The issue of homelessness in eThekwini is not getting the attention it deserves, according to Denis Hurly Centre director, Raymond Perrier.
Perrier said the crisis at the eThekwini municipality of homeless people should be an issue that needs to be prioritised.
He said municipalities use the lack of a national plan to deal with homelessness as an excuse for their inaction.
I had several conversations with homeless people overnight. This one was particularly sad.
Just last year this lady was four modules away from getting her degree at UKZN. Now she’s on the street with her two young children. This is her story – more on #eNCA. #HomelessReality pic.twitter.com/Xk5Dbp8LEF
— Dasen Thathiah (@DasenThathiah) July 1, 2019
The municipality of eThekwini instituted a task team to address homelessness in the city in 2018.
The task team was led by then deputy-mayor, now acting mayor Fawzia Peer.
The integrated council programme of action intended to support the needs of the homeless in the city.
Peer said the City and its partners intended to transform the Strollers building in Mansel Road, Greyville, into a shelter.