File #: Int 0132-2022    Version: * Name: Requiring the establishment of intake centers for families with children.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on General Welfare
On agenda: 3/24/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the establishment of intake centers for families with children
Sponsors: Sandra Ung, Althea V. Stevens, Julie Won, Lincoln Restler, Justin L. Brannan, Sandy Nurse, Christopher Marte, Diana I. Ayala, Marjorie Velázquez, Crystal Hudson
Council Member Sponsors: 10
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) to establish additional intake centers for families with children in boroughs without existing intake centers. DHS would be required to open at least one additional intake center within two years of the effective date of the law, and one every year thereafter, until there is at least one intake center in each borough.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 132, 2. Int. No. 132, 3. March 24, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 3-24-22, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - March 24, 2022, 6. Committee Report 9/13/22, 7. Hearing Testimony 9/13/22

Int. No. 132

 

By Council Members Ung, Stevens, Won, Restler, Brannan, Nurse, Marte, Ayala, Velázquez and Hudson

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the establishment of intake centers for families with children

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Section 1. Chapter 3 of title 21 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 21-328 to read as follows:

§ 21-328 Establishment of intake centers for families with children. a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Family intake center. The term “family intake center” means a department facility that accepts and processes applications for shelter from families with children.

Shelter. The term “shelter” means housing provided to individuals and families by the department or a provider under contract or similar agreement with the department.

b. Within two years of the effective date of the local law that added this section, and each year thereafter, the department shall establish at least one new family intake center in a borough without an existing family intake center. Each such family intake center shall be located in a geographic area that is easily accessible and in close proximity to public transportation. The department shall not be required to open any additional family intake centers so long as the department maintains at least one operational family intake center in each borough.

 § 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

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