Emergency Proclamation 2015

2015 Emergency Proclamation & Supplemental Proclamations

On October 16, 2015, Governor David Ige signed an emergency proclamation related to homelessness for the purpose of establishing temporary shelter and facilitating contracting with private providers of homeless services.  On October 26, 2015, Governor Ige issued a supplemental proclamation to expand the purpose of the October 16, 2015 proclamation to include “all efforts necessary to respond to the current homeless emergency in the State of Hawaii, including, if necessary, property restoration efforts, provided further that to the greatest extent practicable and where possible, state agencies will endeavor to include a coordinated response among participating state, county, and private agencies that include: a. Establishing and maintaining good relationships with the homeless population; b. Educating the homeless population and providers of service to the homeless; c. Assisting with providing services, training, and opportunities to the homeless population; and d. Employing relocation efforts.”  Additional supplemental proclamations were issued to apply the emergency powers of the proclamation to specific projects to address homelessness in the City and County of Honolulu, County of Kauai, County of Maui, and County of Hawaii.  By law, the Governor may issue an emergency proclamation for no longer than 60 days but may issue supplementary proclamations to extend the proclamation period for additional 60-day periods. The original October 16, 2015 emergency proclamation and supplemental proclamations are available below.

A list of projects that were completed and expedited with the assistance of the emergency and supplemental proclamations is provided below.