Mayor Adams says there’s ‘no guarantee’ of new shelter placements for migrants booted under new 60-day limit


After announcing last week the city will begin limiting shelter stays for single adult migrants to 60 days, Mayor Eric Adams said Monday there is “no guarantee” that those who cannot obtain other housing within that timeframe will be able to secure a new shelter placement when they reapply.

Last week, Adams unveiled the new policy, which will see notices sent to single adult migrants informing them that they have 60 days to find other lodgings, as the Big Apple’s homeless and emergency shelter population has swelled to over 105,000 people — mostly due to recently arrived asylum seekers. During last week’s announcement, Adams said the policy will help free up shelter space for migrant families with children, who make up the majority of new arrivals.