Mayor Eric Adams will open a center in midtown Manhattan for asylum seekers, according to a press release from the mayor’s office on Thursday.
The Humanitarian Emergency Response and Relief Center will be at the Hotel Wolcott and will include 175 rooms serving single adult women and adult families.
“While the number of asylum seekers have slowed in recent weeks, we are still seeing a steady stream of single adult women and adult families arriving in New York City in need of assistance,” Adams said in a statement. “The city’s third Humanitarian Emergency Response and Relief Center will soon open to provide these populations access to a multitude of supports and resources.
The relief center will offer a range of services, including shelter, food, medical care and casework services, the press release said.
The city has opened 57 hotels as emergency shelters since the asylum seekers began arriving, according to the statement. A facility on Randall’s Island housing single adult men opened last month.