Goldman, Bowman urge city universities to audit their space for housing migrants


Congress Members Dan Goldman (D-Manhattan/Brooklyn) and Jamaal Bowman (D-Bronx/Westchester) on Monday sent a letter to several leaders of New York City’s public and private universities, urging them to conduct an audit of their available space for possibly housing migrants.

In the missive, the pair implored SUNY Chancellor John King, Jr.,CUNY Chancellor Félix Matos Rodríguez, New York University President Andrew Hamilton and the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities to review available space that can shelter a portion of the tens of thousands of migrants who’ve come here over the past year. Considering many schools empty their dorms during the summers, the lawmakers said, they should be able to use the empty rooms to temporarily house migrants.