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Homeless in Hawaii: Life's Not a Beach

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - It's estimated there are more than 26,000 people homeless in Hawaii. More than half are living right here on Oahu.

From the North Shore to Waimanalo on the Windward side to Central Oahu and the Downtown-Chinatown areas. Even in Kakaako.

They're in Ewa and Kapolei and hundreds are on the Leeward coast.

But who are Hawaii's homeless? How did they get there? And how are they surviving?

Tonight Ramsay Wharton launches a six-part special series to help answer those questions.

We begin on the Leeward coast. What will they do here at Keaau Beach Park in just a few days when they all have to move out?

Other resources on shelters, housing and services:

Homeless Service Organizations:
http://www.hud.gov/local/hi/homeless/serviceorgshonolulu.cfm

Hawaii Housing Authority:
http://www.hcdch.state.hi.us/faqs/homelessprograms.html

H-5 Hawaii Helping the Hungry Have Hope:
http://www.h5hawaii.org

Hawaii Dream Service Center:
http://hawaiidreamservicecenter.org

If you missed Ramsay's segments that followed:
Part IV: A Sheltered Life
Part V: Transitioning Out
Part VI: A Dream Come True: Hawaii's Dream Service Center
Part II: Living in the Bush
Part III: Keiki in Crisis

 

 

 Contact Ramsay: rwharton@hawaiinewsnow.com

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