Massachusetts shelters are being pushed past their capacity, running out of beds for families, including migrants arriving from other states and residents weathering a housing crunch right before winter, said Democratic Gov. Maura Healey.
On Thursday the state crossed a threshold set by Healey of 7,500 families seeking placement in emergency shelters. Healey has said that families seeking shelter will be put on a waitlist once the state reaches the cap.
Families will continue to be placed in shelters until the end of Thursday, according to the administration.
“Beginning tomorrow, families will be placed into shelter as units become available. If there are no available shelter units, families determined eligible for emergency assistance will be placed on a waitlist,” Emergency Assistance Director General Scott Rice said in statement.
He said the administration will continue to work with community organizations to connect families with “safe, overnight options.”
Source : ST