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Meeting Name: Committee on Housing and Buildings Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 11/9/2021 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: REMOTE HEARING (VIRTUAL ROOM 1)
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Int 0277-2018 *Justin L. Brannan  Increasing the number of electric vehicle charging stations in open parking lots and parking garages.IntroductionUnder the proposed local law, 40 percent of parking spaces in new parking garages and open parking lots must be capable of supporting electric vehicle charging stations by January 1, 2030. Existing lots would also be required to expand electric vehicle charging capabilities as they upgrade their electrical capacities.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0277-2018 *Justin L. Brannan  Increasing the number of electric vehicle charging stations in open parking lots and parking garages.IntroductionUnder the proposed local law, 40 percent of parking spaces in new parking garages and open parking lots must be capable of supporting electric vehicle charging stations by January 1, 2030. Existing lots would also be required to expand electric vehicle charging capabilities as they upgrade their electrical capacities.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1613-2019 *Fernando Cabrera   Community land trusts.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Housing Preservation and Development to include Community Land Trusts among potential developers for properties transferred through the Third Party Transfer program.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1613-2019 *Fernando Cabrera   Community land trusts.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Housing Preservation and Development to include Community Land Trusts among potential developers for properties transferred through the Third Party Transfer program.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2246-2021 *Justin L. Brannan  Establishment of a task force to study options and make recommendations for converting vacant commercial office space into affordable housing.IntroductionThis bill would establish an Office-to-Affordable-Housing Task Force (“Task Force”) to study options and make recommendations for converting vacant commercial office space into affordable housing. The Task Force would be chaired by the Commissioner of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (“HPD”) or the Commissioner’s designee. The Task Force would also include the Commissioner of the Department of Buildings, the Speaker of the Council, and the Public Advocate, or their designees, and other members with knowledge or expertise relevant to the duties of the Task Force who would be appointed by the Mayor. The Task Force would be required to report its findings and recommendations to the Mayor, the Speaker and the Public Advocate no later than 270 days after the effective date of this local law and would publish the report on HPD’s website.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2246-2021 *Justin L. Brannan  Establishment of a task force to study options and make recommendations for converting vacant commercial office space into affordable housing.IntroductionThis bill would establish an Office-to-Affordable-Housing Task Force (“Task Force”) to study options and make recommendations for converting vacant commercial office space into affordable housing. The Task Force would be chaired by the Commissioner of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (“HPD”) or the Commissioner’s designee. The Task Force would also include the Commissioner of the Department of Buildings, the Speaker of the Council, and the Public Advocate, or their designees, and other members with knowledge or expertise relevant to the duties of the Task Force who would be appointed by the Mayor. The Task Force would be required to report its findings and recommendations to the Mayor, the Speaker and the Public Advocate no later than 270 days after the effective date of this local law and would publish the report on HPD’s website.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2312-2021 *Kevin C. Riley  Limiting fees associated with vacating a premises.IntroductionWhere a tenant vacates a residential dwelling unit in violation of the terms of a lease, subject to the mitigation provisions already provided in state law, pursuant to section 227-e of the Real Property Law, this bill would limit the resulting fees recoverable by the landlord to the fair market cost necessary to prepare the residential dwelling unit for rental. The landlord would also be required to provide an itemized list to the tenant demonstrating how such fair market cost was calculated.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2312-2021 *Kevin C. Riley  Limiting fees associated with vacating a premises.IntroductionWhere a tenant vacates a residential dwelling unit in violation of the terms of a lease, subject to the mitigation provisions already provided in state law, pursuant to section 227-e of the Real Property Law, this bill would limit the resulting fees recoverable by the landlord to the fair market cost necessary to prepare the residential dwelling unit for rental. The landlord would also be required to provide an itemized list to the tenant demonstrating how such fair market cost was calculated.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2378-2021 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.  Requiring HPD to conduct an audit, seek stakeholder input, and submit a report as to certain violations issued by such department.IntroductionThis bill would require the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development to conduct an audit of certain kinds of violations it has issued, gather stakeholder input on specified topics related to violations, and submit a report to the Speaker of the Council by July 31, 2022 recommending options for streamlining the issuance and clearance of notices of violation and for altering the classification of violations.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2378-2021 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.  Requiring HPD to conduct an audit, seek stakeholder input, and submit a report as to certain violations issued by such department.IntroductionThis bill would require the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development to conduct an audit of certain kinds of violations it has issued, gather stakeholder input on specified topics related to violations, and submit a report to the Speaker of the Council by July 31, 2022 recommending options for streamlining the issuance and clearance of notices of violation and for altering the classification of violations.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2411-2021 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.  Enforcement of provisions of the zoning resolution related to eligibility requirements with respect to the development, acquisition, rehabilitation, preservation, sale or rental of affordable housing administered by the department of housing preservationIntroductionThe Zoning Resolution established the Inclusionary Housing Program and other affordable housing programs to ensure that the housing marketplace serves New Yorkers at a broader range of income levels. These affordable housing programs promote economic integration in areas of the City undergoing substantial new residential development by requiring a portion of the housing developed be permanently affordable to provide for long-term stability and economic diversity in neighborhoods. This bill authorizes the Department of Housing Preservation and Development to enforce the affordable housing provisions placed within its responsibility in the Zoning Resolution, and provides procedures by which enforcement is to take place. Without this authorization, the city would be limited in its ability to ensure that the Zoning Resolution’s affordable housing programs are serving their purpose and would lack the ability to penalize those who would cheat the system.