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File #: Int 0146-2018    Version: Name: Rental assistance vouchers.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted (Mayor's Desk for Signature)
Committee: Committee on General Welfare
On agenda: 1/31/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to rental assistance vouchers
Sponsors: Stephen T. Levin, Justin L. Brannan, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Alan N. Maisel, Carlina Rivera , Adrienne E. Adams, Ben Kallos, Alicka Ampry-Samuel , Carlos Menchaca, Helen K. Rosenthal, Bill Perkins, Antonio Reynoso, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Deborah L. Rose, Diana Ayala , Keith Powers , James G. Van Bramer, Mark Levine, Margaret S. Chin, Brad S. Lander, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Karen Koslowitz, Daniel Dromm , Francisco P. Moya, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Mark Treyger, Barry S. Grodenchik, Ruben Diaz, Sr., Farah N. Louis, Peter A. Koo, Vanessa L. Gibson, Mathieu Eugene, Inez D. Barron, Laurie A. Cumbo, Robert F. Holden, Fernando Cabrera , Darma V. Diaz, James F. Gennaro, Eric Dinowitz, Kevin C. Riley
Council Member Sponsors: 40
Summary: The bill would require that any individuals or families receiving rental assistance vouchers established by the Department of Social Services, such as the current LINC, CityFEPS and SEPS vouchers, would continue to receive the assistance so long as the household continues to meet any other eligibility requirements. The bill would also require that the maximum rent toward which rental assistance vouchers may be applied annually increases at the same rate as levels equal to those established pursuant to section 982.503 of the Code of Federal Regulations, otherwise referred to as “Section 8.” The requirements set by the bill would be subject to appropriation.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 146-C, 2. Summary of Int. No. 146-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 146, 4. Int. No. 146, 5. January 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 6. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 1/31/18, 7. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - January 31, 2018, 8. Committee Report 9/15/20, 9. Hearing Testimony 9/15/20, 10. Hearing Testimony 9/15/20 (Con't), 11. Hearing Transcript 9/15/20, 12. Proposed Int. No. 146-A - 1/25/21, 13. Proposed Int. No. 146-B - 4/30/21, 14. Proposed Int. No. 146-C - 5/24/21, 15. Committee Report 5/26/21, 16. Fiscal Impact Statement, 17. May 27, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
5/27/2021CStephen T. Levin City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/27/2021CStephen T. Levin City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
5/26/2021*Stephen T. Levin Committee on General Welfare Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/26/2021*Stephen T. Levin Committee on General Welfare Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/26/2021*Stephen T. Levin Committee on General Welfare Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/26/2021CStephen T. Levin Committee on General Welfare Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/15/2020*Stephen T. Levin Committee on Civil and Human Rights Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/15/2020*Stephen T. Levin Committee on Civil and Human Rights Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/15/2020*Stephen T. Levin Committee on General Welfare Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/15/2020*Stephen T. Levin Committee on General Welfare Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/31/2018*Stephen T. Levin City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/31/2018*Stephen T. Levin City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 146-C

 

By Council Members Levin, Brannan, Salamanca, Maisel, Rivera, Adams, Kallos, Ampry-Samuel, Menchaca, Rosenthal, Perkins, Reynoso, the Public Advocate (Mr. Williams), Rose, Ayala, Powers, Van Bramer, Levine, Chin, Lander, Cornegy, Koslowitz, Dromm, Moya, Rodriguez, Treyger, Grodenchik, R. Diaz, Louis, Koo, Gibson, Eugene, Barron, Cumbo, Holden, Cabrera, D. Diaz, Gennaro, Dinowitz and Riley

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to rental assistance vouchers

 

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 21-145 to read as follows:

§ 21-145 Use of rental assistance vouchers. a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Household. The term “household” means an individual or family in receipt of CityFHEPS or any successor program.

Maximum rental allowances.  The term “maximum rental allowances” means the maximum rent toward which rental assistance vouchers may be applied.

Rental assistance voucher. The term “rental assistance voucher” means any city-initiated rental housing subsidy for homeless families and individuals.

b. Eligibility. Subject to the appropriation, a household or individual will continue to receive additional annual renewals of their vouchers after their fifth year in the CityFHEPS rental assistance program if they continue to meet the requirements set forth in title 68 chapter 10-08 of the rules of the city of New York.

c. Maximum rental allowances. Subject to appropriation, such maximum rental allowances shall be set in accordance with section 982.503 of title 24 of the code of federal regulations.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 180 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner of social services may take such measures necessary for the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules and increasing the maximum rental allowances, before such date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LS #9352/Int. 1642-2017

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