“We have also increased affordable housing, while working to eliminate homelessness.”
What she didn’t say:
There are right now, according to a new survey by Wai`anae Community Outreach, about 850 homeless people living in that troubled region. “Considering a population of the Wai`anae Coast, which is a little under 50,000, to have somewhat close to 800 or so homeless, that’s a pretty high density,” survey coordinator Michael Ullman is quoted as saying in the Aug. 31, 2006 Honolulu Advertiser. “It’s probably one of the higher densities certainly in Hawai`i and probably in the country.” If this is what happens when the Lingle Administration tries to eliminate homelessness, it’s fair to ask what would happen if they just ignored the problem entirely.