As Manhattan prepares to roll out the tented Depression-era shantytowns known as Hoovervilles Bidenvilles smack in the middle of New York’s Central Park which will house some of the “Sanctuary city’s” brand new 95,000 migrants, the city is taking action on its two other blights: empty offices and soaring rents.

As Bloomberg reports, New York City is rolling out a plan to convert vacant offices into as many as 20,000 new housing units by creating a multi-agency group to help developers cut through red tape and rezoning a section of Manhattan known as Midtown South.

The moves come after Mayor Eric Adams and Governor Kathy Hochul’s quest for a comprehensive program to address the state’s housing shortage was rebuffed by fellow Democratic lawmakers in Albany earlier this year. Much of Adams’s plan will still need state approval.