ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10)- A Code Blue Extreme has been activated by the Homeless and Travelers Aid Society (HATAS) effective Friday, February 4 through Sunday, February 6. Frigid temperatures are expected in the Capital Region. 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.