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File #: Int 1599-2017    Version: * Name: Requiring annual reporting on individuals referred to supportive housing.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on General Welfare
On agenda: 5/10/2017
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring annual reporting on individuals referred to supportive housing
Sponsors: Stephen T. Levin, Vincent J. Gentile
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: The proposed bill would require the Department of Social Services to produce an annual report on the number of individuals referred to, accepted to, rejected for, and still awaiting placement for supportive housing disaggregated by the source of referral, time individual has been homeless, the individual’s current shelter placement, the amount of time the individual has been awaiting placement, the number of interviews the individual has attended, and the reason an individual has been rejected for placement.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1599, 2. Int. No. 1599, 3. May 10, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files

Int. No. 1599

 

By Council Members Levin and Gentile

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring annual reporting on individuals referred to supportive housing

 

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 21-139 to read as follows:

§ 21-139 Annual reporting on supportive housing. a. Definitions. For purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Supportive housing. The term “supportive housing” includes both single-site and scattered-site housing and means permanent affordable housing accompanied by supportive services.

Single-site. The term “single-site” means a designated building where each individual or family has a private living quarters and may share kitchens and/or common recreational rooms or other facilities.

Scattered-site. The term “scattered-site” means units in apartment buildings spread throughout a neighborhood or community that are designated for specific populations.

Interview. The term “interview” means a meeting between an individual applying for supportive housing and the housing provider for the purpose of placement.

b. Not later than March 1 of each calendar year, the commissioner of social services shall post on the department’s website and provide the following information to the council:

1. The number of individuals referred to single-site or scattered-site supportive housing;

2. The number of individuals accepted to single-site or scattered-site supportive housing;

3. The number of individuals rejected for single-site or scattered-site supportive housing;

4. The number of referred individuals still awaiting placement to single-site or scattered site supportive housing.

5. Such report shall include, but need not be limited to, the following disaggregated categories: (i) source of referral; (ii) amount of time individual has been homeless; (iii) individual’s current shelter placement; (iv) number of interviews the individual has attended; (v) amount of time the individual has awaited placement; and (vi) reason individual was rejected for placement.

c. Reports required pursuant to this section shall only contain information in the aggregate and shall not contain any personally identifiable information.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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