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: 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
Council Member Sponsors: 11
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

Int. No. 513

 

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

 

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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