Vast Majority Of Migrants Transported To NYC Remain In Homeless Shelters

According to statistics released by New York City, 15,500 migrants transported to the city from Texas entered the homeless shelter system, and 11,800 are still in the shelter system.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has been firm in his decision to relocate migrants from his state to self-proclaimed “sanctuary cities,” such as New York City, Washington, D.C., and Chicago.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has followed suit, most recently sending a plane full of 48 migrants to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, where the Obama family has a residence.

Reports estimate that the controversial relocation programs will save the state billions in taxpayer dollars, and it appears New York is feeling that shift of financial burden.

“The busing mission is providing much-needed relief to our overwhelmed border communities,” Abbott’s office stated.

New York City’s homeless shelters have never been more crowded. If the pace of migrants being transported to New York City were to remain steady over the next year, the population in the homeless shelter system would go from 31,000 to 60,000.

Mayor Eric Adams (D) has requested $500 million from the White House to help the migrants being transported to sanctuary cities find jobs and shelter.

Unfortunately, research shows that mass immigration can lead to higher prices for rent.

“[I]ncreases in immigration into a metropolitan statistical area are linked with rising rents and home prices in that metropolitan statistical area and neighboring metropolitan statistical areas,” states a 2017 study in the Journal of Housing Economics.

Compared to a year ago, the median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in New York City has increased by 40 percent, while rent for two-bedroom apartments increased by more than 46 percent.

In 2021, New York City was able to help 1,800 single adults and over 1,000 families transition to their own housing using their own money. Over 5,200 single adults and roughly 4,120 families also left the shelter system, but they did so with the help of taxpayer-funded subsidies.