NEW YORK, NY (Newsource) – New York City is opening a fourth humanitarian emergency response and relief center as it surpasses an estimated 27,000 asylum seekers.
The center will provide migrants with a place to stay, access to support, and help getting to their final destinations. Mayor Eric Adams announced the new center this week.
It will be in the Stewart Hotel, which is a social services emergency shelter that will transition to handle 600 rooms for asylum seekers. Families already at the shelter can stay, or move to a different shelter.
According to Adams, the city is currently caring for more than 19,500 asylum seekers.
The Mayor also called for federal and state support.