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THE DEBRIEF: PROVIDING SUPPORT FOR HEALTH AND HOMELESSNESS IN HAWAIʻI

House Committee on Human Services Chair John Mizuno and Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Chair Joy A. San Buenaventura sat down with HNN on "The Debrief" to discuss services for health and homelessness in Hawaiʻi.



The two lawmakers cite a variety of projects, including transitional kauhale villages in which one features a medical respite, Ohana zones and the “Return-to-Home Program,” which sends select out-of-state homeless individuals back to their home state.


“All of these points that we brought up need to be worked efficiently to really reduce homelessness,” Mizuno said.


“Are we going to eliminate it? No. Again, is this a silver bullet to end homelessness in Hawaii? No, it’s not. We’re being realistic. But if we can reduce it significantly and get better results, then at the end of the day, I think we did a good job.”

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