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File #: Int 0361-2014    Version: Name: Requiring the department of homeless services to grant a presumption of eligibility for applicants to the shelter system who are exiting human resources administration domestic violence shelters.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on General Welfare
On agenda: 5/29/2014
Enactment date: 12/12/2014 Law number: 2014/062
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of homeless services to grant a presumption of eligibility for applicants to the shelter system who are exiting human resources administration domestic violence shelters.
Sponsors: Corey D. Johnson, Stephen T. Levin, Margaret S. Chin, Inez E. Dickens, Mathieu Eugene, Peter A. Koo, Mark Levine, Deborah L. Rose, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Rosie Mendez, Donovan J. Richards, Helen K. Rosenthal, Carlos Menchaca, Brad S. Lander, Laurie A. Cumbo, Costa G. Constantinides, Maria Del Carmen Arroyo, James G. Van Bramer, Andy L. King, Ruben Wills, Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Daniel Dromm , David G. Greenfield, Ben Kallos
Council Member Sponsors: 24
Summary: The Human Resources Administration (HRA) operates the system of shelter for victims of domestic violence. Pursuant to New York State law, the maximum stay at these shelters is 180 days. Domestic violence survivors who still require temporary shelter after 180 days must enter the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) shelter system. Currently, these families must go to DHS’ intake facility for an eligibility assessment prior to being admitted to a DHS shelter. This bill would require DHS to automatically deem domestic violence survivors eligible for shelter if applicants are no longer eligible for HRA domestic violence shelter because they have reached the maximum length of stay, HRA has provided DHS notice of the upcoming exit, which the bill would require HRA to provide, and applicants report to DHS on the day they exit the HRA shelter.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 361-A, 2. Int. No. 361 - 5/29/14, 3. Committee Report 10/20/14, 4. Hearing Testimony 10/20/14, 5. Hearing Transcript 10/20/14, 6. Committee Report 11/24/14, 7. Hearing Testimony 11/24/14, 8. Hearing Transcript 11/24/14, 9. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 11-25-14, 10. Fiscal Impact Statement, 11. Mayor's Letter, 12. Local Law 62, 13. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - November 25, 2014
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/12/2014ACorey D. Johnson City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/12/2014ACorey D. Johnson Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/12/2014ACorey D. Johnson Mayor Hearing Scheduled by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/3/2014ACorey D. Johnson Mayor Hearing Scheduled by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/25/2014ACorey D. Johnson City Council Sent to Mayor by CouncilFail Action details Meeting details Not available
11/25/2014ACorey D. Johnson City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/24/2014*Corey D. Johnson Committee on General Welfare Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/24/2014*Corey D. Johnson Committee on General Welfare Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/24/2014*Corey D. Johnson Committee on General Welfare Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/24/2014ACorey D. Johnson Committee on General Welfare Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/20/2014*Corey D. Johnson Committee on Courts and Legal Services Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/20/2014*Corey D. Johnson Committee on Courts and Legal Services Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/20/2014*Corey D. Johnson Committee on Women's Issues Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/20/2014*Corey D. Johnson Committee on Women's Issues Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/20/2014*Corey D. Johnson Committee on General Welfare Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/20/2014*Corey D. Johnson Committee on General Welfare Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/29/2014*Corey D. Johnson City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/29/2014*Corey D. Johnson City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 361-A
 
By Council Members Johnson, Levin, Chin, Dickens, Eugene, Koo, Levine, Rose, Rodriguez, Mendez, Richards, Rosenthal, Menchaca, Lander, Cumbo, Constantinides, Arroyo, Van Bramer, King, Wills, Espinal, Dromm, Greenfield and Kallos
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of homeless services to grant a presumption of eligibility for applicants to the shelter system who are exiting human resources administration domestic violence shelters.
 
 
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 21-316 to read as follows:
      § 21-316 Presumption of eligibility. a. For purposes of this section, "HRA domestic violence shelter" shall mean any residential care facility providing emergency shelter and services to victims of domestic violence and their minor children and operated by the department of social services/human resources administration or a provider under contract or similar agreement with the department of social services/ human resources administration.
      b. The department shall deem any applicant residing in an HRA domestic violence shelter an eligible homeless person for purposes of temporary shelter placement provided by the department provided (i) the applicant is no longer eligible for such HRA domestic violence shelter because such applicant has exhausted the maximum length of stay permitted at such HRA domestic violence shelter; (ii) the human resources administration or successor entity has provided the department with advance notice of such applicant's upcoming exit from such HRA domestic violence shelter, with the human resources administration or successor entity required to provide such advance notice where applicable; and (iii) such applicant reports to the department on the same calendar day as the applicant's exit from such HRA domestic violence shelter. Such applicants shall not be required to undergo an eligibility determination process at a department intake facility prior to being admitted to a temporary shelter placement.
§ 2.  This local law shall take effect immediately.
 
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