Hawaii Land Board Approves Lease For Sand Island Homeless Site

The city still needs clearance from the state health department indicating that the site is safe from contamination.

Sophie Cocke
Honolulu Civil Beat

The Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources voted 5-1 on Friday to approve a city petition to lease about 5 acres of state land to the city rent free for a temporary homeless encampment on Sand Island.

“I think we all want to see something done that helps the situation for the homeless here,” said board member Chris Yuen. ..

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Honolulu Civil Beat
12 September 2014

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