Manuel Grilo, who is the Social Rights Councillor in the capital, said his mission is to find acceptable housing for the 361 homeless people known to officials.

In addition, there are close to 2,000 people who the councillor said make use of temporary facilities across Lisbon.

The plan, known as ‘Housing First’, is set to cost in the region of 4.3 million euros and will cover 30 separate projects in the next two years