Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Honolulu's Homeless Solutions: Tickets, Property Confiscation....

From 2013.  One of the efforts that has fallen short, as Mayor Kirk Campbell admits

Honolulu Shores Up Tourism With Crackdown on Homeless.  (The New York Times, 6/22/2014)

The housing part of it almost seems an after-thoughtIn addition to seizing the belongings of homeless people, Honolulu is closing public parks at night and banning tents and lean-tos in public spaces. The City Council last week began debating legislation that would authorize the police to roust anyone found lying or sleeping on a sidewalk or in a public space; a second law would impose fines of up to $1,000, or 30 days in jail, for public urination or defecation in the beachfront neighborhood of Waikiki. The council also authorized a $47 million program to create low-cost housing.

Homeless service organizations  in Hawaii.

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