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File #: Int 1016-2018    Version: * Name: Annual reporting on the daily number of clients in each individual homeless shelter, commercial hotel, cluster sites or other temporary shelter placement.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on General Welfare
On agenda: 6/28/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to annual reporting on the daily number of clients in each individual homeless shelter, commercial hotel, cluster sites or other temporary shelter placement
Sponsors: James G. Van Bramer, Robert F. Holden
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Homeless Services to provide a quarterly report to the City Council including information such as the daily number of clients in each homeless shelter, commercial hotel, cluster site or other temporary facility being used to house homeless individuals, disaggregated by council district. The report would also include the length of stay, in three month intervals, each client stays in a homeless shelter, commercial hotel, cluster site or temporary facility being used to house homeless individuals.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1016, 2. Int. No. 1016, 3. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-28-18

Int. No. 1016

 

By Council Members Van Bramer and Holden

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to annual reporting on the daily number of clients in each individual homeless shelter, commercial hotel, cluster sites or other temporary shelter placement

 

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 a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Cluster sites. The term “cluster sites” means an individual unit, which is being utilized as shelter for a family with children, within a private building.

Commercial hotel. The term “commercial hotel” means a building that historically operated as a hotel prior to its use as shelter and is currently used by the department as shelter or a building that continues to operate as a commercial hotel and also provides a number of units to the department to shelter residents.

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

b. Commencing no later than March 31, 2019 and on or before the last day of March, June, September, and December annually thereafter, the department shall post on the department website and submit to the council a machine-readable report with information that shall include, but need not be limited to the following information:

1. The daily number of clients in each shelter, disaggregated by council district;

2. The daily number of clients in each commercial hotel, disaggregated by council district;

3. The daily number of clients in each cluster site, disaggregated by council district;

4. The daily number of clients in each temporary facility being used to house homeless individuals, disaggregated by council district;

5. Each client’s length of stay, in three month intervals, within a homeless shelter, commercial hotel, cluster site or temporary facility being used to house homeless individuals.

§ 2. This local law shall take effect immediately.

 

 

 

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