City of Salem, state to open temporary housing at Salem State campus for migrant, homeless families

Grappling with an influx of thousands of migrants coming to Massachusetts, state officials this week began converting a vacant Salem State Universi...

November 17, 2022
12:20 AM

Grappling with an influx of thousands of migrants coming to Massachusetts, state officials this week began converting a vacant Salem State University residential complex into temporary residences for as many as 60 families.The first families are expected to arrive in late November at the university's Bates Complex, and will move into renovated one- and two-floor townhouse units at Salem State's South Campus on Harrison Road, officials said.'We're a welcoming and inclusive community, and I think we're a compassionate place,' Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll said in an interview.

John Hilliard