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Meeting Name: Committee on General Welfare Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 12/17/2018 1:00 PM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
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T2018-3343 *   Oversight - Homeless Shelter ConditionsOversight    Not available Not available
Int 0883-2018 *Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.  Requiring the dept of homeless services to provide customer service training.IntroductionThe proposed bill would require the Department of Homeless Services to provide a biannual customer service training to all staff members, including those working for a provider under contract or similar agreement with the department, who have direct contact with shelter residents.   Not available Not available
Int 0884-2018 *Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.  Requiring the dept of homeless services to report on short notice resident transfers in shelter.IntroductionThe proposed bill would require the Department of Homeless Services to submit to the Speaker of the Council and post online, a report regarding the number of resident transfers in shelter made with 72 hours or less notice disaggregated by the reason for the transfer.   Not available Not available
Int 0915-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Requiring the dept of homeless services and human resources administration to post shelter, supportive housing and cluster site data.IntroductionThis bill would require that the Department of Social Services submit to every council member and community board and post on its website quarterly reports on the number of shelters, supportive housing, including both single-site supportive housing and scattered-site, and cluster sites. The total number of shelters, supportive housing facilities and cluster sites would be disaggregated by council district and community board.   Not available Not available
Int 1110-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Housing specialists within the human resources administration and department of homeless services.IntroductionThis bill would require the Human Resources Administration (HRA) to designate housing specialists within all temporary shelters and to submit an annual report on housing specialists. This bill would also update requirements for housing specialists in Department of Homeless Services (DHS) transitional housing facilities and would require DHS to submit an annual report on housing specialists.   Not available Not available
Int 1232-2018 *Stephen T. Levin  Requiring homeless shelters to post signs and distribute other materials relating to the shelter transfer appeals process.IntroductionThis legislation would require the Department of Homeless Services to create a sign and other relevant materials that inform residents of homeless shelters of their right to appeal any transfers between homeless shelters and related facilities, including the procedures for such transfer appeals and the department’s current transfer policy. Such signs must be displayed conspicuously at all homeless shelters and related facilities.   Not available Not available
Int 1233-2018 *Stephen T. Levin  Providing written notice for non-emergency shelter transfers.IntroductionThis legislation would require the department of homeless services to provide written notification to shelter residents at least 48 hours prior to any non-emergency shelter transfer. The written notification must include, at least, a detailed summary of the reasons for the transfer and identification of the entity ordering the transfer.   Not available Not available