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File #: Int 1066-2016    Version: Name: Record of the unsheltered homeless population.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on General Welfare
On agenda: 2/5/2016
Enactment date: 12/1/2017 Law number: 2017/217
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to a record of the unsheltered homeless population
Sponsors: Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Corey D. Johnson, Stephen T. Levin, Annabel Palma, Margaret S. Chin, Andrew Cohen, Helen K. Rosenthal, Carlos Menchaca
Council Member Sponsors: 8
Summary: Proposed Int. 1066-A would require the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) to maintain a record of all unsheltered homeless persons who are receiving services from or have been contacted by outreach staff. The record would be updated in real time and contain, to the extent available: first and last name, date of birth, race or ethnicity, and the location where outreach staff engaged the person, including, bus shelter, drop-in center, hospital, park, safe haven or subway. Starting September 1, 2018, and quarterly thereafter, DHS would submit to the Speaker of the Council and post online the total number of unsheltered homeless persons included in the record, broken down to the extent available by the location where outreach staff first engaged the unsheltered homeless person.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1066-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1066, 3. Int. No. 1066, 4. February 5, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Committee Report 4/20/17, 6. Hearing Testimony 4/20/17, 7. Hearing Transcript 4/20/17, 8. Proposed Int. No. 1066-A - 10/24/17, 9. Committee Report 10/30/17, 10. Hearing Transcript 10/30/17, 11. October 31, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 12. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10-31-17, 13. Int. No. 1066-A (FINAL), 14. Fiscal Impact Statement, 15. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 16. Local Law 217, 17. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - October 31, 2017
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/1/2017ARafael L. Espinal, Jr. City Council City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/20/2017ARafael L. Espinal, Jr. Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/31/2017ARafael L. Espinal, Jr. City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/31/2017ARafael L. Espinal, Jr. City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/30/2017*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. Committee on General Welfare Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/30/2017*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. Committee on General Welfare Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/30/2017*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. Committee on General Welfare Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/30/2017ARafael L. Espinal, Jr. Committee on General Welfare Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/20/2017*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. Committee on General Welfare Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/20/2017*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. Committee on General Welfare Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/5/2016*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/5/2016*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1066-A

 

By Council Members Espinal, Johnson, Levin, Palma, Chin, Cohen, Rosenthal and Menchaca

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to a record of the unsheltered homeless population

 

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 21-319 to read as follows:

§ 21-319 Unsheltered homeless population record. a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Outreach staff. The term “outreach staff” means department staff or staff contracted by the department to contact and offer services to the unsheltered homeless population.

Unsheltered homeless person. The term “unsheltered homeless person” means an individual with a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.

b. To the extent such information is provided voluntarily, the department shall maintain a record of all unsheltered homeless persons who are receiving services from or have been contacted by outreach staff, which shall be updated in real time and shall contain, to the extent available: first and last name, date of birth, race or ethnicity, and the location where outreach staff engaged the unsheltered homeless person, including but not be limited to, bus shelter, drop-in center, hospital, park, safe haven or subway. No later than September 1, 2018, and quarterly thereafter, the department shall submit to the speaker of the council and post online the total number of unsheltered homeless persons included in the record required pursuant to this subdivision, disaggregated to the extent available by the location where outreach staff first engaged the unsheltered homeless person.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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