Portugal with more than 7,000 homeless people, COVID-19 Connection ‘Not Clear’ | Lusa (PT)

Portugal’s homeless population is around 7,100 people, two-thirds of whom are in Lisbon and Porto metropolitan areas, according to Lusa (article in Portuguese).

There’s no concrete data that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused an increase in homelessness, an official with the Estratégia Nacional para a Integração das Pessoas em Situação de Sem-abrigo (ENIPSSA – National Strategy for the Integration of People in Homeless Situations) tells the news agency. 

But the same official says he knows of specific situations of people becoming homeless as a result of the pandemic, according to Lusa.

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