, Marc Alexander, on Monday concluded the 90-Day Plan on Homelessness, emphasizing the importance of the ongoing partnerships created as a foundation to ending homelessness in Hawaii. “We have seen unprecedented coordination and focus on homelessness in Hawaii in the last 90 days, and this is […]

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State touts progress on homelessness plan

State touts progress on homelessness plan

MEDIA RELEASE The state is on-track in its 90-Day Plan on Homelessness. Recently the state reached the halfway point in the Plan, which focuses on creating solutions and bringing people together to address homelessness across the state. The 90-Day Plan, under the leadership of the Governor’s Coordinator on Homelessness Marc Alexander, was designed to gauge […]

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Governor reveals action plan on homelessness

Governor reveals action plan on homelessness

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie and his Coordinator on Homelessness Marc Alexander have announced a comprehensive 90-Day Plan, a critical step in their overall mission to end homelessness in Hawaii. “We have to be coordinated and collaborative in our approach to homelessness so we can face this challenge as a society. This plan is about […]

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Alexander named state coordinator on homelessness

Alexander named state coordinator on homelessness

MEDIA RELEASE Stressing his commitment to end homelessness in Hawaii, Gov. Neil Abercrombie has announced the appointment of Marc Alexander as the Governor’s Coordinator on Homelessness. Alexander will be the lead person on Abercrombie’s efforts to end homelessness. Alexander will work with state and federal agencies, community programs and foundations, and the business community to […]

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Inouye: 'If we cannot help those without hope, without friends, without family, we have failed'

West Hawaii emergency homeless shelter blessed

Inouye: ‘If we cannot help those without hope, without friends, without family, we have failed’

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Senate veterans hearing shut down due to partisan obstruction

Senate veterans hearing shut down due to partisan obstruction

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Akaka (D-HI), chairman of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, held a hearing Wednesday, March 24 on VA’s plan to end veteran homelessness in the next five years. It is estimated more than 100,000 veterans – including at least 800 in Hawaii – are homeless in the United States on any […]

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