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File #: Int 0483-2018    Version: * Name: Limiting the shelter capacity of council districts.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on General Welfare
On agenda: 2/14/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to limiting the shelter capacity of council districts
Sponsors: Vanessa L. Gibson, Robert F. Holden
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bills would require the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) limit the shelter capacity of each council district to no more than fifteen percent of the total shelter capacity of the borough where the council district is located. DHS would not be permitted to renew any shelter contract or similar agreement if the council district where the shelter is located has more than fifteen percent of the total shelter capacity of the borough where such council district is located.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 483, 2. Int. No. 483, 3. February 14, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda

Int. No. 483

 

By Council Members Gibson and Holden

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to limiting the shelter capacity of council districts

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Chapter 3 of title 21 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 21-323 to read as follows:

§ 21-323 Limit on shelter capacity of council districts. a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section the following terms have the following meanings:

Capacity. The term “capacity” means the number of shelter beds provided for individual homeless single adults and the number of shelter units provided for homeless adult families and families with children. 

Shelter. The term “shelter” means temporary emergency housing provided to homeless adults, adult families, and families with children by the department or a provider under contract or similar agreement with the department.

b. The department shall limit the shelter capacity of each council district within the city of New York to no more than fifteen percent of the total shelter capacity of the borough where such council district is located. The department shall not renew any shelter contract or similar agreement if the council district where such shelter is located has more than fifteen percent of the total shelter capacity of the borough where such council district is located. 

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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