STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1984-18
RE: S.B. No. 2401
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 2401, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to support efforts to reduce homelessness by:
(1) Establishing a three-year housing homeless children pilot program (pilot program) within the Hawaii Public Housing Authority to assist families with minors who are experiencing, or who are at imminent risk of, homelessness due to domestic violence; and
(2) Appropriating funds to the Hawaii Public Housing Authority, Department of Human Services, and Department of Health to support their initiatives to address homelessness in the State.
PHOCUSED, Hawai‘i Appleseed Center for Law & Economic Justice, IMUAlliance, YWCA O‘ahu, Ali‘i Pauahi Hawaiian Civic Club, Hawaii Substance Abuse Coalition, The Institute for Human Services, Inc., Project Vision Hawaii, Family Life Center, Inc., Action with Aloha LLC, The Drug Policy Forum of Hawai‘i, ALEA Bridge, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i, Domestic Violence Action Center, Residential Youth Services and Empowerment, and many individuals testified in support of this measure. The Governor's Coordinator on Homelessness, Department of Health, Department of Human Services, Hawaii Public Housing Authority, State Procurement Office, Catholic Charities Hawai‘i, Partners in Care, League of Women Voters of Hawaii, Aloha United Way, Hawaii Youth Services Network, Hawaii Kai Homeless Task Force, and The Queen's Health Systems provided comments on this measure.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2401, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair