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The Conversation: Homelessness in Hawaii

  |  September 15, 2015

In June of last year, we considered Hawaii’s progress in the 100,000 Homes Campaign just as it was coming to a successful conclusion. Community Solutions, the national nonprofit that ran it, says the four year project housed a total of 105,580 people. Both Honolulu and Hilo had participated but had failed the criterion to house 2.5% of homeless folks each month. Community Solutions is now nine months into a two year campaign to help committed communities do whatever it takes to end veteran and chronic homelessness by December 21st, 2016. Beth Sandor is the director of Zero: 2016, a follow-on to the 100,000 Homes Campaign, and she joined the show with an update on Honolulu’s progress.