Legislature Funds 'Safe Zones' for Homeless

Apr 30, 2018

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On Friday, legislators announced an agreement to set aside $30 million to address the homeless crisis. Conferees want to creat special zones for homeless. Some call them "safe zones," or ʻohana zones or kōkua zones. It's not an approach state and county homeless coordinators fully embrace.

The Conversation's Catherine Cruz spoke with state Representative John Mizuno last week about his hopes for this legislative session's efforts to solve homelessness in the state.