In addition to residents of nursing homes, homeless people are a particularly vulnerable group when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic. Those living in extreme poverty and without a home are hardly able to follow the pandemic regulations. Not to mention, a lot of them are older and/or have a pre-existing medical condition.
Budapest’s social institutions were not equipped to accommodate to the social distancing requirements that are indispensable in stopping the virus. Even though the city has now created further space for another 500 people, further development is crucial.
We will begin quick renovations in the following days on the city hall’s Gerlóczy street wing – the wing that will one day become the home of Budapest Gallery. During the pandemic, it will serve as a shelter for the homeless people that have been targeted with hateful attacks by the leaders of Csepel.