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File #: Int 1164-2016    Version: Name: Information regarding unlawful evictions.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on General Welfare
On agenda: 4/20/2016
Enactment date: 2/15/2017 Law number: 2017/012
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to information regarding unlawful evictions
Sponsors: Corey D. Johnson, Stephen T. Levin, Ritchie J. Torres, Donovan J. Richards, Margaret S. Chin, Inez D. Barron, Deborah L. Rose, Vincent J. Gentile, Karen Koslowitz, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Vanessa L. Gibson, Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Helen K. Rosenthal, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Brad S. Lander, Annabel Palma, The Public Advocate (Ms. James)
Council Member Sponsors: 18
Summary: The bill would require the Human Resources Administration (HRA) to provide rental subsidy recipients with a written statement explaining the protections of Section 26-521 of the Administrative Code, which prohibits unlawful evictions. The bill would require HRA to provide the notice when the applicant initially applies for the subsidy and at any point HRA determines to be appropriate. If the applicant chooses, HRA may send the notice electronically.
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1164-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 1164, 4. Int. No. 1164 - 4/20/16, 5. April 20, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 6. Committee Report 10/6/16, 7. Hearing Testimony 10/6/16, 8. Hearing Transcript 10/6/16, 9. Proposed Int. No. 1164-A - 2/2/17, 10. Committee Report 1/31/17, 11. Hearing Transcript 1/31/17, 12. February 1, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 13. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-1-17, 14. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - February 1, 2017, 15. Fiscal Impact Statement, 16. Int. No. 1164-A (FINAL), 17. Mayor's Letter, 18. Local Law 12
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
2/16/2017ACorey D. Johnson City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/15/2017ACorey D. Johnson Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/15/2017ACorey D. Johnson Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/1/2017ACorey D. Johnson City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/1/2017ACorey D. Johnson City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
1/31/2017*Corey D. Johnson Committee on General Welfare Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/31/2017*Corey D. Johnson Committee on General Welfare Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/31/2017*Corey D. Johnson Committee on General Welfare Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/31/2017ACorey D. Johnson Committee on General Welfare Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/6/2016*Corey D. Johnson Committee on Housing and Buildings Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/6/2016*Corey D. Johnson Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/6/2016*Corey D. Johnson Committee on General Welfare Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/6/2016*Corey D. Johnson Committee on General Welfare Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/20/2016*Corey D. Johnson City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/20/2016*Corey D. Johnson City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1164-A

 

By Council Members Johnson, Levin, Torres, Richards, Chin, Barron, Rose, Gentile, Koslowitz, Salamanca, Cornegy, Gibson, Espinal, Rosenthal, Rodriguez, Lander, Palma and the Public Advocate (Ms. James)

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to information regarding unlawful evictions

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 21 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 21-138 to read as follows:

§ 21-138 Information regarding unlawful evictions. a. For the purposes of this section, the term “rental subsidy” means financial assistance provided by the department for the purpose of paying a recipient’s rent on an ongoing basis. The term “rental subsidy” includes but is not limited to the public assistance shelter allowance provided by the department as established by section 131-a of the social services law and defined in paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of section 352.3 of title 18 of the New York codes, rules and regulations, as well as subsidies provided through the living in communities rental assistance program, the city family eviction prevention supplement program and the city family exit plan supplement, the city special exit and prevention supplement, the home tenant-based rental assistance program, and any successor program to the foregoing programs.

b. The department shall provide a written notice to each individual who applies for a rental subsidy for housing that is subject to section 26-521 of the code. The notice shall be provided upon the initial application or approval for such rental subsidy and at any time the department determines to be appropriate for such subsidy, except such notice may be provided in electronic form to any individual who registers electronic contact information with the department and elects to receive such notices in electronic form. Such notice shall inform individuals of the protections of section 26-521 of the code regarding eviction, and may include additional information as determined by the department. 

c. Receipt of such notice shall not be construed to confer the protections set forth in section 26-521 of the code.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 90 days after it becomes law.

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