A fresh start on fighting homelessness in Hawai‘i

Gov. Neil Abercrombie on Friday tried to reinvigorate his ambitious plan to end homelessness in Hawai‘i with the announcement of a new homeless chief.

The governor also signed a bill that establishes the state council on homelessness.

It’s a fresh start for the administration. Abercrombie’s last homeless czar, Marc Alexander, lasted less than a year. He resigned Jan. 6 to “attend to personal matters,” just two days after facing allegations of sexual misconduct as a priest.

Abercrombie named Colin Kippen, 62, as the state’s new homelessness coordinator. He expects Kippen, who is Native Hawaiian, to bring a “fresh perspective” when he starts June 25.

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