Thursday, December 7, 2006

Housing Problems in Hawaii

You might be interested in this story from the New York Times on homelessness on Oahu.  Folks just pitch a tent on the beach--which might sound like fun to some for a moment, until ones realizes that there's no running water; obviously no bathroom; no security.  Homelessness and poverty are real problems in Hawaii, in part because they detract from the all-important tourist experience.  And that led to a move last spring to displace the homeless (many of whom are veterans) from Waikiki.  Now they're more out of sight, in the rough strech over on the western edge of Oahu.  It's a piece of the problem that aloha jurisprudence seeks to address.

Hat tip to our friends over at Land Use Prof Blog.   

Alfred Brophy
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