File #: Int 0584-2022    Version: * Name: Evictions of disabled tenants.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 7/14/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to evictions of disabled tenants
Sponsors: Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Tiffany Cabán, Farah N. Louis, Christopher Marte, Rita C. Joseph, Sandy Nurse, Jennifer Gutiérrez, Crystal Hudson, Pierina Ana Sanchez, Gale A. Brewer
Council Member Sponsors: 10
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) to provide tenants with disabilities with information about legal services when such tenants are facing eviction. It would also require the Commissioner of HPD to report to the Mayor and the Speaker of the City Council on any pattern of discrimination against disabled tenants.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 584, 2. Int. No. 584, 3. July 14, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 7-14-22, 5. Committee Report 10/3/22
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7/14/2022*Public Advocate Jumaane Williams City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
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Int. No. 584

 

By the Public Advocate (Mr. Williams) and Council Members Cabán, Louis, Marte, Joseph, Nurse, Gutiérrez, Hudson, Sanchez and Brewer

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to evictions of disabled tenants

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                     Section 1.  Title 26 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new chapter 34 to read as follows:

CHAPTER 34

EVICTIONS OF DISABLED TENANTS

                     § 26-3401 Definitions.

                     § 26-3402 Notification requirement.

                     § 26-3403 Tenant assistance.

                     § 26-3404 Reporting.

                     § 26-3405 Violations.

                     § 26-3406 Rules.

                     

                     § 26-3401 Definitions. For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall mean:

                     COMMISSIONER. The commissioner of housing preservation and development.

                     DEPARTMENT. The department of housing preservation and development.

                     DISABLED OCCUPANT. A person who is (i) entitled to the possession or use and occupancy of a dwelling unit and (ii) who is a disabled person or the spouse or domestic partner of a disabled person as defined in subdivision m of section 17-306 of this code.

                     DWELLING UNIT. A dwelling unit as defined by section 27-2004 of the housing maintenance code.

                     OWNER. An owner as defined by section 27-2004 of the housing maintenance code. 

                     § 26-3402 Notification requirement. On or before the day on which an owner serves a petition or notice of petition for a summary proceeding to recover possession of real property, pursuant to article seven of the real property actions and proceedings law or a notice pursuant to section 5(a)(11) of the emergency tenant protection act of 1974, upon a disabled occupant, the owner shall provide written notification to the department of the name, address and phone number of the disabled occupant where an owner knows or has reason to know the occupant is disabled. Such notification shall be in the form and manner determined by the department pursuant to rules promulgated by the department.

                     § 26-3403. Tenant assistance. Upon receiving a notice pursuant to section 26-3402 of this chapter, the department shall provide to the disabled occupant identified on the notice a list of entities that may provide legal services to disabled tenants, including low-income disabled tenants, or that may assist such tenants in obtaining legal services.

                     § 26-3404 Reporting. The commissioner, in conjunction with the commissioner on human rights, shall, no later than July first of each year, report to the mayor and the speaker of the council on trends identified in evictions of disabled tenants and any findings or pattern of discrimination against disabled tenants with respect to eviction based upon information received pursuant to section 26-3402 of this chapter.

                     § 26-3405 Violations. Any person who violates section 26-3402 of this chapter shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor.

                     § 26-3406 Rules. The commissioner shall promulgate such rules as may be necessary for the purposes of implementing the provisions of this chapter.

                     §2. This local law shall take effect 120 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner of housing preservation and development shall take such measures as are necessary for its implementation, including the promulgation of rules, prior to such effective date.

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