A year ago, Hawaii was looking at providing return flights for homeless residents from the mainland.
Potential problems grounded that project before it began, but now some Waikiki businesses want to start up a similar plan.
Waikiki seems to always attracts a crowd, both day and night.
Part of that crowd is the growing number of homeless, including some who recently came here from the mainland.
They are attracted to the islands, just like the thousands of tourists who visit here as well.
"You can't miss, you got 300 days of beautiful weather. So it's kind of hard to leave this place," said homeless resident Stephen Achor.
Even after the city implemented park clearing measures, many homeless still camp out. So, the idea of providing a return flight home was once again brought up -- not by the city or state, but by Waikiki businesses.
After hearing the news, those on the streets said they have mixed feelings over the effectiveness of a return home program.
"Some find out Hawaii is not as easy going as they thought it would be.
Life is rough, I'll say that. Maybe half of them would take them up on the offer," stated Achor.
Sam Williams has spent eight years on the streets of Oahu. He said he would leave Waikiki for the cost of a cheap ticket -- a ticket to a neighbor island. Although he admits another reason keeping him here is he doesn't know what kind of support would be waiting back home on Molokai.
"I haven't gotten word from any of my friends that they would take care of me, but I'm sure that would be okay by them," said Williams.
Under the state's scrapped plan, homeless would have been eligible for the flight back if there was someone to help support them when they returned.
A flight back to the East Coast costs around $600.
Candace, who didn't want her last name used, has been living here for the past six years. She said she would decline even a free flight because Hawaii is now her home.
"No, absolutely not, I would not take a free flight I have no reason to go back there to the mainland," said Candace.
Rick Egged with the Waikiki Improvement Association said they are just starting to look into a return flight program. One idea that would differ from last year's failed plan would require the homeless to pay for part of the plane ticket home.