Struggling to support thousands of migrants in local shelters, CM Crystal Hudson says district has received ‘no material support’ from City Hall

Thousands of migrants are living in shelters in Council Member Crystal Hudson’s district, and they – and the neighborhoods they’re located in – need more help from the city government, Hudson said in a May 6 open letter to Mayor Eric Adams.

Hudson said her community has received “no material support” from City Hall. Her office and a host of local community organizations have stepped up to raise money, gather supplies, and provide resources for the roughly 4,000 migrants living in two Humanitarian Emergency Response and Relief Centers in District 35, she wrote, but it’s not enough.