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HONOLULU — Officials say the state plans to evict residents from Oahu’s largest homeless camp as early as June.
Hawaii News Now reported Thursday that the camp called Puuhonua o Waianae has been called a model nationally for its strong sense of community and tough rules for occupants.
Just over 200 residents live on the property near the Waianae small boat harbor.
The state’s homeless czar, Scott Morishige, told the Waianae Neighborhood Board that the goal is to “transition people to other options.”
Representatives from the camp said they’re disappointed and want a timeline for a sweep to be put on hold until a plan for moving residents is agreed upon.
The state wants to create a marine educational science center on the property.
Information from: KGMB-TV, http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/
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