Published on 23rd June 2017 by

Homelessness in Hawaii has risen by 38% in 10 years. But May 2017 saw a 9% decline in the number of homeless. A statistic that has offered hope that creative investment can end Hawaii’s homelessness epidemic. Subscribe to Journeyman here:

There are 505 homeless people per 100,000 residents in Hawaii, the highest per-capita rate in the US. The situation was so severe that two years ago Governor David Ige declared a state of emergency. But initiatives such as Housing First are easing the crisis. “We’ve housed a lot of people that normally wouldn’t get seen by doctors, would never get housing. We’ve been able to house them through this process”, says outreach officer Justin Phillips.

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