File #: Int 0878-2023    Version: * Name: Rental assistance eligibility requirements.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on General Welfare
On agenda: 1/19/2023
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to rental assistance eligibility requirements
Sponsors: Diana I. Ayala, Pierina Ana Sanchez, Erik D. Bottcher, Julie Won, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Shahana K. Hanif, Tiffany Cabán, Farah N. Louis, Althea V. Stevens, Crystal Hudson, Lincoln Restler, Sandra Ung, Shaun Abreu, Selvena N. Brooks-Powers, Justin L. Brannan, Marjorie Velázquez, Carmen N. De La Rosa, Gale A. Brewer, Chi A. Ossé, Mercedes Narcisse, Alexa Avilés, Nantasha M. Williams, Christopher Marte, Kristin Richardson Jordan, Lynn C. Schulman, Amanda Farías
Council Member Sponsors: 26
Summary: This bill would prohibit the Department of Social Services from requiring an individual or family to reside in shelter before becoming eligible for a CityFHEPS rental assistance voucher.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 878, 2. Int. No. 878, 3. Committee Report 1/18/23, 4. Hearing Testimony 1/18/23, 5. Hearing Transcript 1/18/23, 6. January 19, 2023 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 7. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 1-19-23, 8. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - January 19, 2023

Int. No. 878


By Council Members Ayala, Sanchez, Bottcher, Won, the Public Advocate (Mr. Williams), Hanif, Cabán, Louis, Stevens, Hudson, Restler, Ung, Abreu, Brooks-Powers, Brannan, Velázquez, De La Rosa, Brewer, Ossé, Narcisse, Avilés, Williams, Marte, Richardson Jordan, Schulman and Farías


A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to rental assistance eligibility requirements


Be it enacted by the Council as follows:


Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 21 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 21-151 to read as follows:

§ 21-151 Rental assistance eligibility requirements. a. Definitions. For purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Rental assistance voucher. The term “rental assistance voucher” means any city-initiated rental housing subsidy for homeless families and individuals.

Shelter. The term “shelter” means temporary emergency housing provided to homeless adults, adult families, and families with children by the department or a provider under contract or similar agreement with the department.

b. Rental assistance voucher eligibility. The department shall not require an applicant to have lived in shelter as a precondition to receive a rental assistance voucher.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.







LS #4023/8955/9192/10504/10538/10579/10706/10948