Emergency shelter to help get homeless off streets amid pandemic

KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Thirty-two temporary shelters were constructed outside the NAS Pool on Tuesday in Hilo. More than 50 volunteers built the shelters in one day.

KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Darryl Oliveira on Tuesday drills in a spot for a fire extinguisher on one of 32 shelters outside of the NAS Pool in Hilo. The temporary shelters will house the most vulnerable homeless individuals as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

The first residents of 32 temporary housing units in Hilo began moving in this week.