Gov. Healey Activating National Guard to Help with Migrant Emergency

Attorney General Maura Healey

HYANNIS – Two-hundred-and-fifty members of the Massachusetts National Guard will soon deploy to help at emergency shelters housing migrant and homeless families across Massachusetts.

Officials said over 6,000 families are currently in shelters. 

The emergency declaration also included plans to use sites in Eastham and Joint Base Cape Cod to house families, and also potentially Yarmouth Resort.

However, state officials pumped the brakes on the Yarmouth Resort site plans after it was discovered the location did not have a valid Certificate of Occupancy. 

A protest was held at the Yarmouth site over the weekend, with many present calling for more focus on local homeless residents and veterans. 

About Grady Culhane

Grady Culhane is a Cape Cod native from Eastham. He studied media communications at Cape Cod Community College and joined the News Center in 2019.
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