City unveils rest stop center for homeless

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We’re getting a closer look at a rest stop center for the homeless in Iwilei. 

The building is on Kuwili Street, and it cost about $6.3 million to build. 

Not only does it have toilets and showers, the facility also has washing machines and dryers, kennels for dogs, lockers, mail boxes and a bug zapper. 

“We have machine,” said Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell. “Not there yet, but it’s a machine that zaps for bed bugs, heats it up, at very high degree and kills all bed bugs. People can take things there and zap them before they wash them and dry them. Again it’s to help people feel clean and healthy.” 

The facility will be open from 7 a.m. till 7 p.m. with security. 

There will also be a center where guests can get connected for IDs, and help finding jobs. 

Construction is still ongoing but it should open later this year. 

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