The housing shortage in New York City for this winter is so acute public officials are considering FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) trailers and manufactured housing in areas outside the city where there is room to site them. Other options include area hospitals with empty beds, even state-run mental hospitals. Gov. Andrew Coumo says, “It’s going to be decided on a community by community basis. Some people will use trailers, others will use hotels, motels. You are going to have some people who need short-term housing, you have others who wil need long-term housing solutions. And those are two very different things.” As NY1 tells MHProNews, the governor says the needs will change over time.
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