Budapest, August 31 (MTI) – The Budapest City Assembly on Wednesday changed the decree on homelessness to expand the number of areas where living in public is forbidden.
The decision comes after a request by the 11th district local council to outlaw homeless living in several precincts of the district. It argued that several public areas over the past two years had become regularly inhabited by homeless and this posed a threat to public safety. Other considerations for the ban were “cultural or visual”.
The modified decree was passed with 21 in favour and 7 against with one abstention.