Mayor Brandon Johnson wants to instill a 60-day stay limit at shelters.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced the state will give Chicago $160 million to help alleviate the migrant crisis.
The $160 million from the state will go to “an intake center, a winterized tent shelter and other assistance aimed at addressing the bottlenecks keeping migrants from resettling.”
Pritzker said: “To get people off of the streets as we head into winter, the state of Illinois will invest an additional $160 million via the Department of Human Services, specifically to address these bottlenecks.”
This is how the city has to split the money:
- $65 million for winterized tent shelter for 2,000 migrants for six months.
- $30 million for the intake center.
- $65 million for legal and support services for new migrants.
Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson’s budget passed on Wednesday, which includes $150 million for migrant arrivals.
The city said $150 million is “less than half of an estimated cost needed” for the crisis.
I guess the $160 million will barely put them over the needed amount.
So $310 million? Imagine what that money could have helped if Chicago hadn’t declared itself a sanctuary city.
The city has received around 25,000 migrants since last year.
Johnson already announced a 60-day limit stay at shelters for migrants because it applies pressure “on all levels of government to help move with some expedition to get people to work.”
Johnson did not provide many details. Some sources said the city could extend the stay if the person is trying to find housing and work.DONATE
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