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File #: Int 1903-2020    Version: * Name: Rental assistance eligibility requirements for street homeless individuals.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on General Welfare
On agenda: 2/27/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to rental assistance eligibility requirements for street homeless individuals
Sponsors: Stephen T. Levin, Ben Kallos, Justin L. Brannan, Vanessa L. Gibson, Carlos Menchaca
Council Member Sponsors: 5
Summary: This bill would set 30 days as the maximum time that the Department of Social Services/Human Resources Administration may require a street homeless applicant to have received case management services to be eligible for certain rental assistance programs.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1903, 2. Int. No. 1903, 3. February 27, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-27-20, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - February 27, 2020, 6. Committee Report 2/28/20, 7. Hearing Testimony 2/28/20, 8. Hearing Transcript 2/28/20

Int. No. 1903

 

By Council Members Levin, Kallos, Brannan, Gibson and Menchaca

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to rental assistance eligibility requirements for street homeless individuals

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 21 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 21-142 to read as follows:

§ 21-142 Rental assistance for street homeless individuals. a. Definitions. For purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Street homeless. The term “street homeless” means an individual who (i) is living on the street or in a place not meant for human habitation or (ii) is receiving services from the department of homeless services or the human resources administration because such individual is currently or was formerly living on the street or in a place not meant for human habitation.

Rental assistance program. The term “rental assistance program” means any city rental assistance program that is designed to help homeless individuals by subsidizing rent in which (i) the human resources administration or the department of homeless services determines eligibility and (ii) the program’s eligibility requirements do not require approval from an agency of the state of New York.

b. Rental assistance program eligibility. When an applicant’s eligibility for a rental assistance program is dependent upon being considered street homeless and having received case management services for a specified amount of time is a factor in such consideration, the department shall not require such applicant to have received case management services for more than 30 days as a precondition to such eligibility.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner of social services shall take such measures as are necessary for the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, before such date.                     

 

 

 

 

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