Coronavirus update - The homeless

The homeless in France - While all of France is in containment to fight the coronavirus, the homeless have nowhere to go. The Minister of Housing, Julien Denormandie, has ensured that 2,000 additional accommodation places will be made available.

Around 200,000 people are homeless in France. The Minister of Housing Julien Denormandie announced today the provision of 2000 additional hotel spaces in France to accommodate the homeless, as well as the opening of three containment sites to treat homeless patients from Covid-19.

"In total, the state is allocating an emergency envelope of an additional 50 million euros for accommodation," the minister said in a statement. The ministry said it was working "to identify additional accommodation solutions in public facilities, hotels or buildings that have become vacant."

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