RED HOOK, Brooklyn (WABC) — For Mayor Eric Adams, an important announcement was made about the shelter crisis that almost pushed the city to the breaking point.
Mayor Adams says the city will soon send some migrants arriving here to a temporary shelter at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal.
Since last spring, more than 41,000 asylum seekers have arrived in the city. Almost 28 thousand remain under the care of the city.
“We continue to meet our moral and legal obligations and meet the needs of people arriving in New York, but as the number of people seeking asylum continues to rise, we are in dire need of support from both our state and by the federal government. This fifth “Humanitarian Emergency Response and Assistance Center will provide housing for approximately 1,000 asylum seekers, access to support and access to their final destination,” Adams said.
Once open, the site will serve about 1,000 asylum seekers and offer the same services as adult men received at humanitarian aid centers, including on-site medical care, meals, laundry and reconnection.
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