Six key focus areas have been identified by the task team to adequately deal with the issue of homelessness which includes: shelters, targeted services, re-integration, substance abuse, law enforcement and financing.
The eThekwini Municipality is acting decisively to address the issue of homelessness.
This was supported by a progress report tabled at an executive committee meeting, which provided an update on the multi-sectoral task team formed in 2018 to tackle homelessness in the city, Rising Sun Overport reports.
The report, initially tabled at a Security and Emergency Services Committee meeting held last Tuesday, stated that the task team was formed to provide a platform for stakeholders within government and non-government sectors to highlight the plight of homeless people and to commit to a solutions-based approach.
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