Leaders said a homeless program in New York City is hurting the Southern Tier.

Broome County Executive Jason Garnar said New York City's 'Special One Time Assistance' program, relocates homeless individuals and pays for one year's worth of rent.

Garnar said the program does not provide a plan for their return to New York City and puts stress on the county's taxpayers.

Individuals seek medical, food, cash, and other forms of public assistance from the county.

"We are asking New York City to immediately stop using its SOTA program, or any other process, to illegally transfer its homeless people to Broome County,” said Broome County Executive Jason Garnar. “We have put New York City on notice. This is illegal, and it ends today."

Officials said five such incidents have been confirmed.

He wants New York City to compensate the county for the costs of the program.