City Plans Public Meeting on Sand Island Homeless Site

Sep 10, 2014

The site of the proposed Sand Island Housing First Center.
Credit Molly Solomon
Homeless advocate Kathryn Xian is the Executive Director of the Pacific Alliance to Stop Slavery. She's skeptical of the city's Sand Island proposal and calls it a quick fix.
Credit Molly Solomon

Honolulu residents will get an opportunity to sound off on a new plan to temporarily move homeless people to Sand Island. The city will hold a community meeting tonight to discuss the proposal…one of several aimed at dealing with Hawai‘i’s growing homeless problem. HPR’s Molly Solomon has more.

The public is invited to attend a meeting on the proposed Sand Island Housing First Transition Center…It’ll be held tonight at 6 PM at Pu‘uhale Elementary School.

The Board of Land and Natural Resources will also take up the issue on Friday, at a meeting to decide whether or not to approve the city's plan.