Since 2018, the number of homeless people in Kaua’i has increased by 51 percent.

Bridging the Gap released its homeless point in time count Tuesday providing a snapshot of people who sleep on the street or in a car.

The number dropped by 21 percent on the Big Island recording 447 people but 67 people claim they are homeless because of natural disasters.

The homeless population on Maui is 442, a 1 percent decrease.


Compared to last year, the number of unsheltered homeless increased on O’ahu by 12 percent, to more than 2,400. Overall homelessness on O’ahu dropped by 4 percent.

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