That’s the plan?
After failing to move migrants out of New York City and into its surrounding counties, Big Apple Mayor Eric Adams is now attempting to solve the city’s homeless problem by running the same play.
From The New York Post:
The new plan rolled out by the city Tuesday will allow — for the first time — CityFHEPS housing-assistance vouchers to be used outside of the five boroughs where rents are cheaper and more living spaces are available.
The move comes after months of pleading by New York City Mayor Eric Adams for the rest of the state to take on some of the tens of thousands of migrants who have flooded into the city, leaving its shelter system in chaos.
He has even tried to get Gov. Kathy Hochul to force the issue, to no avail.
New York City currently has a record number of people in its shelter system with more than 113,000 in the city’s care, nearly 60,000 of whom are asylum seekers, while it also deals with a longstanding housing crisis.
“We hope our partners across the state will greet these longtime New Yorkers with open arms and good job opportunities,” Adams said in a statement.
“These reforms will give longtime New Yorkers the ability to move out of our city’s shelter system to other parts of the state with more affordable housing options, while simultaneously opening up space in our city’s shelter system for the approximately 10,000 migrants who continue to arrive in the city seeking shelter month after month,” Adams added.
— New York Post Metro (@nypmetro) September 26, 2023