Meeting Name: Committee on General Welfare Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 4/20/2017 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: 250 Broadway - Committee Rm, 16th Fl.
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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Attachments: Attachments - Int. No. 622, Attachments - Int. No. 1066, Attachments - Int. No. 1443, Attachments - Int. No. 1460, Attachments for Oversight, Attachments - Int. No. 1459
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T2017-5802 *  Oversight - Reforms to Homeless Services, One Year Later.Oversight Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
T2017-5802 *  Oversight - Reforms to Homeless Services, One Year Later.Oversight Filed, by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0622-2015 *Elizabeth S. Crowley Requiring the dept of homeless services to educate homeless persons on domestic violence.IntroductionRecently, there have been a number of fatal child abuse incidents in New York city homeless shelters. Domestic violence also continues to be an issue in homeless shelters. This bill would require the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) to educate all new recipients of shelter on domestic violence and child abuse. Specifically, the bill would require DHS to provide to homeless persons undergoing intake educational materials, including a video and an illustrated brochure explaining what domestic violence and child abuse are.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0622-2015 *Elizabeth S. Crowley Requiring the dept of homeless services to educate homeless persons on domestic violence.IntroductionRecently, there have been a number of fatal child abuse incidents in New York city homeless shelters. Domestic violence also continues to be an issue in homeless shelters. This bill would require the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) to educate all new recipients of shelter on domestic violence and child abuse. Specifically, the bill would require DHS to provide to homeless persons undergoing intake educational materials, including a video and an illustrated brochure explaining what domestic violence and child abuse are.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1066-2016 *Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. Record of the unsheltered homeless population.IntroductionProposed Int. 1066-A would require the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) to maintain a record of all unsheltered homeless persons who are receiving services from or have been contacted by outreach staff. The record would be updated in real time and contain, to the extent available: first and last name, date of birth, race or ethnicity, and the location where outreach staff engaged the person, including, bus shelter, drop-in center, hospital, park, safe haven or subway. Starting September 1, 2018, and quarterly thereafter, DHS would submit to the Speaker of the Council and post online the total number of unsheltered homeless persons included in the record, broken down to the extent available by the location where outreach staff first engaged the unsheltered homeless person.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1066-2016 *Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. Record of the unsheltered homeless population.IntroductionProposed Int. 1066-A would require the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) to maintain a record of all unsheltered homeless persons who are receiving services from or have been contacted by outreach staff. The record would be updated in real time and contain, to the extent available: first and last name, date of birth, race or ethnicity, and the location where outreach staff engaged the person, including, bus shelter, drop-in center, hospital, park, safe haven or subway. Starting September 1, 2018, and quarterly thereafter, DHS would submit to the Speaker of the Council and post online the total number of unsheltered homeless persons included in the record, broken down to the extent available by the location where outreach staff first engaged the unsheltered homeless person.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1443-2017 *Ritchie J. Torres Requiring that certain Dept of Homeless Services employees be trained in administering opioid antagonists.IntroductionProposed Int. No. 1443-A would require training for certain staff working in Department of Homeless Services (DHS) shelters and Human Resources Administration (HRA) HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA) facilities in administering naloxone (Narcan) to individuals who have overdosed on opioids. The bill would also require those facilities to have at least one trained staff on duty at all times. Proposed Int. 1443-A would require the agencies to develop and implement a plan to offer training to residents of HASA facilities and DHS shelters who may encounter persons experiencing or who are at a high risk of experiencing an opioid overdose. The bill would also require the agencies to annually report on the number of staff and residents who were trained, and the number of times an opioid antagonist was administered to a resident.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1443-2017 *Ritchie J. Torres Requiring that certain Dept of Homeless Services employees be trained in administering opioid antagonists.IntroductionProposed Int. No. 1443-A would require training for certain staff working in Department of Homeless Services (DHS) shelters and Human Resources Administration (HRA) HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA) facilities in administering naloxone (Narcan) to individuals who have overdosed on opioids. The bill would also require those facilities to have at least one trained staff on duty at all times. Proposed Int. 1443-A would require the agencies to develop and implement a plan to offer training to residents of HASA facilities and DHS shelters who may encounter persons experiencing or who are at a high risk of experiencing an opioid overdose. The bill would also require the agencies to annually report on the number of staff and residents who were trained, and the number of times an opioid antagonist was administered to a resident.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1459-2017 *Stephen T. Levin Updating the report on utilization of and applications for multi-agency emergency housing assistance.IntroductionLocal Law 37 of 2011 requires a monthly report on emergency housing assistance usage. This bill would require that report to be updated to include a cover page that would list the total number of the all individuals utilizing emergency housing in the City and the total number of families with children, adult families, single men, and single women utilizing temporary emergency housing. The bill would also require the report to be posted on homepage of the Mayor’s Office of Operations’ website and the Open Data web portal in a machine-readable format.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1459-2017 *Stephen T. Levin Updating the report on utilization of and applications for multi-agency emergency housing assistance.IntroductionLocal Law 37 of 2011 requires a monthly report on emergency housing assistance usage. This bill would require that report to be updated to include a cover page that would list the total number of the all individuals utilizing emergency housing in the City and the total number of families with children, adult families, single men, and single women utilizing temporary emergency housing. The bill would also require the report to be posted on homepage of the Mayor’s Office of Operations’ website and the Open Data web portal in a machine-readable format.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1460-2017 *Stephen T. Levin Requiring the formation of an interagency coordinating council to combat homelessness.IntroductionLocal Law 51 of 1993 established a homeless services advisory board and an interagency coordinating council to combat homelessness. This bill would amend the provisions of the Administrative Code establishing these bodies by adding that the advisory board appointees would include a member of a community based organization or service provider with relevant expertise, and that the DHS commissioner would meet with the advisory board on a quarterly basis. The bill would also add representatives to the coordinating council from NYCHA, DYCD, ACS, DOE, DOHMH, MOCDV and the chair of the Council’s Committee on General Welfare as members. The bill would also require that the interagency coordinating council meet with the homeless services advisory board and produce an annual report.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1460-2017 *Stephen T. Levin Requiring the formation of an interagency coordinating council to combat homelessness.IntroductionLocal Law 51 of 1993 established a homeless services advisory board and an interagency coordinating council to combat homelessness. This bill would amend the provisions of the Administrative Code establishing these bodies by adding that the advisory board appointees would include a member of a community based organization or service provider with relevant expertise, and that the DHS commissioner would meet with the advisory board on a quarterly basis. The bill would also add representatives to the coordinating council from NYCHA, DYCD, ACS, DOE, DOHMH, MOCDV and the chair of the Council’s Committee on General Welfare as members. The bill would also require that the interagency coordinating council meet with the homeless services advisory board and produce an annual report.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available