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Meeting Name: Committee on General Welfare Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 6/21/2023 10:00 AM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
Jointly with the Committee on Immigration.
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T2023-3563 *   Oversight - Emergency Shelters and Humanitarian Emergency Response and Relief Centers in New York City.Oversight    Not available Not available
Int 0942-2023 *Shahana K. Hanif  Minimum standards for emergency congregate housing.IntroductionThis bill would establish minimum standards for emergency congregate housing in New York City, including at the Humanitarian Emergency Response and Relief Centers (HERRCs) established to address the increase of migrants in the City. Standards would mirror those that apply to shelters operated by the Department of Social Services including beds being at least three feet apart and at least 30 inches in width, toiletries and secure lockers being provided, a clean, well-maintained, working shower for every fifteen individuals, a clean, well maintained and working toilet and/or urinal and sink for every ten individuals, access to laundry facilities, meals and accommodations for dietary needs and restrictions, and various services and resources.   Not available Not available
Int 0943-2023 *Shahana K. Hanif  Notification of the right to be placed in shelter.IntroductionThis bill would require that the Mayor provide written and verbal notification of the right to be placed in a Department of Social Services (DSS) shelter to individuals and families who are housed in specific types of emergency congregate housing in New York City. The notification would include that such individuals and families have the right to be placed in a DSS shelter within 24 hours of their request to be placed in such a shelter. If the City fails to meet its responsibility to provide this shelter, the bill would require that the City report the failure within one calendar day of the failure.   Not available Not available
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