Meeting Name: Committee on General Welfare Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 4/20/2017 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: 250 Broadway - Committee Rm, 16th Fl.
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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Attachments: Attachments - Int. No. 622, Attachments - Int. No. 1066, Attachments - Int. No. 1443, Attachments - Int. No. 1460, Attachments for Oversight, Attachments - Int. No. 1459
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T2017-5802 *  Oversight - Reforms to Homeless Services, One Year Later.Oversight Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
T2017-5802 *  Oversight - Reforms to Homeless Services, One Year Later.Oversight Filed, by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0622-2015 *Elizabeth S. Crowley Requiring the department of homeless services to educate homeless persons on domestic violence and child abuse.IntroductionRecently, there have been a number of fatal child abuse incidents in New York city homeless shelters. Domestic violence also continues to be an issue in homeless shelters. This bill would require the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) to educate all new recipients of shelter on domestic violence and child abuse. Specifically, the bill would require DHS to provide to homeless persons undergoing intake educational materials, including a video and an illustrated brochure explaining what domestic violence and child abuse are.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0622-2015 *Elizabeth S. Crowley Requiring the department of homeless services to educate homeless persons on domestic violence and child abuse.IntroductionRecently, there have been a number of fatal child abuse incidents in New York city homeless shelters. Domestic violence also continues to be an issue in homeless shelters. This bill would require the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) to educate all new recipients of shelter on domestic violence and child abuse. Specifically, the bill would require DHS to provide to homeless persons undergoing intake educational materials, including a video and an illustrated brochure explaining what domestic violence and child abuse are.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1066-2016 *Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. Requiring the dept of homeless service to conduct quarterly point-in-time counts of the unsheltered homeless population.IntroductionThe bill would require the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) department to conduct quarterly point-in-time counts of all unsheltered homeless persons on streets, subway trains and platforms, transportation terminals and vestibules visible from the street. During the counts, DHS would collect information from unsheltered homeless persons including but not limited to age, gender, race, and veteran status. No later than two months from the date of each point-in-time count DHS would be required to submit to the Council and post on its website the number of unsheltered homeless persons counted and the information collected during the count.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1066-2016 *Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. Requiring the dept of homeless service to conduct quarterly point-in-time counts of the unsheltered homeless population.IntroductionThe bill would require the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) department to conduct quarterly point-in-time counts of all unsheltered homeless persons on streets, subway trains and platforms, transportation terminals and vestibules visible from the street. During the counts, DHS would collect information from unsheltered homeless persons including but not limited to age, gender, race, and veteran status. No later than two months from the date of each point-in-time count DHS would be required to submit to the Council and post on its website the number of unsheltered homeless persons counted and the information collected during the count.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1443-2017 *Ritchie J. Torres Requiring that certain Dept of Homeless Services employees be trained in administering opioid antagonists.IntroductionThis proposed bill would ensure that employees at the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) who are involved in outreach or who work in shelters would be trained in administering naloxone (Narcan) to individuals who have overdosed on opioids in order to prevent deaths. According to recent press, overdoses were the leading cause of death among homeless people in shelters in New York City during the last fiscal year and that only a small percentage of shelters have staff members trained by DHS in administering naxolone.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1443-2017 *Ritchie J. Torres Requiring that certain Dept of Homeless Services employees be trained in administering opioid antagonists.IntroductionThis proposed bill would ensure that employees at the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) who are involved in outreach or who work in shelters would be trained in administering naloxone (Narcan) to individuals who have overdosed on opioids in order to prevent deaths. According to recent press, overdoses were the leading cause of death among homeless people in shelters in New York City during the last fiscal year and that only a small percentage of shelters have staff members trained by DHS in administering naxolone.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1459-2017 *Stephen T. Levin Updating the report on utilization of and applications for multi-agency emergency housing assistance.IntroductionLocal Law 37 of 2011 requires a monthly report on emergency housing assistance usage. This bill would require that report to be updated to include a cover page that would list the total number of the all individuals utilizing emergency housing in the City and the total number of families with children, adult families, single men, and single women utilizing temporary emergency housing. The bill would also require the report to be posted on homepage of the Mayor’s Office of Operations’ website and the Open Data web portal in a machine-readable format.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1459-2017 *Stephen T. Levin Updating the report on utilization of and applications for multi-agency emergency housing assistance.IntroductionLocal Law 37 of 2011 requires a monthly report on emergency housing assistance usage. This bill would require that report to be updated to include a cover page that would list the total number of the all individuals utilizing emergency housing in the City and the total number of families with children, adult families, single men, and single women utilizing temporary emergency housing. The bill would also require the report to be posted on homepage of the Mayor’s Office of Operations’ website and the Open Data web portal in a machine-readable format.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1460-2017 *Stephen T. Levin Requiring the formation of an interagency coordinating council to combat homelessness.IntroductionLocal Law 51 of 1993 established a homeless services advisory board and an interagency coordinating council to combat homelessness. This bill would amend the provisions of the Administrative Code establishing these bodies by adding that the advisory board appointees would include a member of a community based organization or service provider with relevant expertise, and that the DHS commissioner would meet with the advisory board on a quarterly basis. The bill would also add representatives to the coordinating council from NYCHA, DYCD, ACS, DOE, DOHMH, MOCDV and the chair of the Council’s Committee on General Welfare as members. The bill would also require that the interagency coordinating council meet with the homeless services advisory board and produce an annual report.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1460-2017 *Stephen T. Levin Requiring the formation of an interagency coordinating council to combat homelessness.IntroductionLocal Law 51 of 1993 established a homeless services advisory board and an interagency coordinating council to combat homelessness. This bill would amend the provisions of the Administrative Code establishing these bodies by adding that the advisory board appointees would include a member of a community based organization or service provider with relevant expertise, and that the DHS commissioner would meet with the advisory board on a quarterly basis. The bill would also add representatives to the coordinating council from NYCHA, DYCD, ACS, DOE, DOHMH, MOCDV and the chair of the Council’s Committee on General Welfare as members. The bill would also require that the interagency coordinating council meet with the homeless services advisory board and produce an annual report.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available