Schenectady County manager issues State of Emergency resulting from limited housing

The Schenectady County manager issued a State of Emergency Saturday morning, due to limited temporary and permanent housing available in the county.

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The emergency order started at 7:00 a.m.

The Schenectady County Department of Social Services houses between 150 and 250 people each night through short and long term programs, and was already facing challenges to house those in the program, who are usually placed into hotel rooms.  

“The events of July 18th where occupants were illegally removed from the Super 8 Motel in Rotterdam exacerbates the ongoing housing shortage that the County is faced with,” County Manager Rory Fluman said.

The State of Emergency will remain in effect until further notice.