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Meeting Name: Committee on General Welfare Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 9/24/2019 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
Jointly with the Committee on Women and Gender Equity
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T2019-4927 *   Oversight - Update: HRA System of Domestic Violence SheltersOversight Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
T2019-4927 *   Oversight - Update: HRA System of Domestic Violence SheltersOversight Filed, by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0152-2018 *Stephen T. Levin  Requiring the dept of homeless services to report on families with children in shelter.IntroductionThe proposed bill would require the Department of Homeless Services to produce a monthly report on the total number of families with children living in shelter or entering the shelter system disaggregated by shelter type; percentage of families found eligible disaggregated by number of applications submitted; the number of families and placed in shelter based on their individualized needs; the average length of stay for families and the total number of families leaving shelter to permanent housing; and metrics concerning school enrollment and attendance for children living in shelter.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0152-2018 *Stephen T. Levin  Requiring the dept of homeless services to report on families with children in shelter.IntroductionThe proposed bill would require the Department of Homeless Services to produce a monthly report on the total number of families with children living in shelter or entering the shelter system disaggregated by shelter type; percentage of families found eligible disaggregated by number of applications submitted; the number of families and placed in shelter based on their individualized needs; the average length of stay for families and the total number of families leaving shelter to permanent housing; and metrics concerning school enrollment and attendance for children living in shelter.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1712-2019 *Helen K. Rosenthal  Requiring the dept of social services to report on services and resources provided specific to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, gender non-conforming and non-binary residents of domestic violence emergency shelters.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Social Services (DSS) to review the services and resources it provides specific to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, gender non-conforming and non-binary (LGBTQI+) individuals who are entering domestic violence emergency shelters. DSS would submit to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council and publish on its website, a written report disclosing the total number of demographic information survey forms regarding sexual orientation and gender identity that were distributed by the department and the total number of individuals who identified as LGBTQI+ on such forms, a description of the department’s efforts to collect data specifically about LGBTQI+ domestic violence survivors, the department’s outreach efforts, any complaints the department received about domestic violence emergency shelter services provided to LGBTQI+ residents and recommendations for enhancing outreach efforts and services offered by DSS specifically for domestic violence emergency shelter residents who identify as LGBTQI+. Under this bill, DSS would also be required to consult with a community based organization with culturally specific expertise in challenges faced by survivors of domestic violence self-identifying as LGBTQI+ to develop and provide LGBTQI+ cultural competency trainings to domestic violence emergency shelter employees who work directly with residents.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1712-2019 *Helen K. Rosenthal  Requiring the dept of social services to report on services and resources provided specific to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, gender non-conforming and non-binary residents of domestic violence emergency shelters.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Social Services (DSS) to review the services and resources it provides specific to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, gender non-conforming and non-binary (LGBTQI+) individuals who are entering domestic violence emergency shelters. DSS would submit to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council and publish on its website, a written report disclosing the total number of demographic information survey forms regarding sexual orientation and gender identity that were distributed by the department and the total number of individuals who identified as LGBTQI+ on such forms, a description of the department’s efforts to collect data specifically about LGBTQI+ domestic violence survivors, the department’s outreach efforts, any complaints the department received about domestic violence emergency shelter services provided to LGBTQI+ residents and recommendations for enhancing outreach efforts and services offered by DSS specifically for domestic violence emergency shelter residents who identify as LGBTQI+. Under this bill, DSS would also be required to consult with a community based organization with culturally specific expertise in challenges faced by survivors of domestic violence self-identifying as LGBTQI+ to develop and provide LGBTQI+ cultural competency trainings to domestic violence emergency shelter employees who work directly with residents.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Res 1061-2019 *Farah N. Louis PreconsideredAuthorizing shelters for victims of domestic violence to be reimbursed for any payment differential for housing a single individual in a room intended for double occupancy. (A.2381/S.5471)Resolution Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Not available
Res 1061-2019 *Farah N. Louis  Authorizing shelters for victims of domestic violence to be reimbursed for any payment differential for housing a single individual in a room intended for double occupancy. (A.2381/S.5471)Resolution P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Not available
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