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File #: Int 1902-2020    Version: * Name: Provision of case management services for 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 the provision of case management services for homeless individuals
Sponsors: Stephen T. Levin, Ben Kallos, Justin L. Brannan, Vanessa L. Gibson
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Homeless Services to provide case management services to everyone assessed by either DHS or by an organization that contracts with the City, who is reasonably believed to be living on the street.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1902, 2. Int. No. 1902, 3. February 27, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-27-20, 5. Committee Report 2/28/20, 6. Hearing Testimony 2/28/20, 7. Hearing Transcript 2/28/20, 8. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - February 27, 2020

Int. No. 1902

 

By Council Members Levin, Kallos, Brannan and Gibson

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the provision of case management services for homeless individuals

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 21-314 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 19 for the year 1999, is amended to read as follows:

§ 21-314 Case management services. The commissioner shall provide case management services to all persons assigned to stay at the department's facilities or the facilities of organizations contracting with the department who are either waiting for the department to determine their eligibility for shelter or are receiving such shelter[.], and to all persons whom the department otherwise reasonably believes, based on information gathered from one or more assessments from either the department or from organizations contracting with the city, are living on the street. The commissioner shall begin providing case management services as soon as the department becomes aware that such persons have been assigned to stay at its facilities or the facilities of organizations contracting with the department or it otherwise begins to hold such reasonable belief. Such case management services shall include, but not be limited to, assistance obtaining (a) medical treatment, (b) federal, state and local government documents including, but not limited to, birth certificates, marriage licenses, and housing records, and (c) food, medicine and other necessary supplies; and shall address issues such as domestic violence, child abuse and mental illness, when needed.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 180 days after it becomes law.

 

 

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