NYC begins evicting migrants thanks to temporary shelter limit

by ian

Thousands of migrants in New York City are being evicted from emergency shelters.

Mayor Eric Adams signed a 60-day limit back in October that was meant to relieve the city’s overwhelmed shelter system. Migrants can reapply for housing in January as part of the city’s right-to-shelter law, but there’s no guarantee they’ll be accepted to the same location.

The city has seen the arrival of more than 100,000 migrants since spring 2022 with over 60,000 in the city’s care. Mayor Adams says residents are becoming increasingly frustrated with the situation.

And it’s not just New York. Chicago signed a similar 60-day limit last month and will start evictions in January.