In an effort to address the influx of migrants to New York City, Mayor Eric Adams has proposed a new plan that would allow regular New Yorkers to welcome thousands of asylum seekers into private dwellings.
The plan calls for local homeowners and landlords to be compensated for housing migrants while they await their immigration hearings. This would provide much needed relief to the city's shelters, which are currently overcrowded due to the high number of migrants seeking asylum.
Mayor Adams believes this plan is a win-win situation for both the migrants and the people of New York City. The migrants would have access to safe and secure housing while they wait for their hearings, and local homeowners and landlords would be able to make some extra money by renting out their properties.
The mayor also announced that he is working with faith-based groups such as churches, mosques, and synagogues in order to provide additional shelter space for those seeking asylum. He hopes that this partnership will help alleviate some of the strain on the city's shelters.
It remains unclear how exactly this plan will be implemented or funded, but Mayor Adams is confident that it will be successful in helping those who need it most.