Homeless Reports


The 2018 meeting calendar for all committee and general meetings.  

For more information, please contact Jen Stasch, Director.  

A coordinated response to ending homelessness requires that assistance be allocated as effectively as possible and that it be easily accessible no matter where or how people present. Coordinated entry processes help communities prioritize assistance based on vulnerability and severity of service needs to ensure that people who need assistance the most can receive it in a timely manner. Coordinated entry processes also provide information about service needs and gaps to help communities plan their assistance and identify needed resources.

The annual Point-In-Time Homeless Count is a requirement of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the local Continuum of Care (CoC) funding process, which brought more than $9 million to our area in the FY 2016 application process. This funding provides permanent housing (Permanent Supportive Housing and Rapid Re-housing), Transitional Housing, supportive services, and planning funds to our community to assist homeless persons with greater self-determination.

For more information about volunteer opportunities, contact Jen Stasch, Director, at jstasch@auw.org or 808-543-2282.



The CoC Program (24 CFR Section 578) is designed to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; to provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, States, and local governments to quickly re-house homeless individuals, families, persons fleeing domestic violence, and youth while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness; to promote access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs by homeless; and to optimize self-sufficiency among those experiencing homelessness. 

The Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness is a way to solidify partnerships and secure commitments to end Veteran homelessness from mayors across the country.

These reports are produced by the University of Hawaii, Center on the Family and are based on data collected from the State’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). The HMIS is a web-based system that stores longitudinal client-level information about persons utilizing homeless assistance services, whose data is entered by over 40 agencies operating over 100 programs that fall under the homeless services network. All service providers who receive State and Federal funds are required to enter service data into the HMIS. Data contained in these reports are the most current available for individuals and families in Hawai‘i who utilize shelter and/or outreach services for the homeless and whose data were entered into the HMIS during the reporting period.

The Continuum of Care (CoC) Program is designed to promote communitywide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, and State and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals, families, and communities by homelessness. PIC’s CoC Program Applications detail the extent of progress by the CoC in meeting HUD’s goals of ending homelessness, while competing for homeless services funding with hundreds of other CoCs nationally.