Kakaako homeless sweeps about to begin

Kakaako homeless sweeps about to begin

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Homeless sweeps in Kakaako will be starting up soon.

The state's team on homelessness announced today that signs will go up Monday and outreach workers will begin notifying the homeless living on Ilalo Street.  Enforcement will begin the day after Labor Day.

Up to 25 people live in that part of Kakaako, the outskirts of the much bigger encampment .

"It's a smaller concentration, as you know, we don't want to go the dense part of this immediately," says Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, "We want to take a phased approach working around the edges."

Most of the homeless in that spot are individuals, they are easier to get into shelters than families.

City leaders say there is enough shelter space for all of them.