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Meeting Name: Committee on Civil and Human Rights Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 9/15/2020 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: - REMOTE HEARING (VIRTUAL ROOM 2) -
Jointly with the Committee on General Welfare
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T2020-6580 *   Oversight - Rental Assistance and Source of Income Discrimination.Oversight Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
T2020-6580 *   Oversight - Rental Assistance and Source of Income Discrimination.Oversight Filed, by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0146-2018 *Stephen T. Levin  Rental assistance vouchers.IntroductionThe bill would require that any individuals or families receiving rental assistance vouchers established by the Department of Social Services, such as the current LINC, CityFEPS and SEPS vouchers, would continue to receive the assistance so long as the household continues to meet any other eligibility requirements. The bill would also require that the maximum rent toward which rental assistance vouchers may be applied annually increases at the same rate as the fair market rents set by the United States Department of Housing Preservation and Development. The requirements set by the bill would be subject to appropriation.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0146-2018 *Stephen T. Levin  Rental assistance vouchers.IntroductionThe bill would require that any individuals or families receiving rental assistance vouchers established by the Department of Social Services, such as the current LINC, CityFEPS and SEPS vouchers, would continue to receive the assistance so long as the household continues to meet any other eligibility requirements. The bill would also require that the maximum rent toward which rental assistance vouchers may be applied annually increases at the same rate as the fair market rents set by the United States Department of Housing Preservation and Development. The requirements set by the bill would be subject to appropriation.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1020-2018 *Alicka Ampry-Samuel   Requiring the Dept of Homeless Services and the Human Resources Administration to track and report certain data regarding rental assistance programs.IntroductionThis bill would require that Department of Homeless Services and the Human Resources Administration track and report certain data regarding rental assistance programs, including outcomes of the Family Homelessness & Eviction Prevention Supplement (FHEPS) and any future rental assistance program created for New York City residents.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1020-2018 *Alicka Ampry-Samuel   Requiring the Dept of Homeless Services and the Human Resources Administration to track and report certain data regarding rental assistance programs.IntroductionThis bill would require that Department of Homeless Services and the Human Resources Administration track and report certain data regarding rental assistance programs, including outcomes of the Family Homelessness & Eviction Prevention Supplement (FHEPS) and any future rental assistance program created for New York City residents.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1339-2019 *Diana Ayala   Providing information about lawful source of income discrimination to applicants for the city fighting homelessness and eviction prevention supplement program.IntroductionThis bill would require the New York City Department of Social Services (DSS) to arrange for the provision of a written notice to CityFHEPS rental assistance program applicants with administration about source of income discrimination at the time an applicant receives a shopping letter from DSS. The notice would provide information about protections under the New York City Human Rights Law related to discrimination on the basis of a person’s lawful source of income.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1339-2019 *Diana Ayala   Providing information about lawful source of income discrimination to applicants for the city fighting homelessness and eviction prevention supplement program.IntroductionThis bill would require the New York City Department of Social Services (DSS) to arrange for the provision of a written notice to CityFHEPS rental assistance program applicants with administration about source of income discrimination at the time an applicant receives a shopping letter from DSS. The notice would provide information about protections under the New York City Human Rights Law related to discrimination on the basis of a person’s lawful source of income.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2018-2020 *Helen K. Rosenthal  Requiring the dept of social services to provide domestic violence services at all shelters.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Homeless Services (“DHS”) to provide services to domestic violence survivors in all DHS shelters. Services would be coordinated by a social worker.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2018-2020 *Helen K. Rosenthal  Requiring the dept of social services to provide domestic violence services at all shelters.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Homeless Services (“DHS”) to provide services to domestic violence survivors in all DHS shelters. Services would be coordinated by a social worker.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2047-2020 *Stephen T. Levin  Prohibiting housing discrimination on the basis of arrest or criminal record.IntroductionThis bill would prohibit housing discrimination in rentals, leases, subleases, or occupancy agreements in New York City, on the basis of arrest or criminal record. Landlords and real estate brokers would be prohibited from inquiring about criminal record information at any stage in the process.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2047-2020 *Stephen T. Levin  Prohibiting housing discrimination on the basis of arrest or criminal record.IntroductionThis bill would prohibit housing discrimination in rentals, leases, subleases, or occupancy agreements in New York City, on the basis of arrest or criminal record. Landlords and real estate brokers would be prohibited from inquiring about criminal record information at any stage in the process.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2080-2020 *Stephen T. Levin PreconsideredOnline access to rental assistance program application status.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Social Services (DSS) to provide more information about its rental assistance program, CityFHEPS, online. Specifically, DSS would be required make the status of an application or renewal request available to applicants online. DSS would be required to execute a contract to make online access available by June 30, 2021.Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 2080-2020 *Stephen T. Levin  Online access to rental assistance program application status.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Social Services (DSS) to provide more information about its rental assistance program, CityFHEPS, online. Specifically, DSS would be required make the status of an application or renewal request available to applicants online. DSS would be required to execute a contract to make online access available by June 30, 2021.P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 2082-2020 *Keith Powers  PreconsideredProhibition against discrimination in housing accommodations based on lawful source of income.IntroductionProhibitions against discrimination in housing accommodations based on lawful source of income currently do not apply to housing accommodations comprised of five or fewer units. This bill removes this exception, but maintains existing exceptions that apply to all types of discrimination in housing accommodations. This bill also clarifies the definition of “lawful source of income” to align more closely with State law and include all lawful income that low-income New Yorkers may receive, such as child support, alimony, and other types of housing assistance.Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 2082-2020 *Keith Powers   Prohibition against discrimination in housing accommodations based on lawful source of income.IntroductionProhibitions against discrimination in housing accommodations based on lawful source of income currently do not apply to housing accommodations comprised of five or fewer units. This bill removes this exception, but maintains existing exceptions that apply to all types of discrimination in housing accommodations. This bill also clarifies the definition of “lawful source of income” to align more closely with State law and include all lawful income that low-income New Yorkers may receive, such as child support, alimony, and other types of housing assistance.P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Not available
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