Homeless advocates push for sustained support during virus

A shelter is set up along the fence to the West Hawaii Emergency Program and Hale Kikaha off Pawai Place in Kailua-Kona in April. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

HONOLULU — Hawaii nonprofit organizations and the state’s homeless coordinator warned about a surge in newly homeless families and the need to continue funding social service programs as the economy shrinks because of the coronavirus.