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2015 State of Family Homelessness in Hawai‘i

50% of the homeless population are families*

1 out of every 4 homeless individuals is a child under the age of 18

* “Family” is defined as one adult and one child under the age of 18.

How many face homelessness?

800 families are homeless statewide.

On O‘ahu, the number of homeless families remains unchanged.

Homeless Families and Singles in Hawai'i   2011‐2015 5000 4500 4000 3500 3000 2500 2000 1500 1000 500 0

4307 3130

2563

2750 2196

3750 3178

Homeless Families and Singles on O'ahu  2011‐2015

2250

3355

2356

1999

2009

558

575

568

578

556

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

1750 1250 775

792

736

790

798

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

750 250

Families

Singles

Families

Singles

Who are they?

The average family is made up of 4 individuals with 2 being parents.

1 in 3 families are Native Hawaiian. 1 in 3 families are Micronesian. 1 in 3 families have lived in Hawai‘i for less than one year. 1 in 3 families have lived in Hawai‘i for over 20 years.


Where are they?

Nearly 3 out of 4 homeless families are on 4 out of 5 families are in shelters. O‘ahu.

State Homeless Point in Time Count 

Homeless Families in Hawai'i 2011‐2015

2015: 798 Family Households 103, 13% 29, 3% 110, 14% 556, 70%

Hawai‘i Island

O‘ahu

Maui

Kaua‘i

900 800 700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0

775

792

650

681

125

111

2011

2012 Unsheltered

790

798

663

613

93

127

185

2013

2014

2015

736

643

Sheltered

Total

On any given night in

1 in 200

Hawai‘i, people are homeless. There are over 7,600 homeless individuals.

But, nearly

1 in 100 or over 14,200 people access homeless services sometime during the year. Resources

C. Peraro Consulting, LLC (2015). State of Hawai‘i,

Homeless Point-in-Time Count, 2015. C. Peraro Consulting, LLC (2015). City and County of Honolulu, Homeless Point-in-Time Count, 2015. SMS Consulting, LLC (2015). Family Homelessness Baseline

Report, 2015. University of Hawai“i Center on the Family (2014). Homeless

Service Utilization Report, Hawai‘i, 2014.

December 2015

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2015 State of Family Homelessness in Hawaii  

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2015 State of Family Homelessness in Hawaii  

The foundation commissioned a special study of the state's homelessness data that specifically examines the numbers of families with childre...

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