>> Throughout under process in central Budapest, scenes like these were common. By Monday, homeless people had all but disappeared as hungry made sleeping on the streets are crime.>>
> Many are alcoholics and the shelters ban alcohol. Others say the number of homeless out number the beds. It's prompted criticism from human rights campaigners, who call the law cruel and inhumane. Hundreds on Sunday demonstrating outside the Hungarian Parliament. But about Prime Minister Victor Orban's right wing government, says it's a move to give the country's homeless proper living conditions.
It leads homeless people like Ferenc with few other options. The law empowers police to remove those living on the streets and the rights to destroy their personal belongings if they disobey three times in 90 days. Oltalom shelter in Budapest is now one of the few options. It has 600 beds, but residents like Joseph Barris say the law is futile and people will keep returning to the streets.
It's allocated more than $30 million to homeless care this year, and an additional budget to expand the shelters.