Mayor suspends shelter review process, temporarily reduces barriers to find sites to house immigrants


Mayor Eric Adams signed an executive order Monday night that temporarily removes many of the usual barriers to build or site new homeless shelters in the Big Apple.

The order, prompted by the city’s search for spaces to house tens of thousands of migrants following the lapse of Title 42 last week, was met with criticism from City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams’ office. Her office argues that the mayor is relying too heavily on unilateral action in responding to the migrant crisis and that a comprehensive plan is needed. Furthermore, experts say the executive order could draw legal challenges for circumventing the process.