Through the end of March, the Hawaii Interagency Council on Homelessness (HICH), established by Gov. Abercrombie in July of last year, is seeking public input on the draft of its strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness in Hawaii. A 24-member council, HICH is composed of state department directors, federal agency representatives and community leaders, including the governor and Mayor Carlisle.

“We are aiming to have a solid statewide plan in place by June to guide our ongoing efforts in confronting homelessness,” Abercrombie said in a statement last week. Regarding this month’s meetings, “We believe it is important to hear the public’s thoughts on the draft State Plan because we want it to be a community based and state-wide call to action,” Lynn Heirakuji, interim vice chair of HICH, stated. To see the plan and meeting schedules or to comment online, visit [hawaii.gov]