France moves homeless people out of Paris as city prepares for next summer’s Olympics
France is in the process of moving homeless people out of Paris in preparation for the 2024 Summer Olympics. Those individuals who are preparing to be relocated are eligible for a one-time payment of €500 and can access an accommodation platform offering more than 8,000 rooms or apartments around the country.
The move is part of a bigger effort to clean up Paris ahead of the Olympic Games and aims to provide safe and comfortable housing for the city’s homeless population. The government is also investing in homeless assistance organizations, where they can get access to emergency shelters, hot meals, healthcare, and other services. Additionally, the city is providing psychological support, a job-training program, and housing assistance to those who have been relocated.
Although the move is met with mixed reactions, it is part of a government effort to ensure the beauty of the city will remain intact while providing a better life for those in need of housing.