Gov. Kathy Hochul’s administration has identified dorms on three SUNY campuses to use as housing sites for migrants, according to a source.
The source told NY1 the plan includes a total of 1,500 beds at the University at Buffalo, Stony Brook University and the University at Albany.
An announcement is expected as soon as next week, the source said.
Source says the Hochul Administration has identified dorms on 3 SUNY campuses to house migrants: Buffalo, Stony Brook and Albany. 1,500 beds total. Announcement expected as soon as next week .— Zack Fink (@ZackFinkNews) May 22, 2023
In a statement provided to Spectrum News, a SUNY spokesperson said: "At Governor Hochul's direction, we are assessing whether there are SUNY resources available to help with the arrival of asylum seekers."
Hochul last week said her administration was working with New York City Mayor Eric Adams to identify “welcoming” sites for migrants housing across the state.
The governor said the state was looking at sites including campuses and “shuttered psychiatric facilities” as possible housing options.
"Clearly a SUNY campus lends itself to immediate help, but long-term, we have to have it free by August. So, what happens in August?" Hochul said in an interview with Spectrum News.
"So these are the questions we're asking right now," she added. "We are looking at every possible property in the state of New York to help have a relief valve for the city of New York."