New York officials seek 5,000 additional hotel rooms to house migrants

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City officials are urgently looking for 5,000 more rooms in Big Apple hotels to house migrants bound for New York from the southern border, The Post has learned.

There is no price tag attached to the request that was released on Wednesday, which was made under emergency contract powers invoked by Mayor Eric Adams when the migrant crisis began in the city.

This marks a dramatic expansion of the city’s efforts to secure temporary housing for newcomers, sources say.

The request – which has no price tag attached – was made under emergency contract powers invoked by Mayor Eric Adams.
Robert Miller

The Department of Homeless Services previously asked nonprofit social service providers to submit room rental proposals and help 600 families who needed to be housed in a Midtown luxury hotel, the Row NYC on 8th Ave.

New demand from vendors to secure thousands of rooms in hotels across the city adds to that, city officials confirmed.

And that would be in addition to the estimated 200 already secured and providing accommodation for families at the Skyline Hotel on 10th Avenue.

If fully implemented, it would bring the number of hotel rooms rented for migrants in the city’s accommodation system to nearly 6,000.

City Hall estimates that more than 4,000 migrants, many seeking asylum, have arrived in the five boroughs in recent weeks — and have been the subject of a high-profile feud between Hizzoner and Texas Governor Greg Abbott.

Adams accused Abbott and the Arizona governor of shipping the migrants to New York without notifying local officials, which both denied at the time.

However, Abbott said he was shipping migrants to East Coast cities to protest President Biden’s “willful ignorance” of the border crisis.

Migrants in New York.
The demand for additional rooms marks a dramatic expansion of the city’s efforts to secure temporary housing for newcomers.
James Keivom

City Hall was unable to comment immediately.

Additional reporting by Bernadette Hogan

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