Thursday, June 29, 2023

Illegal Immigration Drives 110% Increase in NYC Homeless Shelter Population; Eric Adams dumps 90-day NYC homeless shelter rule to make room for migrants, and related stories

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Illegal Immigration Drives 110% Increase in NYC Homeless Shelter Population:
New York City’s homeless shelter system is “buckling” as waves of illegal aliens migrate to the sanctuary city, with local taxpayers left paying the price, a Washington Post report details.
Since the spring of last year, close to 100,000 border crossers and illegal aliens have arrived in New York City under Mayor Eric Adams’ watch. Adams has not asked the Joe Biden administration to end the inflow, but instead, has urged the White House to expedite work permits for new arrivals.
According to figures published in the Washington Post, the city’s shelter system has grown more than 110 percent since Adams took office — leaving New Yorkers footing the bill:
The influx of migrants in New York has pushed the city’s total shelter population to 95,000, up from 45,000 when Adams took office in January 2022. [Emphasis added]

“We have reached a point where the system is buckling,” Anne Williams-Isom, deputy mayor for health and human services, told reporters at a news conference in late May. [Emphasis added]

At roughly $380 per person daily, New York officials say the cost of caring for the migrants will reach $4.3 billion over the next 12 months. In a statement this week, Adams thanked Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) for helping to secure $104 million in federal funding for the city, while also calling for more resources. [Emphasis added]
Late last week, Adams announced a plan to more quickly allow border crossers and illegal aliens in the city’s shelter system to secure rental assistance money funded by local taxpayers. The goal, Adams said, is to get new arrivals out of shelters and into neighborhoods. --->READ MORE HERE
Eric Adams dumps 90-day NYC homeless shelter rule to make room for migrants:
Mayor Eric Adams used his executive powers Friday to dump a controversial 90-day shelter rule in a bid to move homeless New Yorkers into permanent housing more quickly — and free up beds for migrants in the city-run facilities.
The “90-day rule” had required homeless people to spend three months in Big Apple shelters before they could become eligible for housing vouchers to help with their rent.
Now, the nixing of the requirement means the city can free up space in its overrun homeless shelter system to help deal with the influx of asylum seekers who are still flooding in.
“Removing this rule will help even more people into permanent housing as quickly as possible and will do something without overburdening taxpayers,” Adams said at a City Hall press conference.
Under the emergency rule, families and individuals staying in shelters will be able to immediately access city-funded rental assistance, otherwise known as the City Family Homelessness and Eviction Prevention Supplement, to help them with more permanent housing.
Acting Department of Social Services Commissioner Molly Wasow Park said axing the 90-day rule would free up much-needed space in the already overburdened system. --->READ MORE HERE
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