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File #: Int 1788-2019    Version: * Name: Establishing a climate migrant services coordinator.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Environmental Protection
On agenda: 10/30/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to establishing a climate migrant services coordinator
Sponsors: Carlina Rivera , Ritchie J. Torres, Farah N. Louis, Ben Kallos
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Summary: This bill would establish a climate migrant services coordinator to provide guidance to individuals who have relocated to New York City after being displaced from their homes by severe weather or natural disaster events.
Indexes: Other Appointment Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1788, 2. Int. No. 1788, 3. October 30, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10-30-19, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - October 30, 2019

Int. No. 1788

 

By Council Members Rivera, Torres, Louis and Kallos

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to establishing a climate migrant services coordinator

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 1 of Title 3 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 3-119.3 to read as follows:

§3-119.3 Climate Migrant Services Coordinator. a. There shall be established a climate migrant services coordinator, to be located in an agency designated by the mayor, who shall provide guidance to individuals who have relocated to the city of New York after being displaced from their homes by severe weather or natural disaster events.

b. Such coordinator shall, at minimum, coordinate among appropriate city, state, and federal agencies and other relevant organizations to conduct outreach to identify such individuals and identify and coordinate the legal and social services needs of such individuals, including but not limited to:

1. Disaster relief claim assistance;

2. Case management;

3. Assistance in applying for local, state, or federal benefits;

4. Immigration legal services;

5. Mental health support;

6. Long-term healthcare access;

7. Nutrition assistance;

8. Housing assistance;

9. Workforce development; and

10. Youth and adult education programs.

§ 2.    This local law takes effect within 60 days after it becomes law.

 

 

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