Community Giving

Donations in hand, Waianae homeless camp leaders to purchase 20 acres outright

By Hawaii News Now

February 21, 2020

HONOLULU, Hawaii - It had been called a pipe dream.

Hawaii’s largest homeless camp announced they have the money to buy 20 acres of land on Oahu’s Leeward Coast.

Pu’uhonua o Waianae is expected to close on the property next Friday. A hefty donation means they’ll be able to own the land outright.

Among the 200 or so people planning to move to the property: Connie Hokoana, who has called a makeshift shelter tucked behind Waianae Boat Harbor home for more than a decade.

The group will be moving into a communal village, made up of tiny homes, that’s being built on a plot off Waianae Valley Road.

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