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File #: Int 0827-2015    Version: Name: Expanding the prohibition against source of income discrimination in housing accommodations.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Civil Rights
On agenda: 6/10/2015
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to expanding the prohibition against source of income discrimination in housing accommodations
Sponsors: Ritchie J. Torres, Rosie Mendez, Helen K. Rosenthal, Carlos Menchaca
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Summary: Title 8 of the New York City Administrative Code prohibits source of income discrimination in housing. However, the prohibition against source of income discrimination does not apply to housing accommodations that contain a total of five or fewer housing units unless (1) a housing accommodation is rent-stabilized; or (2) the owner has a right to rent or lease in any building in the City that has six or more units. This bill would amend the Human Rights Law to prohibit source of income discrimination in all cases, regardless of the number of units in the housing accommodation.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 827, 2. Int. No. 827 - 6/10/15, 3. June 10, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Proposed Int. No. 827-A - 10/14/15, 5. Committee Report 10/19/15, 6. Hearing Testimony 10/19/15, 7. Hearing Transcript 10/19/15
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Int. No. 827

 

By Council Members Torres, Mendez, Rosenthal and Menchaca

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to expanding the prohibition against source of income discrimination in housing accommodations

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Paragraph o of subdivision 5 of section 8-107 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:

(o) Applicability; lawful source of income.  For purposes of selling, renting, leasing, or approving the sale, rental or lease of a housing accommodation to person with a section 8 voucher, [The] the provisions of this subdivision, as they relate to unlawful discriminatory practices on the basis of lawful source of income, shall not apply to housing accommodations [that contain a total of five or fewer housing units, provided, however:

(i) the provisions of this subdivision shall apply to tenants subject to rent control laws who reside in housing accommodations that contain a total  of five or fewer units at the time of the enactment of this local law; and provided, however:

(ii) the provisions of this subdivision shall apply to all housing accommodations, regardless of the number of units contained in each, of any person who has the right to sell, rent or lease or approve the sale, rental or lease of at least one housing accommodation within New York City that contains six or more housing units, constructed or to be constructed, or an interest therein.] that are not in compliance with any rules or regulations promulgated under section eight of the United States housing act of 1937.

 

§2.  This local law shall take effect one-hundred twenty days after its enactment into law.

 

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