A new low-cost housing initiative on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, offers much-needed shelter to families in need. Kealaula on Pua Loke, though still under construction, has already become a sanctuary for most of the families, who, until recently, had been camping out in area parks. County Housing Agency Dir. Adam Roversi sees the complex as part of a new approach to the issue of homelessness, noting that many who qualify for low-income housing end up "back on the streets within a couple of months." In addition to basic shelter and utilities, rent at Pua Loke includes Internet access and wraparound services, such as credit training and employment assistance, designed to help residents avoid a cycle of homelessness.

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