"We had two centres without decent conditions that have to be deactivated", said Carlos Moedas (PSD), who guaranteed that the people who were in these spaces are being "accompanied and moved to other places".

Carlos Moedas said that the homeless problem is "very serious" and that "Lisbon must change it’s strategy" of a response based on reception centres where more than 100 people gather in the same space.

For the new mayor of Lisbon, the city should adopt in the future a "more Nordic model" and have "smaller" solutions, in terms of spaces for people living on the streets.