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The Homeless in Hawai'i: Home

A guide to resources about and for the homeless population in Hawai'i.

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Library of Congress Subject Headings:

  • HOMELESSNESS
  • HOMLESSNESS - HAWAII - STATISTICS
  • HOMELESS PERSONS - HAWAII - STATISTICS
  • HOMELESS PERSONS
  • HOUSING - UNITED STATES
  • MENTALLY ILL HOMELESS PERSONS
  • HOMELESS PERSONS - SERVICES FOR
  • Any of the following words can be added to the word "homeless" to create a more specific search term: VETERANS, PERSONS, WOMEN, YOUTH, and CHILDREN.

Keywords and Synonyms:

(Keep in mind some of these terms might be out-of-date or not necessarily politically correct.)

  • destitute
  • displaced
  • homeless
  • houseless
  • vagabond
  • vagrant
  • transient
  • unhoused

Introduction

 

Photo of a homeless encampment at a beach park by Cory Lum for the New York Times

This is a guide to resources and information about the homeless population in Hawai'i.

The statistics available are sometimes limited. This is mainly because the U.S. Census doesn't count people without an official residence who don't live in group quarters. There are seperate organizations and surveys that provide better data on the homeless population.

The information available in this LibGuide can help answer questions involving statistics about the homeless population (how many, where they are located, if they use shelters and resources, etc.). It can also address questions about demographics such as homeless men, women, children, veterans, and people of different ethnic groups.

These resources can be used for research on the personal or professional level, and many of the linked websites are organizations designed to help the homeless, with contact information provided.  With an increased awareness of the homeless situation in Hawai'i and the United States in general, hopefully we can provide the help and resources that are greatly needed and work towards a better future.

 

About this Guide

This guide was created by Betsy Bacon for LIS 618, Government Documents & Archives, in Fall 2012. It is maintained by librarians in the Government Documents & Maps Department.

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