Homeless Reports


Housing First is a homeless assistance approach that prioritizes providing permanent housing to people experiencing homelessness, thus ending their homelessness and serving as a platform from which they can pursue personal goals and improve their quality of life. This approach is guided by the belief that people need basic necessities like food and a place to live before attending to anything less critical, such as getting a job, budgeting properly, or attending to substance use issues. Additionally, Housing First is based on the theory that client choice is valuable in housing selection and supportive service participation, and that exercising that choice is likely to make a client more successful in remaining housed and improving their life.

Please find resources, presentations and tools for better understanding and implementing the Housing First approach.  

Partners in Care's comprehensive work plans to accomplish 2017 strategic goals for administration, operations, communications, and fundraising.  Also, the 2017 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.



Partners in Care General Membership meets the third Tuesday of every month from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please contact Jen Stasch, Director, for meeting locations.  

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.

The reports contain summary data from the Point-in-Time (PIT) count, Housing Inventory Count (HIC), Service Utilization Report and other data sources.  

HUD CoC Dashboard Reports 

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.