The New York Daily News reports:
Mayor Adams announced in a press release Thursday that the city plans to house asylum seekers in temporary, refugee-style camps — a move that further illustrates the huge strain a recent influx of migrants has put on the city’s shelter system.
Through an email put out by his press office, Adams’ team described the camps as “humanitarian emergency response and relief centers” and pointed to past examples of such centers with pictures depicting tents filled with rows and rows of cots.
The first relief center, which will cater to single adults, will open at the Orchard Beach parking lot in the coming weeks. The location of a second center has not yet been determined.
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Mayor Adams announces city plans to house asylum seekers in temporary, refugee-style camps
The move further illustrates the huge strain a recent influx of migrants has put on the city’s shelter system.https://t.co/wfr4krkJuj
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) September 22, 2022
Mayor Eric Adams announced that New York City would open emergency centers to temporarily house migrants — including several barrackslike, winterized tents the size of airplane hangars that will shelter single adults at a parking lot in the Bronx. https://t.co/Voxfc7bOqK
— The New York Times (@nytimes) September 23, 2022
A plan to open two so-called “humanitarian emergency response and relief centers” is drawing the concerns of housing experts over whether the tent structures skirt a city mandate to house homeless people.https://t.co/VVDNtKFM3F
— Gothamist (@Gothamist) September 22, 2022