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File #: Int 1233-2018    Version: * Name: Providing written notice for non-emergency shelter transfers.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on General Welfare
On agenda: 11/14/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to providing written notice for non-emergency shelter transfers
Sponsors: Stephen T. Levin, Alicka Ampry-Samuel , Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Vanessa L. Gibson
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Summary: This legislation would require the department of homeless services to provide written notification to shelter residents at least 48 hours prior to any non-emergency shelter transfer. The written notification must include, at least, a detailed summary of the reasons for the transfer and identification of the entity ordering the transfer.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1233, 2. Int. No. 1233, 3. November 14, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Committee Report 12/17/18, 5. Hearing Testimony 12/17/18, 6. Hearing Transcript 12/17/18
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11/14/2018*Stephen T. Levin City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1233

 

By Council Members Levin, Ampry-Samuel, Salamanca and Gibson

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to providing written notice for non-emergency shelter transfers

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 3 of title 21 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 21-324 to read as follows:

§ 21-324 Notification and documentation for non-emergency shelter transfers. a.

Definitions. For the purposes of this section the following terms have the following meanings:

Shelter. The term “shelter” means temporary emergency housing provided to homeless

single adults, adult families, and families with children by the department or a provider under contract or similar agreement with the department.

b. Not less than 48 hours prior to a non-emergency shelter transfer, other than transfers

requested by the client themselves, individuals being transferred to another shelter or related facility must be provided written notification of their transfer.

c. The notice shall include, at a minimum, the name and address of the shelter being transferred from and the name and address of the shelter being transferred to, a detailed summary of the specific reasons for the transfer, identification of what entity ordered the transfer, and information about how the individual can appeal a transfer.

c. For emergency shelter transfers, affected individuals must be provided with written documentation of the transfer, in compliance with subdivision b of this section, within 48 hours of the emergency transfer.

§ 2. This local law shall take effect immediately.

NJC

LS 6999

11/9/2018