Red Cross Assistance for the Hawaii Wildfires
The Red Cross, in conjunction with the Hawaii state government, continues to prioritize safe shelter for those displaced by the wildfires. Since August 15, 2023, we have placed over 7,600 survivors in non-congregate sheltering under a reimbursable contract with the State of Hawaii. So long as hotels continue to make rooms available at reasonable costs, we will continue to operate non-congregate shelters until all wildfire survivors have appropriate transitional housing solutions.
Open enrollment for the non-congregate shelter program ended on Friday, September 15, 2023, after which prospective new entrants will be considered by the State of Hawaii.
In the coming weeks, the Red Cross and partners will be conducting intensive Shelter Resident Transition services with survivors residing in non-congregate shelters and collaborating with the State-led Joint Housing Taskforce to find and connect survivors with housing solutions.