Increase in homeless people in the capital of Querétaro

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Residents of the La Sierrita, Hércules, and Niño Héroes neighborhoods expressed their concern about the increase in people living on the streets, who need medical and social attention and support.

For this reason, they requested the attention of the Morena councilor in the municipality of Querétaro, Ivonne Olascoaga Correa.

They pointed out that for a few weeks, there has been a greater presence of these people and there are situations that are worrying, such as in La Sierrita, where there are people who seek to keep warm by lighting bonfires and putting surrounding businesses and homes at risk due to a possible fire.

In other cases, neighbors point out that there are people who sleep in public spaces and ask for help at home, but they appear aggressive or under the influence of some intoxicant.

“These requests have been coming in for days. What people want is help for people who are homeless, especially because it is cold and I don’t know what mental health conditions they face. The state government and the municipal government have care programs, but they are not enough. Here, as a member of the Health Commission, I would like to emphasize that the idea is not to stigmatize or ask that homeless people be moved. one neighborhood to another, but to make a great social call to find solutions, it is for the safety and empathy of everyone,” said the councilor.

He pointed out that in addition to channeling these situations, it will be necessary to request the strengthening of social programs that modify the community environment in favor of security and healthy coexistence. Furthermore, he called not to normalize the presence of homeless people as if it were a natural part of the urban landscape because that dehumanizes the conditions they face.

Last December, the Municipal Institute to Prevent Risk Behavior of Querétaro counted 198 homeless people in the 7 delegations, but last August there were 293.

Source: El Universal

The Queretaro Post


Last December, the Municipal Institute to Prevent Risk Behavior of Querétaro counted 198 homeless people in the 7 delegations, but last August there were 293.