Homelessness is an increasing concern for cities around the world. Given its multicausality and complexity, reducing homelessness over time is hardly achievable by isolated public agencies. The Reencounter Program is a local government policy connecting several government departments to address the issue of homeless people in one of the world’s most populated cities: São Paulo. This policy involves three axes: Connection – aiming at redesigning the way to approach homeless people in public spaces; Care – providing public services (housing, health, education, social assistance, among others) according to the various characteristics of this group; Opportunity – generating income and jobs to recover autonomy in order to access labor market. Collaboration between government departments and the creation of various paths for solving this issue are the main innovations in this policy. Starting in 2022, the policy reviewed protocols, started new housing projects, and benefited over 5,000 homeless people with basic income.
Graduated in Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (1998), master’s degree in Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (2003) and Ph.D. in Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (2009). He had a visiting researcher fellowship at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He was a professor at the Getulio Vargas Foundation (EAESP), where he was also a project coordinator (FGV Projetos). Has experience in the area of Law, with emphasis on Constitutional Law, was mainly in the following subjects: electoral law, control of constitutionality, public management. Since 2018 he works at the São Paulo City Hall at executive level.