2 concepts create funding potential for Hawaii Island homeless initiative

  • A man panhandles in Kona on Wednesday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • A homeless man sleeps on the sidewalk across from the seawall on Alii Drive. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • A homeless man rests on Hualalai Road outside of the Kona Public Library on Wednesday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii County’s plans to address homelessness remain malleable as officials continue to search for the most crucial element of any initiative — funding.