For the full report, please visit:

Homelessness Awareness Month 2022

Posted on Oct 31, 2022 in Main, News

November is Homelessness Awareness Month in the State of Hawai’i. In addition, the County of Hawai’i recognizes November as Housing Awareness Month, and the week of November 12th – 20th is recognized nationally as Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Throughout the month, advocates and providers statewide will be hosting a range of events and initiatives ...
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The State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 provided critical stopgap funding to Hawaii’s local governments. Some State Fiscal Recovery Funds were used to support or expand existing services and programs during the 2021-2023 biennium. This policy brief outlines the impact of State Fiscal Recovery Funds on homeless ...
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To read the full report, visit: This report was prepared by Lindsay Apperson, MPP Candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School, through the Joint Center for Housing Studies’ Housing and Community Development Fellowship. Support was provided by Emma Grochowsky, Special Assistant in the Office on Homelessness and Housing Solutions. We’d like to thank all those ...
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To learn more, please view past infographics in the gallery below, or visit the ‘Ohana Zones section of our website.

County Council Website Navigation Guide

Posted on Mar 13, 2022 in Main

Advocacy on legislative matters can be overwhelming and it can be difficult to know where to start. Our office’s practicum students from the UH School of Social Work & Public Health have put together helpful navigation guides for each of the four County Council websites. Please check out your County Council’s website navigation guide to ...
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There are nearly 3,600 students identified in unstable housing across the State of Hawaii, and families experiencing unstable housing have rights under the McKinney-Vento Act to ensure their children continue uninterrupted access to education and services. Our student interns from the UH Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health created this page to highlight some ...
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Posted on Oct 27, 2021 in Main, News

I received an eviction notice from my landlord.  What should I do? Contact the State Landlord-Tenant Hotline (808-586-2634) or a legal services agency, such as the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii (808-536-4302), to seek information about your rights as a tenant.  Please know that the landlord-tenant law has changed due to the impact of Act ...


Posted on Aug 29, 2021 in Main, News

The lack of a valid government identification document (I.D.), or vital documents needed to obtain an I.D. card, can be a huge barrier to housing and employment for many people experiencing homelessness.   Please read below for information on resources to assist with obtaining valid government I.D. or other related vital documents (e.g. Social Security Card, ...


Posted on Aug 25, 2021 in Main