Officials consider moving Oahu homeless camp inland

HONOLULU — Officials are working on a plan to move a large homeless encampment on Oahu to privately owned land farther inland.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the 270-person camp called Puuhonua o Waianae is currently situated on nearly 20 acres (8 hectares) of state land next to a Waianae boat harbor.

Camp leader Twinkle Borge declined to give specifics about the potential move, saying many details need to be worked out and money needs to be raised.

She says a move could be facilitated by mid-2019, depending on when and if the details are worked out.

Borge wants the new location to have fresh water, sewage and trash pickup, which would eliminate some of the complaints about the current camp.

Officials are also looking to build tiny homes for camp residents.


Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser,

  1. Knowitall November 20, 2018 12:19 pm Reply

    Breaking News: “The Japanese leaders that run hawaii do not know where to relocate the Hawaiian People”

  2. Reverend Malama Robinson November 20, 2018 5:10 pm Reply

    I will help build homes and gardens!!!

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