File #: Int 0513-2022    Version: * Name: Requiring the department of homeless services to report on the feasibility of partnering with community-based nonprofit organizations to accept and process applications for shelter intake from families with children.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on General Welfare
On agenda: 6/2/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law in relation to requiring the department of homeless services to report on the feasibility of partnering with community-based nonprofit organizations to accept and process applications for shelter intake from families with children
Sponsors: Sandra Ung, Linda Lee, Tiffany Cabán, Rita C. Joseph, Farah N. Louis, Gale A. Brewer, Sandy Nurse, Jennifer Gutiérrez, Shaun Abreu, Kevin C. Riley, Diana I. Ayala, Marjorie Velázquez
Council Member Sponsors: 12
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Homeless Services to report on the feasibility of partnering with community-based nonprofit organizations to accept and process application for shelter intake for families with children. The report would include information relating barriers to implementation of such a program, training requirements, access to databases or other systems and confidentiality and data privacy.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 513, 2. Int. No. 513, 3. June 2, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-2-22, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - June 2, 2022, 6. Committee Report 9/13/22, 7. Hearing Testimony 9/13/22

Int. No. 513

 

By Council Members Ung, Lee, Cabán, Joseph, Louis, Brewer, Nurse, Gutiérrez, Abreu, Riley, Ayala and Velázquez

 

A Local Law in relation to requiring the department of homeless services to report on the feasibility of partnering with community-based nonprofit organizations to accept and process applications for shelter intake from families with children

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Definitions.  For the purposes of this local law, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

Department. The term “department” means the department of homeless services.

Shelter. The term “shelter” means housing provided to individuals and families by the department or a provider under contract or similar agreement with the department.

§ 2. a. No later than September 30, 2022, the department shall deliver to the mayor and the speaker of the council a report on the feasibility of partnering with community-based nonprofit organizations in neighborhoods throughout the city of New York to accept and process applications for shelter intake from families with children.

b. Such report shall include, without limitation:

1. Any barriers to allowing community-based nonprofit organizations to accept and process applications for shelter intake;

2. The training requirements to implement such a program;

3. Access to databases or other systems that would be required to accept and process such applications;

4. Any issues relating to requirements and procedures regarding confidentiality and data privacy;

5. Plans for overcoming any barriers or issues identified; and

6. Any other information the department deems relevant.

 § 3. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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