The number of people in New York City’s housing system increased by 53% at the start of this fiscal year, driven by a steady increase in immigrants, according to Mayor Eric Adams’ preliminary management report released Tuesday.
Many settlements have become scenes of violencein and around, including the slaying of a 24-year-old who was stabbed in a food line fight on Randall’s Island in early January, in which three Hispanic men were charged.
Last week too Five immigrants are accused of beating two police officers in Times Square, a world tourist mecca. The suspects were released because of the penal reform, which created such outrage Governor Kathy Hochul announced the possibility of deportation.
“If someone commits a crime against a New York state police officer and they’re not here legally, that should be investigated,” Hochul said. “These are law enforcement officers who should never, under any circumstances, be subject to physical attack,” he added. “This is wrong in every way and I hope the judges and prosecutors do the right thing.”
The mayor’s report on shelter collapse compares the data and performance of city agencies over time the first four months of the current financial year (July to October 2023) with the same period in 2022.
The 53% increase in average daily occupancy of NYC residences was “driven by unprecedented increase in arrivals, mainly asylum seekers which represents more than half of all entrants at the time,” said the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) in its quarterly evaluation included in the 432-page report.
There is an average of 83,985 people in city-run shelters per day in the quarterly period compared to 54,738 people in 2022, highlighted New York Post.
“The flow of asylum seekers to New York City has accelerated a 147% increase in shelter admissions for families with children and a 185% increase in shelter admissions for adult families,” said the report. The report added that In contrast, the number of single adults entering shelters operated or managed by DHS decreased by 13% compared to a year ago.
Mayor Adams announced a 60-day limit on shelters in July and it was reduced to 30 days in September to provide relief to the overburdened system, although the report did not mention the time restrictions as encouraging shorter stays.
New York City has opened more than 210 emergency shelter sites to house more than 170,700 migrants since the border crisis began in 2022according to officials. More than 100 hotels They became emergency shelters, at an estimated cost of over a billion dollars.
the migration crisis marks two years of Adams’ administration, between a national political battle between democrats and republicans. It is estimated that between April 2022 and December 2023, NYC spent approx. $3.5 billion dollars in housing and services for more than 164,500 people who passed through the city’s admission center.
Last September, Mayor Adams declared that the large influx of immigrants would “destroy” the city. The situation caused, in his own words, “very painful” spending cuts, which affect millions of New Yorkers and hinder all city agencies by acquiring the lack of resources from Joe Biden’s government.
At the beginning of January, the city of New York sued 17 transportation and charter bus companies for $708 million to recover the costs of the immigration crisis caused by the large number of undocumented immigrants sent out of the country.