Gov. Hochul: State colleges next in line for potential migrant housing

A spokesperson for the State University of New York told News 12 that at the governor's direction, they are assessing whether there are enough resources available to help with the housing of migrants.

News 12 Staff

May 23, 2023, 11:06 AM

Updated 335 days ago

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Gov. Kathy Hochul is now considering state colleges as an option to house the thousands of migrants coming into the city.
A spokesperson for the State University of New York told News 12 that at the governor's direction, they are assessing whether there are enough resources available to help with the housing of migrants.
There are a total of 64 SUNY institutions, but there is no word yet on the schools under consideration.
Senate Republicans introduced new bills that would prohibit the use of SUNY dorms.
Rep. Dan Goldman is advocating for the use of public and private universities and sent a letter urging the assessment of available space in the universities to temporarily house asylum seekers.
This also comes as schools across the boroughs were an option as part of the plan to quell the current migrant crisis in the city.


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