Homelessness

The Homelessness Crisis Continues Homelessness has become a rapid growing problem in Hawaii.  With 487 homeless per 100,000 people we retain the highest rate per capita in the nation, and bills like “Sit and Lie” have done nothing but drive the rate up higher and move populations around the island. In fact from 2014 through 2015, time after the bill was enacted, the rate of homelessness increased by 46 percent.  According to The Economist measures like this end up resulting in more jail time for those breaking the law, which causes a drain on city & county funding and...

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