Floating shelter opened for Prague’s homeless population

From Radio Praha: Floating shelter opened for Prague’s homeless population.

Prague city hall came up with the innovative idea of a floating shelter for the homeless, when it found it difficult get the permission to build a facility on land.

In just three months, the city has managed to turn an old houseboat into a state-of-the-art waterborne hostel with 250 beds. For just 20 crowns, or less than a dollar, homeless people can now get a bed for the night as well as some hot food and access to sanitary facilities.

Besides these services, Prague mayor Pavel Bem says the facility will also provide comprehensive care to a significant portion of the city’s homeless. [continue]