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Meeting Name: Committee on Housing and Buildings Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 2/22/2016 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Committee Room - City Hall
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Attachments: Attachments - Int. No. 152-A, Attachments - Int. No. 543, Attachments - Int. No. 1015, Attachments - Int. No. 1044
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Int 0152-2014 *Brad S. Lander Proposed Int. No. 152-ARequiring a certification of no harassment prior to approval of construction documents or issuance of permits for demolition or renovation of certain buildings.IntroductionThis bill would create a certificate of no harassment (CONH) pilot program, which would require certain buildings to apply for a CONH before obtaining Department of Buildings (DOB) approval of permits of other construction documents for certain, covered work. Any building in the City where there has been a final determination of harassment by New York state homes and community renewal (HCR) or any court with jurisdiction five years prior to the enactment date will automatically be denied a CONH should they apply for a permit with DOB. Buildings where a full vacate order has been issued and buildings where there has been active participation in the alternative enforcement program (AEP) will be required to apply for the CONH for covered work. In districts that have undergone city-sponsored neighborhood-wide rezonings and community districts that indicate significant distress based on numerous factors, including changes of ownerships, certain buildings that meet a Building Qualification Index (BQI) will also be required to apply for the CONH for covered work. If harassment is found after an investigation by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and community groups, where designated by HPD, the owner must provide for affordable housing. Within such building, at least 25% of the total residential floor area of such building must be affordable, and if it is a new building, then 20% of the total floor area of a new building on the lot containing the building must be affordable. One-third of the affordable housing units will be made available at 40 percent of the area median income (AMI), one-third of such units within such building are available at 50 percent of the AMI and one-third of such units are available at 60 percent of the AMI.This law takes effect 270 days after it becomes law, and sunsets after three years.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0152-2014 *Brad S. Lander  Requiring a certification of no harassment prior to approval of construction documents or issuance of permits for demolition or renovation of certain buildings.IntroductionThis bill would create a certificate of no harassment (CONH) pilot program, which would require certain buildings to apply for a CONH before obtaining Department of Buildings (DOB) approval of permits of other construction documents for certain, covered work. Any building in the City where there has been a final determination of harassment by New York state homes and community renewal (HCR) or any court with jurisdiction five years prior to the enactment date will automatically be denied a CONH should they apply for a permit with DOB. Buildings where a full vacate order has been issued and buildings where there has been active participation in the alternative enforcement program (AEP) will be required to apply for the CONH for covered work. In districts that have undergone city-sponsored neighborhood-wide rezonings and community districts that indicate significant distress based on numerous factors, including changes of ownerships, certain buildings that meet a Building Qualification Index (BQI) will also be required to apply for the CONH for covered work. If harassment is found after an investigation by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and community groups, where designated by HPD, the owner must provide for affordable housing. Within such building, at least 25% of the total residential floor area of such building must be affordable, and if it is a new building, then 20% of the total floor area of a new building on the lot containing the building must be affordable. One-third of the affordable housing units will be made available at 40 percent of the area median income (AMI), one-third of such units within such building are available at 50 percent of the AMI and one-third of such units are available at 60 percent of the AMI.This law takes effect 270 days after it becomes law, and sunsets after three years.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 0152-2014 *Brad S. Lander  Requiring a certification of no harassment prior to approval of construction documents or issuance of permits for demolition or renovation of certain buildings.IntroductionThis bill would create a certificate of no harassment (CONH) pilot program, which would require certain buildings to apply for a CONH before obtaining Department of Buildings (DOB) approval of permits of other construction documents for certain, covered work. Any building in the City where there has been a final determination of harassment by New York state homes and community renewal (HCR) or any court with jurisdiction five years prior to the enactment date will automatically be denied a CONH should they apply for a permit with DOB. Buildings where a full vacate order has been issued and buildings where there has been active participation in the alternative enforcement program (AEP) will be required to apply for the CONH for covered work. In districts that have undergone city-sponsored neighborhood-wide rezonings and community districts that indicate significant distress based on numerous factors, including changes of ownerships, certain buildings that meet a Building Qualification Index (BQI) will also be required to apply for the CONH for covered work. If harassment is found after an investigation by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and community groups, where designated by HPD, the owner must provide for affordable housing. Within such building, at least 25% of the total residential floor area of such building must be affordable, and if it is a new building, then 20% of the total floor area of a new building on the lot containing the building must be affordable. One-third of the affordable housing units will be made available at 40 percent of the area median income (AMI), one-third of such units within such building are available at 50 percent of the AMI and one-third of such units are available at 60 percent of the AMI.This law takes effect 270 days after it becomes law, and sunsets after three years.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0543-2014 *Ritchie J. Torres  Issuance of orders to correct underlying conditions.IntroductionThis bill would make five or more violations of the same or a substantially similar nature over a course of five years prima facie evidence of an underlying condition existing in a building and would allow tenants to apply to the housing part of the civil court for an order to correct such underlying condition.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0543-2014 *Ritchie J. Torres  Issuance of orders to correct underlying conditions.IntroductionThis bill would make five or more violations of the same or a substantially similar nature over a course of five years prima facie evidence of an underlying condition existing in a building and would allow tenants to apply to the housing part of the civil court for an order to correct such underlying condition.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1015-2015 *Ben Kallos  Establishing a housing portal.IntroductionThis bill would create an affordable housing internet portal. It provides requirements for both the portal itself and for units that would be listed on the portal.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1015-2015 *Ben Kallos  Establishing a housing portal.IntroductionThis bill would create an affordable housing internet portal. It provides requirements for both the portal itself and for units that would be listed on the portal.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1044-2016 *The Public Advocate (Ms. James)  Denying building permits where a residential building has an excessive number of violations.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Buildings to deny a permit when a building of fewer than 35 units has an average of at least three open, immediately hazardous or hazardous housing maintenance code violations or immediately hazardous or major construction code violations per unit, or, when a building has 35 units or more, it has an average of at least two open, immediately hazardous or major construction code violations per unit. The local law excludes permits sought to correct DOB or HPD violations.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1044-2016 *The Public Advocate (Ms. James)  Denying building permits where a residential building has an excessive number of violations.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Buildings to deny a permit when a building of fewer than 35 units has an average of at least three open, immediately hazardous or hazardous housing maintenance code violations or immediately hazardous or major construction code violations per unit, or, when a building has 35 units or more, it has an average of at least two open, immediately hazardous or major construction code violations per unit. The local law excludes permits sought to correct DOB or HPD violations.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available