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File #: Int 0148-2018    Version: Name: Requiring that the dept of social services recognize time spent in foster care for the purpose of rental voucher eligibility.
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 requiring that the department of social services recognize time spent in foster care for the purpose of rental voucher eligibility
Sponsors: Stephen T. Levin, Justin L. Brannan, Alan N. Maisel, Diana I. Ayala, Helen K. Rosenthal, Keith Powers , Ben Kallos, Eric Dinowitz, Adrienne E. Adams, Carlos Menchaca, Antonio Reynoso, Deborah L. Rose, Carlina Rivera , Farah N. Louis, Brad S. Lander, Peter A. Koo, Darma V. Diaz, Kevin C. Riley
Council Member Sponsors: 18
Summary: This bill would allow youth who have spent time in runaway and homeless youth services funded by the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) to be eligible for CityFHEPS rental assistance vouchers. Any 90 days of the previous two years spent in these services would count as time spent in shelter for purposes of determining eligibility for the vouchers. The The provision of vouchers to such individuals would be subject to appropriation.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 148-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 148, 3. Int. No. 148, 4. January 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 5. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 01-31-2018, 6. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - January 31, 2018, 7. Committee Report 11/24/20, 8. Hearing Testimony 11/24/20, 9. Hearing Transcript 11/24/20, 10. Proposed Int. No. 148-A - 11/18/21, 11. Committee Report 11/22/21, 12. Fiscal Impact Statement, 13. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 14. November 23, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files
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11/23/2021AStephen T. Levin City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
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11/22/2021*Stephen T. Levin Committee on General Welfare Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/22/2021*Stephen T. Levin Committee on General Welfare Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/22/2021*Stephen T. Levin Committee on General Welfare Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/22/2021AStephen T. Levin Committee on General Welfare Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/24/2020*Stephen T. Levin Committee on General Welfare Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/24/2020*Stephen T. Levin Committee on General Welfare Laid Over 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. 148-A

 

By Council Members Levin, Brannan, Maisel, Ayala, Rosenthal, Powers, Kallos, Dinowitz, Adams, Menchaca, Reynoso, Rose, Rivera, Louis, Lander, Koo, D. Diaz and Riley

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring that the department of social services recognize time spent in foster care for the purpose of rental voucher eligibility

 

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 21-145.1 to read as follows:

§ 21-145.1 Rental assistance for youth in foster care. a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Youth in foster care. The term “youth in foster care” means a young person who was placed in an out-of-home placement with ACS after the filing of a petition in family court pursuant to article 3, 7, 10, 10-a, 10-b or 10-c of the family court act or section 358-a or 384-b of the social services law.

Rental assistance. The term “rental assistance” means subsidies provided through the rental assistance program established in chapter 10 of title 68 of the rules of the city of New York and any successor program.

b. Eligibility. Subject to appropriation, for purposes of determining eligibility, for any youth in foster care or an individual who was formerly a youth in foster care, the department shall count the time such youth spent in foster care during any 90 days of the previous two years in place of time spent in shelter provided by the department or by a provider under contract or similar agreement with the department, provided that the youth in foster care is otherwise found eligible for rental assistance.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law.

 

 

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