A new migrant relief center will open at a Holiday Inn in the Financial District, Mayor Eric Adams stated Tuesday.
The 492-room facility will quickly home grownup households and single ladies and supply a spread of different providers supplied at different migrant relief facilities. Greater than 44,000 newly arrived migrants have arrived in the metropolis since the spring, in accordance to metropolis estimates.
The announcement of the sixth migrant relief center follows Adams’ go to final month to the U.S. Southern border, the place he renewed requires federal intervention to assist clear up the disaster. It additionally follows a heated, multi-day standoff over situations in a just lately opened migrant relief center at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal.
Final week, police and sanitation staff cleared out an encampment of asylum seekers exterior a Midtown Lodge who had refused to relocate to the 1,000-bed facility for single males. The mayor himself slept at the facility in a single day on Friday.
New York Metropolis Well being and Hospitals and different contractors will run the newly introduced facility on Washington Road, which may have majority bilingual employees, as is in the case in different migrant relief facilities, in accordance to a metropolis corridor e-mail despatched to native elected officers obtained by Gothamist.
The new center may also present “non-congregate settings” and observe the metropolis’s insurance policies about such migrant relief facilities for single grownup ladies and households.