Hawaii’s homeless crisis has gotten worse over the last ten years. The legislature has failed to make real progress with new programs and resources to deal with this challenge. We must take bold and meaningful action to address homelessness, and employ every tool at our disposal to reduce homelessness and get people off the street, including providing shelter, healthcare, treatment for addiction, and mental health services. The resources we invest in reducing homelessness will save taxpayer money in the long run.
Keith’s plan to fight homelessness will:
- Increase the number of shelters for homeless families, women, and children
- Increase access to mental health services and treatment for addiction
- Increase access to healthcare and hygiene like the H4 clinic
- Build more affordable housing for low-income families and with rent assistance
- Build low-cost permanent housing villages to get people off the street