New Study Hopes to Uncover Portals to Homelessness

Sep 16, 2016

Credit Nick Yee

A new study is trying to find the missing puzzle piece in the effort to curb homelessness in Hawai‘i.

The Aloha United Way and the Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice are using part of a $5 million state grant to study entry points to homelessness.  Research will focus on understanding how people slip through incarceration, hospital emergency rooms and the foster care system using different research methods, data collection, and focus groups.

Norm Baker is the Chief Operating Officer of Aloha United Way. He says that new information will most likely impact the results of its study. 

An update of the study’s findings is expected in November and the final results are due in February.