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Meeting Name: Committee on General Welfare Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 2/28/2020 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: 250 Broadway - Committee Rm, 16th Fl.
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T2020-5865 *   Oversight - Outreach NYC and Barriers to Shelter for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness.Oversight Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
T2020-5865 *   Oversight - Outreach NYC and Barriers to Shelter for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness.Oversight Filed, by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1483-2019 *Stephen T. Levin  Plan to accommodate pets of families and individuals experiencing homelessness in shelter.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Homeless Services (DHS), to develop a plan to accommodate pets of homeless individuals and families with the objective of allowing homeless pet-owners to keep their pets. Such plan would include, for example, the steps DHS can take to prioritize the acquisition of facilities that will permit homeless pet-owners to keep their pets, as well as identifying existing providers that will permit homeless pet-owners to keep their pets. The bill would also require that DHS submit the plan to the Speaker of the Council no later than 180 days of the effective date of this bill. The bill would also require that DHS collaborate with the Department of Social Services (DSS) to outline steps to address accommodating pets of homeless individuals and families in shelter under DSS programs such as those in shelters for domestic violence survivors.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1483-2019 *Stephen T. Levin  Plan to accommodate pets of families and individuals experiencing homelessness in shelter.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Homeless Services (DHS), to develop a plan to accommodate pets of homeless individuals and families with the objective of allowing homeless pet-owners to keep their pets. Such plan would include, for example, the steps DHS can take to prioritize the acquisition of facilities that will permit homeless pet-owners to keep their pets, as well as identifying existing providers that will permit homeless pet-owners to keep their pets. The bill would also require that DHS submit the plan to the Speaker of the Council no later than 180 days of the effective date of this bill. The bill would also require that DHS collaborate with the Department of Social Services (DSS) to outline steps to address accommodating pets of homeless individuals and families in shelter under DSS programs such as those in shelters for domestic violence survivors.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1484-2019 *Stephen T. Levin  Providing information about pets whose owners enter homeless shelters.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department to post information on its website regarding the process for having a pet designated as an emotional support animal, and to report, every three months, information on how many individuals and families applied for shelter and reported they had a pet, as well as the the placement or disposition of pets that belong to people who enter homeless shelters. Finally, the bill would require the Department to develop a questionnaire to obtain the information required to be reported.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1484-2019 *Stephen T. Levin  Providing information about pets whose owners enter homeless shelters.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department to post information on its website regarding the process for having a pet designated as an emotional support animal, and to report, every three months, information on how many individuals and families applied for shelter and reported they had a pet, as well as the the placement or disposition of pets that belong to people who enter homeless shelters. Finally, the bill would require the Department to develop a questionnaire to obtain the information required to be reported.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1902-2020 *Stephen T. Levin  Provision of case management services for homeless individuals.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Homeless Services to provide case management services to everyone assessed by either DHS or by an organization that contracts with the City, who is reasonably believed to be living on the street.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1902-2020 *Stephen T. Levin  Provision of case management services for homeless individuals.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Homeless Services to provide case management services to everyone assessed by either DHS or by an organization that contracts with the City, who is reasonably believed to be living on the street.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1903-2020 *Stephen T. Levin  Rental assistance eligibility requirements for street homeless individuals.IntroductionThis bill would set 30 days as the maximum time that the Department of Social Services/Human Resources Administration may require a street homeless applicant to have received case management services to be eligible for certain rental assistance programs.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1903-2020 *Stephen T. Levin  Rental assistance eligibility requirements for street homeless individuals.IntroductionThis bill would set 30 days as the maximum time that the Department of Social Services/Human Resources Administration may require a street homeless applicant to have received case management services to be eligible for certain rental assistance programs.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available