Aloha. I've volunteered since December 18, 2009 and finally became official under Americorp. Houseless in Hawaii is an issue in Haleiwa and throughout the State of Hawaii. In Haleiwa, my agency service more Kanaka Maoli than any other race. Rgardless, we are in flux and may have to relocate if we do not find another site. Please send a prayer to AKUA so we may remain in Haleiwa to service clients.
AHHA provides housing support and advocate for clients who need food, clothing, etc. In the midst of all challenges we face, houselesness does exist. What is the solution? Affordable housing is most likely, however even for myself, it cost to much. I would have to rent with another friend or more to cover cost.
A friend was more to living on the 'aina rather than housing. Perhaps the choice of not paying for something is ideal, but when the vision of being houseless exist, it may be easier for a single male than a woman with children. Regardless, men are more likely to persist if chose this lifestyle, but the bottom line is that everything cost money and houselessness does exist and no easy solution.
Would an expectation to live in a house to much to ask rather than camp? These are common questions raised everyday, yet others have no care or place to call home living on the beach. As for myself, I advocate in be half of clients and empower them to persist against all odds.
If you have any suggestions or kokua, shoot a holler in "POST."