Creedmoor Humanitarian Emergency Response and Relief begins housing migrants in Queens


The Creedmoor Humanitarian Emergency Response and Relief Center (HERRC) opened on Tuesday, one day ahead of schedule.

The facility locals have dubbed “Tent City” is expected to house some 1,000 single males on the grounds of Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in Queens, with City Hall officials telling amNewYork Metro that it will hold between 100 to 150 people by the end of Tuesday. 

Comprising four main areas, new arrivals will first be checked-in at an intake center during which they will be screened for illnesses, such as COVID-19 before being provided with a badge they use to enter and exit the area. They then will be set up with a caseworker who will determine their ultimate destination. The facility also provides a large dining hall with phone access, a shower and bathroom section, and a large sleeping area made up of cots squeezed tightly together.