25 migrant families to be sheltered at MBTA, DOT headquarters in Boston
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) - Amid the ongoing migrant crisis in the Bay State. The MBTA, along with MassDOT, will be sheltering up to 25 migrant families at their Boston headquarters.
A state official told Western Mass News the site will only be used in the evening and overnight hours and it is available only to families who are eligible for emergency assistance.
Conference rooms in a Massachusetts government building in Boston are being converted into short-term emergency shelters for migrants starting Monday, according to a notice sent to state employees.
The conference rooms at 10 park plaza, the Massachusetts department of transportation building and headquarters of the Massachusetts bay transportation authority, will provide shelter for up to 25 migrant families, according to the memo from MBTA General Manager Phil Eng.
He also said this use of the conference rooms is expected to last up to two weeks, “until a more permanent location can be identified.”
“You have to come back in session to really have the governor come back to find a solution for this crisis,” said one official.
Massachusetts’ emergency family shelter system hit a capacity limit of 7,500 families earlier this month. At that point, officials said they began adding names to a waiting list.
The site is expected to function for roughly two weeks, as it is intended to be a temporary option.
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