Healey: Migrant Housing Crisis Forces State To Breaking Point

Governor Maura Healey says the state can no longer guarantee space will be available in the state's emergency shelter system.

Healey says the state can only accommodate 75 hundred families, and that number will likely be reached by the end of the month.

Massachusetts is the only state in the nation that is required by law to provide emergency shelter for all unhoused families.

Healey says 40 families have entered the system in the last 24-hours alone, and predicts there will be 75-hundred families in emergency shelters by the end of the month, calling on Congress to step in.

She also announced that retired Lieutenant General Scott Rice has been appointed as the new emergency assistance director.

 [Charlotte Hysen/Governor’s Press Office]

Photo: Charlotte Hysen

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