According to a proposal handed to the city council of Denver, they are now considering paying a private contractor $40 million to house migrants.
Denver To Pay Millions To Provide Housing For Migrants
Denver is now considering paying $40 million to GardaWorld Federal Services, a private contractor that can provide housing for migrants. The City Council’s Safety, Housing, Education, & Homelessness committee will come to a decision this Wednesday on whether to pay GardaWorld to help provide houses for migrants in the city come March of next year. Denver reported that as of April, around 6,000 came to the city.
Should GardaWorld be selected, they will provide housing for migrants that are coming into the city. The city proposal says that the site leased to the contractor could accommodate houses for 1,000 migrants at a time. Services such as medical screening, feeding, security, and maintenance will be offered to guests that are coming in.
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The chosen contractor will also lay out reunification services that would aid migrants in reaching their chosen destination. If a migrant does not wish to relocate outside Denver, the contractor will also assist that certain migrant to secure a housing unit in the city.
El Paso, Chicago, and San Antonio also sought out similar private contractors like GardaWorld to address a similar predicament.