HPD looking to set up inflatable mobile shelters at city parks to help the homeless
The shelters will stay up for a maximum 90 days to offer an alternative when space in permanent shelters isn't available.
HONOLULU - Honolulu police officers are hoping to get their inflatable mobile homeless shelter idea going.
The pitch to city council members this week brought hesitations over where to set them up. They want to set up the temporary tents around city parks.
The shelters will stay up for a maximum 90 days to offer an alternative when space in permanent shelters isn't available. The hope is to get people the medical or social services they need and avoid a citation for violating other city laws.
HPD calls them "lift zones" because it will require park rules to be lifted so the shelters can be deployed overnight. But council members had questions about where they would go, and their impact on the area.