Brazil City Council promotes project for homeless people

The new Secretary of Human Rights and Citizenship of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Soninha Francine, confirmed that the City Council will establish a project that would guarantee an establishment so that homeless people have a place to spend the night.


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Soninha Francine confirmed that the project would guarantee land so that homeless people can have that space to set up tents and create minimal conditions such as bathrooms.

The creation of this camp could alleviate the situation of homeless people in the city, which according to the figure shared by local media rose by 31 percent in 2021 compared to 2019.

According to the senior official, Sao Paulo is experiencing an emergency with more than 31,000 homeless people, and among the main reasons for this situation is the impossibility of accessing the payment of rent or gas to cook the essential food for the reproduction of life. .

Local platforms have confirmed that the amount of improvised housing in Sao Paulo, which is mostly tents or shacks, has increased by 330 percent in the last two years.

In 2021, 6,778 establishments with these characteristics were reported in the city, while in 2019 there were 2,051, in a context where Brazil faces the world’s rate of inflation, interest and unemployment.

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