FEMA Gifts New York City More than $104M for Asylum Seekers

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is planning to give New York City $104.6 million to support the care of asylum seekers. This Federal funding was the largest share sent through the Shelters Services Program. This funding will help address the influx of migrants.

The Mayor of New York City, Eric Adams mentioned the idea of housing migrants in houses of worship and private homes to address the influx of migrants as the city has spent more than $1.2 billion trying to do this already. Since last spring, the city has had difficulties trying to house more than 48,00 migrants and has received 72,000 incoming immigrants who also needed housing. By 2024, the estimated amount to house, feed, and other services for more migrants will cost the city over $4.3 billion.

“We look forward to continuing to work with our entire congressional delegation to bring more resources and support to New York City, as well as push the federal government to expedite work authorization for asylum seekers,” Adams said.

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