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.
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.
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.
Homeless in Waikiki (PDF)