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FAST FEEDBACK: Hawaii to offer one-way tickets to homeless
HAWAII (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Lawmakers in Hawaii want to wave goodbye to their growing homeless population by buying them a one-way ticket off the island.
The state's controversial three-year "Return To Home" program launches later this year.
Supporters say it's a way to help the state's 17,000 homeless residents while reducing the financial burden the state has in caring for them.
Under the plan Hawaii will pay for a one-way plane ticket for any homeless resident who can find someone on the mainland to take them in.
The program is voluntary and homeless individuals can only enroll in it once.
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