‘Kauhale Initiative’ garners support from Hilo crowd: Effort aims to place homeless in communities of tiny homes

Over 100 community members attend a public meeting Tuesday night about the state's "Kauhale Initiative" to provide temporary housing for the island's homeless. (KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald)

KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald John Mizuno, state coordinator on homelessness and housing solutions, addresses residents on Tuesday.

Hilo residents were widely enthusiastic Tuesday night during a meeting about a state project to develop communities of tiny homes for the Big Island’s homeless population, despite misgivings about where those communities could be built.