There are a number of resources to provide further information related to the issue of homelessness, both locally and nationally. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact (808) 586-0193 or [email protected] for more information.
Resources for Homeless Services
Continua of Care
The Continua of Care (CoCs) administer federal funding related to homelessness, and oversee the Coordinated Entry System for homeless resources, such as Permanent Supportive Housing, Rapid Rehousing, and Transitional Housing. There are two CoCs for Hawai’i — Partners in Care for the island of Oahu, and Bridging the Gap for the islands of Hawai’i, Maui, and Kaua’i. To learn more, please click on the links below.
Department of Human Services Homeless and Housing Programs
A growing segment of the homeless population is made up of individuals aged 51 and older. For more information about the needs of homeless seniors, please click on the links below.
Coordinated Entry Systems
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires that CoCs adopt a Centralized or Coordinated Assessment System, also commonly referred to as Coordinated Entry System (CES). The specific local policies for CES can be found on the Partners in Care and Bridging the Gap websites listed above. The resources below provide general information related to CES, including Frequently Asked Questions and lessons learned.
Government Resources to Address Homelessness
Safe Zones and Sanctioned Encampments
Many communities across the country, particularly along the west coast, are experiencing encampments of unsheltered individuals in public spaces. The following are resources from the U.S. Interagency Council of Homelessness (USICH) and other organizations in how communities can approach the issue of encampments.
Property Storage and Coordinated Outreach
Housing and Healthcare