A 15 million euro service voucher system will be set up for 60,000 homeless people who have had difficulty accessing essential resources since the start of the coronavirus epidemic, announced on Tuesday
Housing. These checks “will buy food or basic necessities, health or hygiene, in more than 220,000 outlets,” said Julien Denormandie in an interview published in the newspaper West France.
The state will thus release 15 million euros to be able to provide the 60,000 beneficiaries, “half of whom” are in Ile-de-France, the minister said. This represents a financial aid of seven euros per day per person, which will be managed by associations in the sector, such as the Abbé-Pierre Foundation, the Catholic Relief Service, Emmaus, the Red Cross and the Popular Relief, he said. precise.
According to the minister, to date “almost a thousand” of homeless people have Covid-19 and all are cared for in 40 medical accommodation centers, all over France. In all, 164,000 homeless people currently benefit from accommodation, also assured Julien Denormandie.