New Iwilei homeless center already becoming next fiasco

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Mayor Caldwell won’t provide any details about when the new “state of the art” homeless center in Iwilei will actually open, but local squatters are already taking over the property and turning the plan into yet another homelessness fiasco.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.  Neighborhood NIMBYs (Not In My Back Yard-ers) have very legitimate grievances about the city’s abject failure to control conditions around the shelters and other facilities it sponsors, and so have every right to object when new facilities are proposed.

The new Iwilei center actually sounds like a good plan, not that the city bothered to really seek neighborhood approval before announcing this done deal, but if this scene is an indication of what is to come, it will probably be the last shelter the city will open anywhere on this island.

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