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File #: Int 1616-2019    Version: * Name: Reporting on senior veterans and social service and affordable housing programs for veterans.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Veterans
On agenda: 6/18/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to reporting on senior veterans and social service and affordable housing programs for veterans
Sponsors: Paul A. Vallone, Alicka Ampry-Samuel , Eric A. Ulrich, Joseph C. Borelli
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Summary: This bill would amend Local Law 44 of 2019 to require the Department of Veterans Services (DVS) to include in its annual report data about the number of senior veterans DVS serves, as well the number of inquiries received by DVS from veterans regarding social service programs, such as the supplemental nutrition assistance program and the New York State veteran property tax exemption; and affordable housing programs, such as those run through the New York Housing Authority and the New York Department of Housing Preservation and Development.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1616, 2. Int. No. 1616, 3. June 18, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-18-19, 5. Minutes of the Recessed Meeting of June 13, 2019 Held on June 18, 2019

Int. No. 1616

 

By Council Members Vallone, Ampry-Samuel, Ulrich and Borelli

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to reporting on senior veterans and social service and affordable housing programs for veterans

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subdivision c of section 31-109 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law 44 for the year 2019, is amended to read as follows:

c. The annual report shall include, but need not be limited to, the following information for the prior fiscal year:

1. A list and description of the services provided by the department;

2. The total number of employees, a list of functional titles, the number of employees in each functional title and a summary of the general responsibilities for each title;

3. The total number of engagements, per month, disaggregated by the types of services provided, whether the service was provided at the department’s office, a resource center or in the field, and borough;

4. The types of services veterans have inquired about, including through 311 calls, per month, disaggregated by type of service, and borough where applicable;

5. The total number of social service programs veterans have inquired about, including, but not limited to, the supplemental nutrition assistance program, the New York state veteran property tax exemption pursuant to section 458 of the New York state real property tax law, medicaid and any other program offered by the department of social services/human resources administration, disaggregated by the program;

6. The total number of veterans who have inquired about affordable housing programs and assistance, including, but not limited to, the housing choice voucher program and public housing offered through the New York city housing authority, the housing choice voucher program, rental assistance, and homeownership assistance offered through the department of housing preservation and development and supportive services offered through partners of the department, disaggregated by program;

7. The total number and percentage of veterans served by the department who are above 60 years of age, disaggregated by borough;

8. The methods by which the department provides information to veterans and their families, caretakers and active servicemembers and the methods by which veterans their families learned about the department;

 9. A list of the field services provided by the department in each borough, per month; and

10. The methods utilized by the department in calculating its report on the performance indicators herein.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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LS #10325

5/16/19