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Migrant Shelter Opens on Broome Street

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At the June Health, Seniors & Human services committee meeting of CB3, the NYC department of homeless services (DHS) and Department of Social services (DSS) presented plans for a migrant shelter in the process of opening at the Winsor Hotel located at 108 Forsyth Street.

The emergency migrant shelter will be operated by Destination Tomorrow as a “Sanctuary Shelter.” slated to house adult families with supportive services in the 43-room hotel.

Additional services include 3 meals daily and transportation to appointments. The plan was presented by DHS’s Hailey Nolasco and Destination Tomorrow’s Sean Coleman.

The migrant crisis has stretched NYC’s ability to house asylum seekers to the limit and the mayor’s office has resorted to contracting hotels usually at hundreds of dollars per night to house the migrants. The site will have 24/7 security to assist migrants with wayfinding in their temporary homes.

The Winsor Hotel ironically is run by staunch anti-shelter advocate William Su who demonstrated against a “Safe Haven” shelter for men at 91 East Broadway.

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