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File #: Int 0550-2018    Version: Name: Housing lottery system report.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 2/14/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law in relation to a housing lottery system report
Sponsors: Mark Levine, Bill Perkins, Margaret S. Chin, Ben Kallos, Brad S. Lander, Farah N. Louis, Inez D. Barron, Diana Ayala
Council Member Sponsors: 8
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) to report to the Mayor and the Speaker by January 1, 2021, and every two years thereafter, about the housing lottery system used by HPD. The report would include a summary of implementation challenges and technical difficulties, complaints, procedures for processing and selecting applications, and procedures for populating waiting lists.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 550-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 550, 3. Int. No. 550, 4. February 14, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 5. Committee Report 1/14/19, 6. Hearing Testimony 1/14/19, 7. Hearing Transcript 1/14/19, 8. Proposed Int. No. 550-A - 9/13/19

Proposed Int. No. 550-A

 

By Council Members Levine, Perkins, Chin, Kallos, Lander, Louis, Barron and Ayala

 

A Local Law in relation to a housing lottery system report

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                     Section 1.  No later than January 1, 2021, the department of housing preservation and development shall submit to the mayor and the speaker of the council a report providing details about the housing lottery systems used by such department for the selection of tenants to fill affordable housing units in affordable housing developments during the period between January 1, 2014 until the submission date of such report. The report shall include, but need not be limited to, a summary of implementation challenges, the procedures set forth by such department to screen and select tenants, the procedures for accepting and processing paper and other non-electronic applications, the procedures for populating waiting lists including the procedures for incorporating paper and other non-electronic applications into waiting lists, a summary of technical difficulties with the online housing lottery system application portal reported to such department and common substantiated applicant complaints about the selection process. In preparing such report, such department may consult with interested members of the public and stakeholders who have knowledge about affordable housing and affordable housing lotteries to ensure that the report required by this section is adequately comprehensive.

                     § 2.  No later than January 1, 2023, and every two years thereafter, the department of housing preservation and development shall submit to the mayor and the speaker of the council a report providing details about amendments to the housing lottery systems used by such department for the selection of tenants to fill affordable housing units in affordable housing developments during the immediately preceding reporting period. The information included in such report shall include, but need not be limited to, a summary of implementation challenges, the procedures set forth by such department to screen and select tenants, the procedures for accepting and processing paper and other non-electronic applications, the procedures for populating waiting lists including the procedures for incorporating paper and other non-electronic applications into waiting lists, a summary of technical difficulties with the online housing lottery system application portal reported to such department and common substantiated applicant complaints about the selection process. In preparing such report, such department may consult with interested members of the public and stakeholders who have knowledge about affordable housing and affordable housing lotteries to ensure that the report required by this section is adequately comprehensive.

                      § 3. This local law shall take effect immediately.

 

 

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