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File #: Int 1275-2016    Version: * Name: Reporting on the demolition or disposition of real property owned by public housing agencies.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Public Housing
On agenda: 9/14/2016
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to reporting on the demolition or disposition of real property owned by public housing agencies
Sponsors: Ritchie J. Torres, The Public Advocate (Ms. James), Ben Kallos, Donovan J. Richards, Margaret S. Chin
Council Member Sponsors: 5
Summary: This bill would require public housing agencies operating in the city to report information relating to the demolition or disposition of real property owned by public housing agencies. For a disposition, the report would be due 30 days before the solicitation of any bids or proposals or 60 days before the disposition occurs, whichever is earlier. For a demolition, the report would be due 30 days before the solicitation of any bids or proposals or 60 days before the filing of any construction documents, whichever is earlier. The bill would require the agencies to report the following information about each proposed demolition or disposition: a description of the nature and scope; the address of the real property; a description of the purpose and an explanation of how the demolition or disposition serves the interests of the residents; a description of each stakeholder’s role; the anticipated timeline; and a description of the agency’s plan for engaging residents.
Indexes: Oversight, Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1275, 2. September 14, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files
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12/31/2017*Ritchie J. Torres City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/14/2016*Ritchie J. Torres City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/14/2016*Ritchie J. Torres City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1275

 

By Council Members Torres, the Public Advocate (Ms. James), Kallos, Richards and Chin

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to reporting on the demolition or disposition of real property owned by public housing agencies

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 3 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subchapter 4 to read as follows:

SUBCHAPTER 4

REPORTS RELATED TO PUBLIC HOUSING

§ 3-140 General.

§ 3-141 Reports on demolition or disposition of real property owned by public housing agencies.

 

§ 3-140 General. As used in this subchapter:

Demolition. The term “demolition” has the meaning ascribed to such term in section 970.5 of title 24 of the code of federal regulations; provided that such term shall include demolition of dwelling units receiving project-based assistance pursuant to section 1437f of title 42 of the United States code.

Disposition. The term “disposition” has the meaning ascribed to such term in section 970.5 of title 24 of the code of federal regulations; provided that such term shall include disposition of dwelling units receiving project-based assistance pursuant to section 1437f of title 42 of the United States code.

Public housing. The term “public housing” has the meaning ascribed to such term in section 1437a of title 42 of the United States code.

Public housing agency. The term “public housing agency” has the meaning ascribed to such term in section 1437a of title 42 of the United States code.

§ 3-141 Reports on demolition or disposition of real property owned by public housing agencies. a. Before disposing of an interest in real property owned by a public housing agency or demolishing real property owned by such an agency, such agency shall provide to the council and make publicly available online a report. For a proposed disposition of an interest in real property, such report shall be so provided no later than the earlier of (i) 30 days before soliciting any bids or proposals relating to such disposition or (ii) 60 days before such disposition occurs. For a proposed demolition of real property, such report shall be so provided no later than the earlier of (i) 30 days before soliciting any bids or proposals relating to such demolition or (ii) 60 days before filing any construction documents, as such term is defined in section 28-101.5 of the code, in connection with such demolition.

b. Reports required by this section shall contain the following information, at a minimum:

1. A description of the nature and scope of the proposed demolition or disposition;

2. The address of the real property to be subject to such demolition or disposition;

3. A description of the purpose of the proposed demolition or disposition and an explanation of how such demolition or disposition would serve the interests of the residents served by such agency, including but not limited to a description of:

(a) Any anticipated development at the site of such demolition or disposition and, if such development will include dwelling units, a description of the affordability of such units and the extent to which residents of the real property subject to such demolition or disposition will be eligible or prioritized for occupancy of such units;

(b) Any revenue anticipated to be generated for such agency, directly or indirectly, as a result of such demolition or disposition;

(c) Any improvements anticipated to be made to real property owned by such agency using such revenues;

4. A description of each stakeholder’s anticipated role in the proposed demolition or disposition to the extent known;

5. The anticipated timeline of the proposed demolition or disposition; and

6. A description of such agency’s plan for engaging residents of the real property subject to such demolition or disposition before such demolition or disposition takes place, including but not limited to the timeline for such engagement and a list of dates on which such agency anticipates meeting with such residents regarding such demolition or disposition.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately after it becomes law.

 

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