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November 3rd, 2023 | Ko'olau Ballroom

On the first day of the conference, November 3rd, our primary objective is to raise awareness about the complex and multifaceted issue of homelessness in Hawai'i. Through engaging keynote speeches, impactful presentations, and thought-provoking panel discussions, we will shed light on the root causes, challenges, and impacts of homelessness on individuals, families, and communities.

Experts, community leaders, and individuals with lived experience will share their insights, stories, and perspectives, deepening our understanding of the issue and inspiring compassion and empathy among attendees. By highlighting the unique aspects of homelessness in Hawai'i and the interconnected factors that contribute to the crisis, we aim to mobilize collective action and galvanize community support for lasting solutions.

Governor Josh Green
Mayor Rick Blangiardi
“Pūpūkahi i Holomua”
(Unite to Move Forward)
- Elliot Zane
Making it Work, Hawai'i Way!
- Dr. Willy Kauai
  • Reducing the Harm of Loss: Grief and Resilience

  • Growing Up Houseless in Hawai'i

  • Youth Housing First


  • Back Office


  • Elderly

  • Domestic Violence

  • Encounters with Mental Health and Homelessness 

  • Outreach

  • Education for Homeless Children and Youth

  • Family Law Session

  • Human Services/CIS

By popular demand, we are pleased to announce an after-conference networking opportunity this year after day 1.  Please join us! Tickets are $10 and include one drink and some pupus. We value connection and are eager to create new relationships and strengthen existing ones. 
*Limited to 175 max
**Must be 21 years or older to attend

November 4th, 2023 | Hawai'i Convention Center

The second day of the conference, November 4th, will focus on exploring policy solutions to address housing insecurity and create pathways to stable housing for all. Recognizing that homelessness is not an isolated problem but a result of systemic issues, we will delve into the policies, legislation, and initiatives necessary to effect lasting change.

Esteemed policymakers, researchers, and advocates will share their expertise and present evidence-based strategies that have shown promise in reducing homelessness and improving housing stability. Through interactive workshops, collaborative discussions, and breakout sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about successful programs, innovative housing models, and community-driven solutions that can be implemented in Hawai'i.

Governor Josh Green
Hawaiʻi Community Foundation
Hawaii Housing Policy:
Driven By What Matters Most
Ka Lamakū o Lahaina
Nānā i ke Kumu
-Janice Ikeda, Vibrant Hawaiʻi 
  • Achieving Housing Mix
  • Reducing Displacement through Rent Stabilization
  • Roadmap to Partnering with our Houseless Community
  • Legislative Advocacy 101
  • Public Responsibility in Housing
  • Building a Housing Movement
  • Housing and Healthcare
  • County Level Advocacy 101

HiHAC meets in person first Thursday of every month on O'ahu, and over Zoom first Friday of every month for Neighbor Islands.​

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