Homelessness in Hawaii

  • June 5,2018

    In 2018 Oahu registered a 9% overall decrease in the number of homeless individuals, from 4,959 persons in 2017 to 4,495 persons in 2018. The Point-In-Time (PIT) Homeless Count is a requirement of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Honolulu Continuum of Care (CoC), and is a count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a single night in January. "Under Section 578.7 of the CoC Program interim rule, CoCs must plan and conduct, at least biennially, a Point-in-Time Count of homeless persons within the geographic area.

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  • May 8,2018

    In 2018 the State of Hawaii registered a 9.6% overall decrease in the numbers of homeless individuals, from 7,220 persons in 2017 to 6,530 persons in 2018.  The Point-In-Time (PIT) Homeless Count is a requirement of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Honolulu Continuum of Care (CoC), and is a count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a single night in January.

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  • March 20,2018

    The Advocacy Committee is asking for EVERYONE’s help at this critical time at the legislature.  We need to strongly support continuing the proven programs that were funded last year AND ask that these be put into the BASE budget.  The House budget deleted all of PIC’s priorities for homeless services from the Budget (HB 1900).  These services ARE in bills that PIC asked to be introduced as well as mixed into other bills for Ohana Zones.  The House budget allocated $30 Million to the development and services in Ohana Zones. 

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  • January 11,2018

    The annual Point-In-Time (PIT) Homeless Count is a requirement of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Honolulu Continuum of Care (CoC), and is a count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a single night in January. The PIT Count provides the community and homeless assistance providers with data needed to understand the number and characteristics of persons who are homeless at one point in time. The PIT Count also provides policy makers with data needed to effectively allocate resources aimed at ending and preventing homelessness.

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