Waianae Coast Disaster Preparedness and Readiness Program (WCDPRP) Flyer 7/21/16

Click image for the PDF of the brochure.

Click image for the PDF of the brochure.

Click image for the PDF of the brochure.

Click image for the PDF of the brochure.

From: “Rock”
Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2016 10:35 AM
Subject: WCDRT Flyer

Aloha All,

Attached (above) is the flyer/brochure that Travis Mindoro created to inform the community of our Waianae Coast Disaster Preparedness and Readiness Program (WCDPRP). The intent of this Outreach program is to inform the people of our WCDRP, our Vision and Mission and to invite them to attend our workshops and to be part of our program.  Continue reading

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Governor Ige Allocates $12M for Homelessness

Governor Ige announces allocation of $12M for homelessness effort

HONOLULU 7/21/16 – Gov. David Ige has announced that $12M in funding will be focused on the most visible and chronically homeless people in Hawai‘i. The appropriation, provided by the Hawai‘i State Legislature during the regular session, was appropriated to the Department of Human Services (DHS) with the flexibility for DHS to allocate. “We know that addressing homelessness is a priority for Hawai‘i,” said Gov. Ige. “We wanted people to understand the framework that guides both DHS and our homelessness efforts.”

DHS Director Rachael Wong outlined the DHS multi-generation philosophy, entitled ‘Ohana Nui, which focuses on families and children. The Governor’s Coordinator on Homelessness, Scott Morishige, unveiled the state’s framework to address homelessness which is based on three levers of change: affordable housing, health and human services and public safety. “The $12M allocation is a natural extension of this framework,” he said.

LEVER 1: AFFORDABLE HOUSING (FUNDED SEPARATELY)
The first lever in the state’s framework is a high priority for legislators and the administration. Funding for this focus area is coming from separate budgets, but the $12M is helping to complement those efforts.  Continue reading