The plan is called Hale O Malama. It's a new effort to evaluate every single homeless person individually with a survey called the "vulnerability index."
"By having a common assessment tool, for the first time what we're able to do is sort people in their area of need so that we can do a much better jog of aligning the services they have with the needs of the person," said State Homeless Coordinator Colin Kippen.
They survey includes questions about the person's homeless history, social skills, mental wellness and physical wellness. After completing the evaluation, the survey will come up with a score determining the extent of the person's need.
"We are using Housing First to house those who are the most chronic and most medically vulnerable and, by doing that, we'll house them with units we have available and then provide them with intensive case management," said Kippen.
Once housed, more than two dozen agencies will team up together and provide the homeless exactly the resources he or she needs, whether it is substance, physical or mental health services.
"We meet with them once a week, if not more. A peer specialist makes sure they have food and make their medical appointments and things we help them get acclimated to that they may not have been used to doing on the street," said Darryl Vincent of U.S. Vets.
Advocates say by having all the different homeless agencies teaming up streamlines the process of getting more homeless off the streets.
The state just secured a contract with U.S. Vets to house around 86 people in different apartments across Oahu. Kippen says federal grant and some state money are being used to cover the plan.