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Budapest Assembly Approves Homeless Winter Care Measures

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.11.27.

Budapest’s new municipal assembly on Wednesday unanimously voted to support measures proposed by the mayor to improve winter care of the city’s homeless.

The measures include the coordinated disinfection of night shelters, ensuring accessibility to care facilities and increasing the number of active recovery beds.

The assembly has approved 47 million forints (EUR 140,000) for the project.

The assembly, however, rejected a proposed survey of capacity for emergency winter placement of elderly homeless people needing care in old people’s homes run by the municipality.

Featured photo illustration by Márton Mónus/MTI