Honolulu mayor reveals plan to reduce homelessness - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Honolulu mayor reveals plan to reduce homelessness

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell
Darryl Vincent Darryl Vincent
Kimberly Pine Kimberly Pine
Pam Witty-Oakland Pam Witty-Oakland

By ANITA HOFSCHNEIDER
Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) - Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell has announced a pilot project to address homelessness by providing housing for people within their own neighborhoods.

The mayor wants to spend up to $4.5 million in federal funds to help at least 100 people over the next two years.

Caldwell says the project embodies a paradigm shift that focuses on giving people shelter before other services. The proposal also tailors housing solutions to individual communities, starting in Waikiki, Waianae and downtown.

Caldwell announced the plan Thursday with the support of state officials, city council officials and social service providers.

The initiative would provide housing for about 7% of Honolulu's 1,465 unsheltered homeless residents. Most of them are mentally ill or are struggling with addiction.

The Honolulu City Council will consider the proposal next.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published,

broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Hawaii News Now headlinesNewsMore>>

  • Kim Jong Un: 'Deranged' Trump will 'pay dearly' for threat

    Kim Jong Un: 'Deranged' Trump will 'pay dearly' for threat

    Thursday, September 21 2017 6:45 PM EDT2017-09-21 22:45:21 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 11:27 AM EDT2017-09-22 15:27:43 GMT
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is calling President Donald Trump "deranged" and says in a statement carried by the state news agency that he will "pay dearly" for his threats.More >>
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is calling President Donald Trump "deranged" and says in a statement carried by the state news agency that he will "pay dearly" for his threats.More >>
  • North Korean leader Kim called Trump a what? A 'dotard'

    North Korean leader Kim called Trump a what? A 'dotard'

    Friday, September 22 2017 2:35 AM EDT2017-09-22 06:35:40 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 11:27 AM EDT2017-09-22 15:27:20 GMT

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called President Donald Trump a what? A mentally deranged 'dotard,' which is a translation of a derogatory Korean word for an elderly person.

    More >>

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called President Donald Trump a what? A mentally deranged 'dotard,' which is a translation of a derogatory Korean word for an elderly person.

    More >>
  • Uber to lose its license to operate in London

    Uber to lose its license to operate in London

    Friday, September 22 2017 6:25 AM EDT2017-09-22 10:25:36 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 11:27 AM EDT2017-09-22 15:27:14 GMT

    London's transport authority says it won't renew Uber's license to operate in the British capital, arguing that it demonstrates a lack of corporate responsibility with implications in public safety and security.

    More >>

    London's transport authority says it won't renew Uber's license to operate in the British capital, arguing that it demonstrates a lack of corporate responsibility with implications in public safety and security.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly