Upstate County Blocks NYC’s Plan to Relocate Homeless Amid Migrant Crisis

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Oneida County, an upstate area, is blocking New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ attempt to relocate homeless residents using housing vouchers to ease the burden of migrants arriving in the city. Mayor Adams had announced that homeless vouchers could be used outside of NYC to open shelter space for migrants. However, Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente issued an emergency order refusing to accept these vouchers in his jurisdiction without his approval. Picente argued that this move was an attempt to shift the migrant crisis to upstate counties due to the failure of federal government policies. He highlighted capacity issues and the impact on the local housing market.