The City of New York is looking to add a further 5,000 hotel rooms to temporarily house asylum seekers being bused up from the southern border, according to The New York Post.
New York City has leased 11 hotels so far to provide temporary housing for homeless families after the population rose in the last few months, from 46,591 people last January to 52,379 as of Monday, according to DHS shelter census data analyzed by City Limits.
One staffer at the Row NYC, which is located in Times Square, told the Post that “In a month or two, we’re about to open up for [the New York City Department of Homeless Services], for homeless.”
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