With a surging homeless crisis in Hawaii, the First Assembly of God has set up 12 fiberglass igloos to provide shelter, privacy, and dignity for those in need.
A church in Honolulu, Hawaii, has come up with a solution they say will end homelessness on Oahu: igloos.
But these temporary shelters aren’t the kind of igloos that would disappear on hot day on the paradise island. They are dome-shaped shelters made of fiberglass that are easily transported and assembled to create a temporary lodging with enough room for four people to set up their belongings and find some privacy inside.
The effort of the First Assembly of God is the latest example of community members who are becoming actively involved in finding shelter solutions for the homeless in the face of high unemployment rates or the aftermath of a natural disaster. But perhaps no US state has been harder hit than Hawaii: It has the highest per capita rate of homelessness in the United States. The problem is particularly rampant on Oahu and is compounded by the lack of public resources.