City officials to open new housing shelter for asylum seekers in Bushwick
Mayor Eric Adams announced the addition of two new temporary housing shelters for asylum seekers in Brooklyn and Midtown.
The Brooklyn location located on Jefferson Street in Bushwick is set to open by the end of the month. The move is just part of the ongoing efforts the city has made to tackle what the mayor has called a humanitarian crisis.
Mayor Adams says that the Brooklyn center, along with the one in Manhattan, is set to serve about 1,200 men that will be moving from the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal that is expected to close by the end of March.
So far, the city says they have opened 96 shelters and humanitarian relief sites to serve migrants. Big discussions are currently ongoing in Albany in regard to the state budget and programs that can assist in the growing crisis.
The mayor also added over 31,000 asylum seekers are currently in the city's care, not to mention the more than 51,000 asylum seekers that have arrived since last spring.