‘Ohana Zone coming soon

Caleb Loehrer / The Garden Island

Nelson Packard, who spent decades living on the street before getting a home through a federal housing program, talks about the proposed Ohana Zone while sitting with his friends in front of the Historic County Building on Rice Street in Lihue.

LIHUE — Kauai County officials are finishing up plans for a facility to provide homeless residents with affordable housing and social services, and hope to break ground on the project next month.