New York City Mayor Eric Adams wants the city’s residents to put up migrants in their private homes to save tax dollars.
He made the statement while announcing the city’s partnership with houses of worship opening up to take in migrants.
The deal he laid out Monday will see 50 multi-denomination houses of worship take in up 19 male adults per night.
The two-year partnership with the New York Disaster Interfaith Services will eventually have a 1,000 person capacity and cost $125 per person.
WATCH: NYC Mayor Eric Adams on housing illegal aliens:
“It is my vision to take the next step to this — go to the faith-based locales and then move to a private residence. There are residents who are suffering right now because of economic challenges. They have spare rooms." pic.twitter.com/ZVy41liS9g
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) June 5, 2023
Adams shocked city residents the same day with his unconventional plan to house asylum seekers in New Yorkers’ actual homes.
“It is my vision to take the next step to this faith-based locales and then move to a private residence,” he stated.
He argued that personally housing the more than 70,000 migrants who have flooded into the city since last April, could be beneficial to locals struggling to pay astronomic rents.
“There are residents who are suffering right now because of economic challenges,” Adams noted.
“They have spare rooms. They have locales.”
“It’s cheaper and it’s a good investment for us to go to a family and assist them instead of placing people in large congregate settings or in these emergency hotels,” he said about the plan.
Adams did not mention what the city would pay residents to open up their homes, but the going rate to house a migrant household in a city hotel is $380.
“We should be recycling our own dollars. We should take this crisis and go to opportunities,” he insisted.
That is how we can deal with this.”
Adams is even trying to shift a New York law that requires guests to live in a residence for 30 days before they can become tenants to accommodate his idea.
“We’re trying to navigate all the rules of how to get it done,” he said.
“There are many layers to how someone can use their space.”
“If there’s rules that need to be changed on the state level, we’re going to reach out to our state colleagues to do so.”
Native New Yorkers don’t seem pleased with Adams’ scheme to offer up their homes as migrant shelters.
“You’re a sanctuary city,” one person wrote. “My house isn’t a sanctuary house.”
“That would be a H–L NO for me,” a replier noted. “Wouldn’t care if I had 15 empty rooms.”
“Love how he’s trying to mask the socialism by selling it as some type of quasi government run Airbnb,” someone tweeted.
“Let’s just throw out the 3rd amendment and bring back involuntary quartering of individuals against the owners consent,” another added.
“The British are laughing at this,” one person pointed out.
Countless more suggested that Adams open up his own city provided home to house the influx of migrants.
This is Gracie Mansion. This is where the mayor of NY lives. He wants everyone (but him) to house illegals because the hotels are full in the sanctuary city. pic.twitter.com/1yFGzA5uwE
— i_ub2 (@i_ub2) June 5, 2023
“Leading by example is the best way,” someone heckled.
“I would imagine the Gracie Mansion should have a few rooms they could use.”
Another pointed towards a fatal flaw in Adam’s plan.
“I hope these potential hosts realize that if a migrant gets a piece of mail sent to your house they can protest eviction, for as long as the courts take.”