The State of Hawai’i will work to reduce homeless and to support the needs of people experiencing homelessness.
This goal, in part, is measured through the annual Statewide Homeless Point in Time Count, which is conducted in January of each year by the Continua of Care (CoCs) — Partners in Care on Oahu, and Bridging the Gap on the islands of Maui, Kaua’i, and Hawai’i. Point in Time Count data from 2005 to 2020 is illustrated in the dashboard below. Between 2016 and 2020, the state has experienced a 18.5% overall decrease in homeless individuals as identified in the Point in Time Count – a decrease of 1,463 people. Point in Time count data for 2021 reflects only a sheltered homeless count, and does not reflect an accurate estimate of the total number of people experiencing homelessness statewide. A full count – including both sheltered and unsheltered persons – is scheduled for January 2022 and will be conducted by the CoCs for their separate, respective communities.