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File #: Res 0503-2014    Version: * Name: Establish a hospitality gift fund for the homeless. (A.2819)
Type: Resolution Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on General Welfare
On agenda: 12/8/2014
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution calling upon the New York State Legislature to pass, and the Governor to sign, A.2819, which would establish a hospitality gift fund for the homeless.
Sponsors: Stephen T. Levin, Margaret S. Chin, Mathieu Eugene, Vanessa L. Gibson, Rosie Mendez
Council Member Sponsors: 5
Attachments: 1. Committee Report 1/21/15, 2. Hearing Testimony 1/21/15, 3. Hearing Transcript 1/21/15
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2017*Stephen T. Levin City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/21/2015*Stephen T. Levin Committee on General Welfare Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/21/2015*Stephen T. Levin Committee on General Welfare Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/8/2014*Stephen T. Levin City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/8/2014*Stephen T. Levin City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Res. No. 503
 
 
Resolution calling upon the New York State Legislature to pass, and the Governor to sign, A.2819, which would establish a hospitality gift fund for the homeless.
 
 
By Council Members Levin, Chin, Eugene, Gibson and Mendez
      Whereas, Homelessness in New York City has increased dramatically in recent years, while our nation has continued to face challenging economic conditions; and
      Whereas, In New York City it is particularly difficult for people of modest means to secure reasonably affordable housing; and
      Whereas, As of November 2014, there were an all-time record 58,562 homeless people sleeping each night in the New York City shelter system; and
      Whereas, Over the course of Fiscal Year 2013, more than 111,000 different individuals slept in the shelter system, including more than 40,000 different children; and
      Whereas, A.2819, sponsored by Assembly Member Keith L.T. Wright, would establish a voluntary hotel unit fee of two dollars per day that would fund a "Hospitality Gift Fund for the Homeless"; and
      Whereas, The fund would help not-for profit tax-exempt entities deliver services to the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless, with the goal of reducing homelessness in New York State; and
      Whereas, Every New Yorker deserves a decent place to live and more should be done to eliminate homelessness in New York City; now, therefore, be it
      Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York calls upon the New York State Legislature to pass, and the Governor to sign, A.2819, which would establish a hospitality gift fund for the homeless.
LS# 3173
11/21/2014
JM