NYS Comptroller Report: Asylum Seeker Spending Report
A new tool is available on the New York State Comptroller’s website that provides monthly updated documentation of New York State and New York City emergency spending related to people seeking asylum. On the state level, emergency spending specifically coded by agencies as spending related to asylum seekers through September 30, 2023 totaled $316.2 million; and the State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2023-24 Enacted Budget Financial plan includes $1.5 billion in planned spending that is expected to occur over two fiscal years. Although New York City has yet to finalize expenses for FY 2023, during the same period, the city recorded preliminary expenditures in Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 of $1.47 billion and nearly $420 million in FY 2024. A breakdown by city agency indicated that spending thus far in 2023 ranged from $779,506,150 at the high by the Department of Homeless Services and Social Services to a low of $2,943 by the Department of Transportation.