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File #: Int 2082-2020    Version: Name: Prohibition against discrimination in housing accommodations based on lawful source of income.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Civil and Human Rights
On agenda: 9/16/2020
Enactment date: 11/17/2020 Law number: 2020/119
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the prohibition against discrimination in housing accommodations based on lawful source of income
Sponsors: Keith Powers , Helen K. Rosenthal, Ben Kallos, Adrienne E. Adams, Margaret S. Chin, Carlos Menchaca, Diana Ayala , Inez D. Barron, Farah N. Louis, Carlina Rivera , Public Advocate Jumaane Williams
Council Member Sponsors: 11
Summary: Prohibitions against discrimination in housing accommodations based on lawful source of income currently do not apply to housing accommodations comprised of five or fewer units. This bill removes this exception, but maintains existing exceptions that apply to all types of discrimination in housing accommodations. This bill also clarifies the definition of “lawful source of income” to align more closely with State law and include all lawful income that low-income New Yorkers may receive, such as child support, alimony, and other types of housing assistance.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2082-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 2082, 3. Int. No. 2082, 4. Committee Report 9/15/20, 5. Hearing Testimony 9/15/20, 6. Hearing Testimony 9/15/20 (Con't), 7. Hearing Transcript 9/15/20, 8. September 16, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 9. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 9-16-20, 10. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - September 16, 2020, 11. Proposed Int. No. 2082-A - 10/28/20, 12. Committee Report 10/29/20, 13. Hearing Transcript 10/29/20, 14. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 15. October 29, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 16. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10-29-20, 17. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - October 29, 2020, 18. Int. No. 2082-A (FINAL), 19. Fiscal Impact Statement, 20. Local Law 119
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11/18/2020AKeith Powers City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
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9/16/2020*Keith Powers City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/16/2020*Keith Powers City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/15/2020*Keith Powers Committee on General Welfare P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
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Int. No. 2082-A

 

By Council Members Powers, Rosenthal, Kallos, Adams, Chin, Menchaca, Ayala, Barron, Louis, Rivera and the Public Advocate (Mr. Williams)

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the prohibition against discrimination in housing accommodations based on lawful source of income

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. The definition of “lawful source of income” in section 8-102 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law 63 for the year 2018, is amended to read as follows:

Lawful source of income. The term "lawful source of income" [includes income derived from social security, or any form of federal, state or local public assistance or housing assistance including section 8 vouchers.] includes, but is not limited to, child support, alimony, foster care subsidies, income derived from social security, or any form of federal, state, or local public assistance or housing assistance including, but not limited to, section 8 vouchers, whether or not such income or credit is paid or attributed directly to a landlord.

§ 2. Paragraph (o) of subdivision 5 of section 8-107 of the administrative code of the city of New York is REPEALED.

§ 3. This local law takes effect 90 days after it becomes law.

 

NC/BAM

LS #9554

10/21/2020