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Evacuation Shuttles Available on Leeward Coast for Homeless

Department of Emergency Management

Leeward Coast evacuation shuttle for homeless

The City and TheBus will provide courtesy evacuation transportation for homeless individuals from Waianae Boat Harbor to Waianae District Park now until 6:00 p.m.

Riders may bring what they can safely carry such as personal items and/or evacuation supplies that fit in one bag. Riders will also be allowed one pet per person in a carrier (preferred) or on a leash.

This will be the only evacuation shuttle at this time. All other City Buses will be running on their regular schedule.

 

Honolulu – Nations “Best” in Low Vacancy Rates

No wonder I was getting reamed on my rent over there in Honolulu when I was living there.   To think people wonder why there are so many homeless people in Honolulu.

Las Vegas edged Detroit for the title of America’s most abandoned city. Atlanta came in third, followed by Greensboro, N.C., and Dayton, Ohio. Our rankings, a combination of rental and homeowner vacancy rates for the 75 largest metropolitan statistical areas in the country, are based on fourth-quarter data released Feb. 3 by the Census Bureau. Each was ranked on rental vacancies and housing vacancies; the final ranking is an average of the two.

Cities like Detroit and Dayton are casualties of America’s lengthy industrial decline. Others, like Las Vegas and Orlando, are mostly victims of the recent housing bust. Boston and New York are among the lone bright spots, while Honolulu is the nation’s best with a vacancy rate of 5.8% for homes and a scant 0.5% for rentals.

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Homeless Shipping… Hawaii to Return Homeless Back to Mainland?

I think we have all heard rumors of States on the mainland providing homeless people in their communities one way tickets to Hawaii.

Well it appears a certain legislator wants the Aloha State to start shipping newly arrived  homeless back to the mainland.

Rita Cabanilla

Rida Cabanilla

State Rep. Rida Cabanilla, chairwoman of the Housing Committee, said she plans to ask for $100,000 this legislative session for a pilot program that would fly people who have recently arrived from the Mainland and are now homeless back to where they came from…

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