Nightly Migration: Homeless Chased From Waikiki — for a Few Hours

Recent sweeps by city crews disrupt street people's lives and clear out the parks in the early morning hours, but are they effective?

·By Nick Grube

A good night’s sleep in Waikiki is hard to come by for Roberta Huddy.

She became homeless about a year ago after losing her job as a guest services agent at one of the hotels.

Now Huddy, who was born and raised on Kauai, lives in a worn-down Chevrolet Astro with her husband, Greg, on Kalakaua Avenue next to Kapiolani Park.

Their few belongings fill the vehicle from the passenger seat to the back hatch, blankets on the floor serving as a makeshift bed.

Devin Goodwin, 21, came from Alaska. The

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Are the recent crackdowns on the homeless in Waikiki appropriate? Are they effective?