Press release

Published: 24 October 442Last change: 24 October 310386

Homeless people can use 24 hourly shelter at De Lozerhof from Thursday 4 November . This shelter offers a maximum of 24 places for 24-hourly care between November 4 442 and April 1 2022. With this, the college realizes a one-off permanent winter shelter.

On October 7 2021 the Council adopted two motions on the organization of permanent winter shelters. In order to be able to comply with these motions, the Municipal Executive is creating a so-called permanent winter shelter.

Alderman Arjen Kapteijns (Social shelter): Over the past period, a lot of hard work has been done to realize sleeping places for the permanent winter shelter. That wasn’t easy. Having your own place gives people a lot of peace of mind, but also space to work on the future. The permanent winter shelter will help with this.The shelter is comparable to last year, when De Lozerhof was deployed due to the Corona measures. This year too, residents of The Hague without their own home 24 will be cared for hours a day. The property is currently being made suitable for this form of emergency housing. At the same time, the organization surrounding the reception will be adjusted accordingly. For example, there will be more supervisors for the residents, day activities will be developed and extra people will be available to ensure a safe situation in the building and in the neighborhood to prevent any nuisance.

As a ‘central municipality’, the municipality of The Hague is responsible for the shelter of all homeless people from the region (The Hague, Rijswijk, Leidschendam-Voorburg, Wassenaar and Zoetermeer. The permanent winter shelter will be provided for these open to people. There must be a lasting relationship with The Hague for access. This means that people are known at the Homeless and Homeless Desk, client organisations, Barka, shelters and/or enforcers. admission according to the regular winter cold regulation. Residents of De Lozerhof have been informed about this by letter.

More information- Council communication permanent winter shelter (RIS 958305)

photo: Street Consulate 958305 )

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