Homeless in Waikiki

Homeless in Waikiki is a report on the study of the homeless population in Waikiki conducted by the University of Hawaii, Department of Urban and Regional Planning for the Waikiki Business Improvement District Association (WBIDA). WBIDA commissioned this study in order to ascertain the nature and magnitude of the homeless situation in Waikiki. Information from the study will be used to help identify potential programs and partnerships with government and social service agencies.

This report reflects the first phase of data collection and analysis performed over the six-month period July-December 2006. A second point-in-time count of the homeless population will be undertaken in April 2007; and additional data analysis will continue through June 2007. This second phase of analysis will encompass more detailed segmentation of the Waikiki homeless population's characteristics and needs, and will include specific recommendations for each segment.

Questions regarding how the study was conducted and its findings and conclusions may be directed to Dr. Karl Kim or Dr. Dolores Foley at (808) 956-7381.

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