Carlos Moedas
Mayor Carlos Moedas

Situation of homeless people in Lisbon ‘serious’ – mayor

Carlos Moedas, mayor of Lisbon has called the current situation of homeless people in the city “serious” and “very difficult”, with “more than half” being foreigners, emphasising the need for immigration policies to welcome them with dignity. “We need to say loud and clear that we are an open city, we want to welcome, but we need to have decent immigration policies for these people,” he defended, admitting the problem of homelessness in the capital has worsened considerably since the pandemic.