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File #: Int 0577-2018    Version: * Name: Reporting on vacant public housing dwelling units.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Public Housing
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 reporting on vacant public housing dwelling units
Sponsors: James G. Van Bramer, Brad S. Lander, Margaret S. Chin, Ritchie J. Torres, Alicka Ampry-Samuel
Council Member Sponsors: 5
Summary: This bill would require the New York City Housing Authority to make publicly available online and submit to the Council an annual report on public housing dwelling units that have been vacant for more than 30 continuous days.
Indexes: Oversight, Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 577, 2. Int. No. 577, 3. February 14, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda

Int. No. 577

 

By Council Members Van Bramer, Lander, Chin, Torres and Ampry-Samuel

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to reporting on vacant public housing dwelling units

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 3 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subchapter 7 to read as follows:

SUBCHAPTER 7

REPORTS RELATED TO PUBLIC HOUSING

§ 3-170 General.

§ 3-171 Report on vacant public housing dwelling units.

 

§ 3-170 General. As used in this subchapter:

Dwelling unit. The term “dwelling unit” has the meaning ascribed to such term in the housing maintenance code.

Public housing. The term “public housing” has the meaning ascribed to such term in section 1437a of title 42 of the United States code.

Vacant. The term “vacant” means, with respect to a dwelling unit, that such dwelling unit is not occupied for use as a residence.

§ 3-171 Report on vacant public housing dwelling units. a. No later than 60 days after the end of each calendar year, beginning with the first calendar year that commences after the effective date of the local law that added this section, the New York City Housing Authority shall make publicly available online and submit to the council a report on public housing dwelling units that were vacant for more than 30 continuous days during such year. Such report shall include, at a minimum, the following information, disaggregated by public housing development, borough and council district:

1. The number of public housing dwelling units that have been vacant for more than 30 continuous days during such year;

2. For each such unit:

(a) The reason such unit was vacant for more than 30 continuous days during such year;

(b) Whether, during such vacancy, such unit was habitable, available for use as a residence and being offered to prospective occupants for such use; and

(c) The number of days such unit was vacant during such year and, if such unit was vacant for the whole year, the number of days since such unit was last occupied.

b. Such information shall be posted on the city’s website in a non-proprietary format that permits automated processing.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

FM/MD

LS #802.1 and 4418.1/Int. 1134

LS 528
1/2/2018