Prague and homeless people

According to the latest census made by social workers and Prague police, there are 1,811 homeless people living in Prague. Half of them live on the streets, many others in special houses for homeless people. Many non-profit organisations (there are more than 250 organisations in Prague helping homeless people) claim that the number is much higher.

Prague city and the European Union give about 52 million CZK a year to help homeless people in Prague. There is a newly reconstructed ship for homeless people in Prague that can be found near Stefanikuv bridge. The ship offers 250 beds.

According to Prague councilman Jiri Janecek, Prague will contribute to the companies which will employ homeless people 20 % of the salary. Homeless people will probably get a special card which will enable them to use some services, such as food, medical care, etc. Humanitarian organisations, however, protest against such a labeling.

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  1. artdog said, Apr 24, 09:28 AM #

    “there are 1.811 homeless people living in Prague. Half of them live on the streets, many others in special houses for homeless people”

    Wow, the czech people have discovered how to divide a homeless person in half! Cool!

    So 1.811 thousand? Million?