Lisbon aims to have no people living on its streets by 2021
The Lisbon City Council approved the Municipal Plan for the Homeless Person 2021. It’s a continuation of the previous plan which ended in 2018.
According to the city’s authorities, there are currently 2470 homeless people in the Portuguese capital. Of those, 361 live solely on the streets – without approaching the homeless shelters of the other community services for help. The goal of the Municipal Plan is to help precisely those 361 people and move them into a healthier environment.
The full package of measures envisioned in the Municipal Plan includes 30 projects funded with 4.3 million euros. The projects range from measures to improve and expand the network of Local Support Centres, promoting entry into the labour market and others.