File #: Int 0025-2024    Version: Name: Provision of senior citizen rent increase exemption application forms pre-populated with applicable data to eligible persons living in city-supervised Mitchell-Lama housing.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted (Mayor's Desk for Signature)
Committee: Committee on Aging
On agenda: 2/8/2024
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to provision of senior citizen rent increase exemption application forms pre-populated with applicable data to eligible persons living in city-supervised Mitchell-Lama housing
Sponsors: Eric Dinowitz, Kalman Yeger , Althea V. Stevens, Kevin C. Riley, Julie Won, Sandy Nurse, Selvena N. Brooks-Powers, Alexa Avilés, Mercedes Narcisse, Tiffany Cabán, Joann Ariola , Kristy Marmorato, Justin L. Brannan, Gale A. Brewer, Diana I. Ayala, Carlina Rivera , Keith Powers , James F. Gennaro, Pierina Ana Sanchez, Yusef Salaam, Crystal Hudson, Lynn C. Schulman, Chi A. Ossé, Robert F. Holden, Kamillah Hanks, Julie Menin, Christopher Marte, Rita C. Joseph, Shahana K. Hanif, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., David M. Carr, Shaun Abreu, Amanda Farías, Shekar Krishnan, Vickie Paladino, Farah N. Louis, Susan Zhuang, Lincoln Restler, Jennifer Gutiérrez, Chris Banks, Oswald Feliz, Inna Vernikov, Nantasha M. Williams, Erik D. Bottcher, Darlene Mealy
Council Member Sponsors: 45
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) to provide an application form for the senior citizen rent increase exemption (SCRIE) program to eligible residents in city-aided limited profit housing company developments with all applicable data electronically populated in such application form for such resident. After residents submit their annual income affidavits to HPD, the bill would require HPD to digitize the data contained in the affidavits and use such data to populate SCRIE application forms for residents that appear to be eligible for SCRIE. The populated form would be provided to potentially eligible residents along with a letter explaining the features of the SCRIE program and information on how to review the application form and apply for the program.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 25- A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 25, 3. Int. No. 25, 4. Hearing Testimony 11/28/23, 5. Committee Report 1/26/24, 6. Hearing Testimony 1/26/24, 7. Hearing Transcript 1/26/24, 8. Proposed Int. No. 25-A - 2/1/24, 9. Committee Report 2/8/24, 10. Hearing Transcript 2/8/24, 11. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 12. Fiscal Impact Statement, 13. February 8, 2024 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 14. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-8-24
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
2/8/2024AEric Dinowitz City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
2/8/2024AEric Dinowitz City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/8/2024*Eric Dinowitz City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/8/2024*Eric Dinowitz Committee on Aging Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/8/2024AEric Dinowitz Committee on Aging P-C Item Approved by CommPass Action details Meeting details Not available
2/8/2024*Eric Dinowitz Committee on Aging Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/8/2024*Eric Dinowitz Committee on Aging Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/26/2024*Eric Dinowitz Committee on Aging Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/26/2024*Eric Dinowitz Committee on Aging P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available

Preconsidered Int. No. 25-A

 

By Council Members Dinowitz, Yeger, Stevens, Riley, Won, Nurse, Brooks-Powers, Avilés, Narcisse, Cabán, Ariola, Marmorato, Brannan, Brewer, Ayala, Rivera, Powers, Gennaro, Sanchez, Lee, Salaam, Hudson, Schulman, Ossé, Holden, Hanks, Menin, Marte, Joseph, Hanif, Salamanca, Carr, Abreu, Farías, Krishnan, Paladino, Louis, Zhuang, Restler, Gutiérrez, Banks, Feliz, Vernikov, Williams, Bottcher and Mealy

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to provision of senior citizen rent increase exemption application forms pre-populated with applicable data to eligible persons living in city-supervised Mitchell-Lama housing

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 7 of title 26 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 26-606.1 to read as follows:

§ 26-606.1 Assistance for residents eligible to apply to the senior citizen rent increase exemption program. a. Definitions. For purposes of this section, the term “resident” means a person who occupies a dwelling unit in a city-aided limited profit housing company development, who:

(i) has submitted an annual income affidavit to the supervising agency; and

(ii) appears to be eligible for the senior citizen rent increase exemption program, based upon review of applicable information available to the supervising agency.

b. No later than 90 days after the supervising agency receives a resident’s annual income affidavit, the supervising agency shall provide such resident with an application form for the senior citizen rent increase exemption program that contains all applicable data electronically populated in such application form for such resident. In addition, the supervising agency shall provide a letter to such resident with such application form that explains the features of the senior citizen rent increase exemption program; the purpose of such application form; and information on how to review, complete, modify as necessary, and return such application form to the supervising agency. Such letter shall also contain any relevant contact information for the supervising agency or any other agency that may provide assistance with review, completion, and submission of such application form.

c. To meet the requirements of this section, the supervising agency shall digitize the information contained in each annual income affidavit submitted to such supervising agency.

d. This section does not preclude the supervising agency from accepting annual income affidavits and application forms for the senior citizen rent increase exemption program prepared on a paper form, via a web-based application portal, or other electronic form submission technology.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 1 year after it becomes law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MJT/CP

LS #9149/Int. No. 985-2023

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