The State Duma proposed a program for the resocialization of the homeless
State Duma Vice Speaker Vladislav Davankov and Deputy Oleg Leonov proposed to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova a program for the resocialization of homeless citizens, which provides for relocation of the homeless from large cities and assistance with relocation.
The main measure could be a program to resettle homeless citizens from large cities, such as Moscow (about 240 thousand people) and St. Petersburg (about 65 thousand people), as well as the capitals of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, and provide assistance when moving to another city— reported in the appeal of the deputies to the Vice-premier.
The document notes that if the homeless person agrees to move, he will have the right to complete resocialization at the expense of the state and receive services such as medical care, accommodation, restoration of documents, food.
Parliamentarians believe that after providing primary assistance and restoring documents, the homeless should be provided with social housing and work during the resocialization program.
Housing can be provided for rent with payment by local or regional authorities, as well as as part of the creation or purchase by the state of special social high-rise buildingsis specified in the document.
At the same time, for such areas, a ban should be established on the use of drugs and alcohol, on lodging for the night in another place, except for the provided housing, as well as the obligation to find a job, the parliamentarians specified.
In addition, according to the deputies, the state can facilitate the search for work for homeless citizens by creating special enterprises that are financed from the budget and created for the primary labor socialization of homeless citizens.