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2411-2021 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.  Enforcement of provisions of the zoning resolution related to eligibility requirements with respect to the development, acquisition, rehabilitation, preservation, sale or rental of affordable housing administered by the department of housing preservationIntroductionThe Zoning Resolution established the Inclusionary Housing Program and other affordable housing programs to ensure that the housing marketplace serves New Yorkers at a broader range of income levels. These affordable housing programs promote economic integration in areas of the City undergoing substantial new residential development by requiring a portion of the housing developed be permanently affordable to provide for long-term stability and economic diversity in neighborhoods. This bill authorizes the Department of Housing Preservation and Development to enforce the affordable housing provisions placed within its responsibility in the Zoning Resolution, and provides procedures by which enforcement is to take place. Without this authorization, the city would be limited in its ability to ensure that the Zoning Resolution’s affordable housing programs are serving their purpose and would lack the ability to penalize those who would cheat the system.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2436-2021 *I. Daneek Miller  Creation of an office of the homeowner advocate within the department of housing preservation and development.IntroductionThis bill would create the Office of the Homeowner Advocate (OHA) within the Department of Housing Preservation and Development. OHA would be tasked with providing support to homeowners, defined in the bill as owners of owner occupied one-family dwellings, two-family dwellings, and multiple dwellings. Support would include acting as a liaison between homeowners and City, State, and Federal agencies, providing referrals to homeowners, and holding trainings for homeowners. OHA would help homeowners access private and public financial and technical resources. OHA would create public awareness campaigns about the rights and responsibilities of homeowners. In addition to providing support to homeowners, OHA would also be required to report annually on homeowner inquiries received, amount of time taken to address these inquiries, and actions taken to address these inquiries. Finally, OHA would be required to report on existing non for profit organizations that provide free and low cost services to homeowners as well as recommendations for such services that are not currently available.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2436-2021 *I. Daneek Miller  Creation of an office of the homeowner advocate within the department of housing preservation and development.IntroductionThis bill would create the Office of the Homeowner Advocate (OHA) within the Department of Housing Preservation and Development. OHA would be tasked with providing support to homeowners, defined in the bill as owners of owner occupied one-family dwellings, two-family dwellings, and multiple dwellings. Support would include acting as a liaison between homeowners and City, State, and Federal agencies, providing referrals to homeowners, and holding trainings for homeowners. OHA would help homeowners access private and public financial and technical resources. OHA would create public awareness campaigns about the rights and responsibilities of homeowners. In addition to providing support to homeowners, OHA would also be required to report annually on homeowner inquiries received, amount of time taken to address these inquiries, and actions taken to address these inquiries. Finally, OHA would be required to report on existing non for profit organizations that provide free and low cost services to homeowners as well as recommendations for such services that are not currently available.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2444-2021 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. PreconsideredTransfer of distressed properties to third parties and to repeal chapter four of title eleven of the administrative code of the city of New York.IntroductionThis bill would repeal Chapter 4 of Title 11 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York, which governs the City’s Third Party Transfer (TPT) Program. Through the TPT program, the City forecloses on financially and physically distressed properties and transfers them to a third party for rehabilitation. This bill would create a new mechanism through which the City can foreclose on financially and physically distressed properties and transfer these properties to third parties for rehabilitation.Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 2444-2021 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.  Transfer of distressed properties to third parties and to repeal chapter four of title eleven of the administrative code of the city of New York.IntroductionThis bill would repeal Chapter 4 of Title 11 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York, which governs the City’s Third Party Transfer (TPT) Program. Through the TPT program, the City forecloses on financially and physically distressed properties and transfers them to a third party for rehabilitation. This bill would create a new mechanism through which the City can foreclose on financially and physically distressed properties and transfer these properties to third parties for rehabilitation.P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 2449-2021 *Vanessa L. Gibson PreconsideredPenalties for failing to certify correction of immediately hazardous conditions and the reinspection of immediately hazardous conditions at construction sites, and penalties for one to four family homes.IntroductionThis bill would limit the penalty issued for failure to submit a certification of correction of an immediately hazardous violation and the reinspection requirement for such violation to those issued at a construction site. This bill would also require the Department of Buildings to promulgate rules establishing a new penalty and enforcement scheme for owners of dwellings with one to four units.Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 2449-2021 *Vanessa L. Gibson  Penalties for failing to certify correction of immediately hazardous conditions and the reinspection of immediately hazardous conditions at construction sites, and penalties for one to four family homes.IntroductionThis bill would limit the penalty issued for failure to submit a certification of correction of an immediately hazardous violation and the reinspection requirement for such violation to those issued at a construction site. This bill would also require the Department of Buildings to promulgate rules establishing a new penalty and enforcement scheme for owners of dwellings with one to four units.P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Not available