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File #: Int 0147-2018    Version: * Name: Reporting on supportive housing.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on General Welfare
On agenda: 1/31/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to reporting on supportive housing
Sponsors: Stephen T. Levin, Justin L. Brannan, Diana Ayala
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: The proposed bill would require the Department of Social Services to produce an annual report on the number of individuals referred to, accepted to, rejected for, and still awaiting placement for supportive housing disaggregated by the source of referral, time individual has been homeless, the individual’s current shelter placement, the amount of time the individual has been awaiting placement, the number of interviews the individual has attended, and the reason an individual has been rejected for placement.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 147, 2. Int. No. 147, 3. January 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Committee Report 4/24/18, 5. Hearing Testimony 4/24/18, 6. Hearing Transcript 4/24/18

Int. No. 147

 

By Council Members Levin, Brannan and Ayala

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to reporting on supportive housing

 

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 21-142 to read as follows:

§ 21-142 Annual reporting on supportive housing. a. Definitions. For purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Interview. The term “interview” means a meeting between an individual applying for supportive housing and the housing provider for the purpose of placement.

Supportive housing. The term “supportive housing” means affordable, permanent housing with support services for residents.

Unsheltered homeless person. The term “unsheltered homeless person” means an individual with a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.

b. Not later than March 1, 2018 and annually thereafter, the commissioner of social services shall post on the department’s website and submit to the speaker of the council reports regarding supportive housing. Such reports shall include, but not be limited to the following information about applicants for supportive housing during the reporting period:

1. The number of unique individuals determined eligible for supportive housing by the department, disaggregated by the following information: (i) age; (ii) gender; (iii) population category, (iv) length of time the individual has been homeless; and (v) the individual’s current shelter placement or if the individual is an unsheltered homeless person.

2. The number of unique individuals determined eligible by the department and referred for an interview for supportive housing, disaggregated by the following information: (i) age; (ii) gender (iii) population category, (iv) length of time the individual has been homeless; (v) the individual’s current shelter placement or if the individual is an unsheltered homeless person; and (vi) the referring agency.

3. The number of unique individuals determined eligible by the department and not referred for an interview for supportive housing, disaggregated by the following information: (i) age; (ii) gender; (iii) population category, (iv) length of time the individual has been homeless; (v) the individual’s current shelter placement or if the individual is an unsheltered homeless person; (vi) the agency choosing not to refer the individual; and (vii) the reason the agency did not make a referral, including but not limited to the individual not having an income.

4. The number of unique individuals who received an interview for supportive housing, disaggregated by the following information: (i) age; (ii) gender; (iii) population category, (iv) length of time the individual has been homeless; (v) the individual’s current shelter placement or if the individual is an unsheltered homeless person; (vi) the referring agency; (vii) whether the unit for which the individual interviewed is part of the NY/NY I agreement, NY/NY II agreement, NY/NY III agreement or NY 15/15; and (viii) whether the unit for which the individual  interviewed is an individual or family unit

5. The number of unique individuals who were referred, but did not receive an interview for supportive housing, disaggregated by the following information: (i) age; (ii) gender; (iii) population category, (iv) length of time the individual has been homeless; (v) the individual’s current shelter placement or if the individual is an unsheltered homeless person; (vi) the referring agency;  and (vii) the reason the individual was referred, but did not receive an interview.

6. The number of unique individuals accepted to supportive housing disaggregated by the following information: (i) age; (ii) gender; (iii) population category, (iv) length of time the individual has been homeless; (v) the individual’s current shelter placement or if the individual is an unsheltered homeless person; (vi) the referring agency; (vii) the number of interviews the individual attended; (viii) whether the unit for which the individual was accepted is part of the NY/NY I agreement, NY/NY II agreement, NY/NY III agreement or NY 15/15; and (ix) whether the unit for which the individual was accepted is an individual or family unit.

7. The number of unique individuals rejected for supportive housing after an interview disaggregated by the following information: (i) age; (ii) gender; (iii) population category, (iv) length of time the individual has been homeless; (v) the individual’s current shelter placement or if the individual is an unsheltered homeless person; (vi) the number of interviews the individual attended; (vii) whether the unit for which the individual interviewed is part of the NY/NY I agreement, NY/NY II agreement, NY/NY III agreement or NY 15/15; (viii) whether the unit for which the individual interviewed is an individual or family unit; and (ix) the reason the individual was rejected.

8. The number of referred unique individuals still awaiting placement in supportive housing at the end of the reporting period disaggregated by the following information: (i) age; (ii) gender; (iii) population category, (iv) length of time the individual has been homeless; (v) the individual’s current shelter placement or if the individual is an unsheltered homeless person; and (vi) the number of interviews the individual attended.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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