County sets up temporary homeless camp

Maurice Messina

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald People walk through the encampment Friday off Ponahawai Street between Kilauea and Kamehameha Avenue.

An encampment set up Friday off Ponahawai Street between Kilauea and Kamehameha Avenue in Hilo has over 20 tents for those experiencing homelessness. (Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald)

Hawaii County has created a temporary encampment to house homeless people in downtown Hilo.