GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Governor’s coordinator on homelessness announces progress in helping individuals and families find shelter
Posted on Oct 9, 2015 in Latest News, Newsroom, Press Releases
HONOLULU – Scott Morishige, Governor David Ige’s coordinator on homelessness, announced today that a total of 48 people who had been living in Kaka‘ako (including eight families, three couples and five singles) have moved into shelter in the past week. Individuals and families were primarily placed at the Institute for Human Services, Next Step Shelter and the Lighthouse Emergency Shelter.
“By working together, we have made a positive difference in the lives of these individuals and families. This would not have been possible without close coordination between homeless outreach providers, shelters, the state and the City and County of Honolulu,” Morishige said.
Since August 7, state-contracted outreach providers have offered shelter and permanent housing resources to individuals and families in the Kaka‘ako makai area. A total of 152 people (including 23 families) have been placed into shelter or permanent housing.