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File #: Int 2405-2021    Version: Name: Runaway and homeless youth eligibility for rental assistance.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted (Mayor's Desk for Signature)
Committee: Committee on General Welfare
On agenda: 9/23/2021
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to runaway and homeless youth eligibility for rental assistance
Sponsors: Stephen T. Levin, Deborah L. Rose, Eric Dinowitz, Justin L. Brannan, Ben Kallos, Adrienne E. Adams, Carlos Menchaca, Helen K. Rosenthal, Antonio Reynoso, Carlina Rivera , Farah N. Louis, Brad S. Lander, Peter A. Koo, Darma V. Diaz, Alan N. Maisel, Kevin C. Riley
Council Member Sponsors: 16
Summary: This bill would allow youth who have spent time in runaway and homeless youth services funded by the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) to be eligible for CityFHEPS rental assistance vouchers. Any 90 days of the previous two years spent in these services would count as time spent in shelter for purposes of determining eligibility for the vouchers. The provision of vouchers to such individuals would be subject to appropriation.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2405-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 2405, 3. Int. No. 2405, 4. September 23, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 9-23-21, 6. Committee Report 10/25/21, 7. Hearing Testimony 10/25/21, 8. Hearing Transcript 10/25/21, 9. Proposed Int. No. 2405-A - 11/18/21, 10. Committee Report 11/22/21, 11. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - September 23, 2021, 12. Fiscal Impact Statement, 13. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 14. November 23, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files
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11/22/2021*Stephen T. Levin Committee on General Welfare Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/22/2021*Stephen T. Levin Committee on General Welfare Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
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10/25/2021*Stephen T. Levin Committee on General Welfare Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/25/2021*Stephen T. Levin Committee on General Welfare Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/23/2021*Stephen T. Levin City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/23/2021*Stephen T. Levin City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 2405-A

 

By Council Members Levin, Rose, Dinowitz, Brannan, Kallos, Adams, Menchaca, Rosenthal, Reynoso, Rivera, Louis, Lander, Koo, D. Diaz, Maisel and Riley

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to runaway and homeless youth eligibility for rental assistance

 

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 21-145.2 to read as follows: 

§ 21-145.2 Rental assistance for runaway and homeless youth. a. Definitions. For purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Homeless young adult. The term “homeless young adult” has the same meaning as provided in section 532-a of the executive law.

Homeless youth. The term “homeless youth” has the same meaning as provided in section 532-a of the executive law. For purposes of this section, the term homeless youth also includes youth up to the age of 25 as provided in section 21-401.

Rental assistance. The term “rental assistance” means subsidies provided through the rental assistance program established in chapter 10 of title 68 of the rules of the city of New York and any successor program. 

Runaway and homeless youth crisis services program. The term “runaway and homeless youth crisis services program” has the same meaning as provided in section 532-a of the executive law.

Runaway and homeless youth services. The term “runaway and homeless youth services” means runaway and homeless youth crisis services programs, transitional independent living support programs and drop-in centers funded by the department of youth and community development. 

Runaway youth. The term “runaway youth” has the same meaning as provided in section 532-a of the executive law.

Transitional independent living support program. The term “transitional independent living support program” has the same meaning as provided in section 532-a of the executive law. 

b. Eligibility. Subject to appropriation, for purposes of determining eligibility, the department shall count the time a runaway youth or homeless youth spent in runaway and homeless youth services during any 90 days of the previous two years in place of time spent in shelter provided by the department or by a provider under contract or similar agreement with the department, provided that the youth in runaway and homeless youth services is otherwise found eligible for rental assistance.

§ 2.  This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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