The motivation behind this blog is obvious: Homelessness in Honolulu is totally out of control, and it’s not getting any better. But the thing that finally convinced me to publicly vent my growing frustration was this June 3, 2016, article in the New York Times. It’s an eye-opener. Not perfect, and in some ways misleading. But it shows that the outside world has finally taken notice that the situation has become a real crisis. We’ve known that here for a long time.