ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A Cold Blue Extreme Alert has been issued from Sunday, January 2, through Monday, January 3. The Homeless and Travelers Aid Society (HATAS) says a Code Blue Extreme Alert is called when the temperature reduces to 10 degrees or less.
The Code Blue program is designed to make it easier for homeless people to find shelter in potentially dangerous winter conditions. Homeless residents of Albany County in need of shelter can go to:
- Capital City Rescue Mission at 259 South Pearl Street
- Emergency Overflow Shelter at 646 State Street (Lutheran Church)
- IPH Safe Haven at 26 South Swan Street
People in need can also call the HATAS Homeless Hotline at (518) 463-2124. If you see someone local who needs housing assistance, contact a local homeless provider for more information.