15 Jun '15, 3pm

Old city buses to be reborn as homeless shelters in Hawaii

Honolulu has come under fire in the past year for inadequately addressing homelessness on the island of Oahu; with police officers citing the homeless for a variety of pedestrian violations, and at least one proposal from the city council that sought to relocate the homeless to a remote island away from tourists. But the City’s Executive Director of Housing, Jun Yang, had a different idea—to retrofit retired city buses as transitional housing for the homeless. Architecture firm Group 70 International picked up the design challenge, and hopes to have at least three volunteer-built LIFT bus facilities on the road this summer. The renovated buses will provide shelter, showers and recreation for some of Honolulu’s homeless population.

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