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Meeting Name: Committee on General Welfare Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 9/15/2021 12:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: REMOTE HEARING (VIRTUAL ROOM 3)
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Int 0149-2018 *Stephen T. Levin  Updating the report on utilization of and applications for multi-agency emergency housing assistance.IntroductionLocal Law 37 of 2011 requires a monthly report on emergency housing assistance usage. This bill would require that report to be updated to include a cover page that would list the total number of the all individuals utilizing emergency housing in the City and the total number of families with children, adult families, single men, and single women utilizing temporary emergency housing. The bill would also require the report to be posted on homepage of the Mayor’s Office of Operations’ website and the Open Data web portal in a machine-readable format.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0149-2018 *Stephen T. Levin  Updating the report on utilization of and applications for multi-agency emergency housing assistance.IntroductionLocal Law 37 of 2011 requires a monthly report on emergency housing assistance usage. This bill would require that report to be updated to include a cover page that would list the total number of the all individuals utilizing emergency housing in the City and the total number of families with children, adult families, single men, and single women utilizing temporary emergency housing. The bill would also require the report to be posted on homepage of the Mayor’s Office of Operations’ website and the Open Data web portal in a machine-readable format.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1641-2019 *Stephen T. Levin  Maximizing efficiency at department of social services/human resources administration centers.IntroductionThis bill would require all job centers and SNAP centers to have an expediter on site at all times in which clients are being served or waiting to be served. Expediters would be tasked with checking-in clients, performing a preliminary review of clients’ documents to ensure clients have all necessary documents, and directing clients to the appropriate line or waiting area. This bill would also require all such centers to be equipped with digital displays and an audio amplifier. This bill would also implement a queue management system at every job center and SNAP center. Such system shall allow clients to check-in for each particular service. The system will inform clients how many clients are ahead of them in the queue and the approximate time that they may expect to be called to begin an appointment for each service.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1641-2019 *Stephen T. Levin  Maximizing efficiency at department of social services/human resources administration centers.IntroductionThis bill would require all job centers and SNAP centers to have an expediter on site at all times in which clients are being served or waiting to be served. Expediters would be tasked with checking-in clients, performing a preliminary review of clients’ documents to ensure clients have all necessary documents, and directing clients to the appropriate line or waiting area. This bill would also require all such centers to be equipped with digital displays and an audio amplifier. This bill would also implement a queue management system at every job center and SNAP center. Such system shall allow clients to check-in for each particular service. The system will inform clients how many clients are ahead of them in the queue and the approximate time that they may expect to be called to begin an appointment for each service.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1642-2019 *Stephen T. Levin  Requiring the mayor’s office of operations to report on the exits from city-administered facilities and the financings, starts and completions of permanent housing for those exiting city-administered facilities.IntroductionThis bill would require the Mayor’s Office of Operations to report on the exits from City-administered facilities, defined to include Department of Youth and Community Development, Department of Homeless Services, Department of Housing Preservation and Development and Human Resources Administration facilities. The report would be broken down by type of exit—supportive housing, City-financed homeless set-aside units, other affordable housing (defined as 421-a housing, Housing New York housing, City Mandatory Inclusionary Housing and New York City Housing Authority public housing and other housing), private rental market apartments with and without a rental subsidy, transitional housing, made own arrangements, or other. It would also require the Mayor’s Office of Operations to report on the financings, starts and completions of permanent housing for those exiting City-administered facilities. In addition, this bill would make related technical amendments.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1642-2019 *Stephen T. Levin  Requiring the mayor’s office of operations to report on the exits from city-administered facilities and the financings, starts and completions of permanent housing for those exiting city-administered facilities.IntroductionThis bill would require the Mayor’s Office of Operations to report on the exits from City-administered facilities, defined to include Department of Youth and Community Development, Department of Homeless Services, Department of Housing Preservation and Development and Human Resources Administration facilities. The report would be broken down by type of exit—supportive housing, City-financed homeless set-aside units, other affordable housing (defined as 421-a housing, Housing New York housing, City Mandatory Inclusionary Housing and New York City Housing Authority public housing and other housing), private rental market apartments with and without a rental subsidy, transitional housing, made own arrangements, or other. It would also require the Mayor’s Office of Operations to report on the financings, starts and completions of permanent housing for those exiting City-administered facilities. In addition, this bill would make related technical amendments.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1794-2019 *Alicka Ampry-Samuel   De-escalation and trauma-informed training for dept of homeless services employees.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Homeless Services (“DHS”) to conduct trainings on techniques to improve professionalism, increase cultural sensitivity, de-escalate conflict and use trauma-informed theory for all DHS employees and contractors providing services to the public. DHS would be required to report annually on the number of individuals who have received such training. The first report would be due on January 31, 2021.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1794-2019 *Alicka Ampry-Samuel   De-escalation and trauma-informed training for dept of homeless services employees.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Homeless Services (“DHS”) to conduct trainings on techniques to improve professionalism, increase cultural sensitivity, de-escalate conflict and use trauma-informed theory for all DHS employees and contractors providing services to the public. DHS would be required to report annually on the number of individuals who have received such training. The first report would be due on January 31, 2021.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2081-2020 *Francisco P. Moya  Enhancing the application for and the transparency of the one-shot deal program.IntroductionThis bill would require the Commissioner of Social Services to improve the one-shot deal program. It would obligate the Commissioner to post information on one-shot deal rental arrears grants on the Human Resources Administration website and to update one-shot deal applications. It would also require the Commissioner to improve the administration of one-shot deals in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and conduct outreach on the program. The bill would also require the Commissioner to report monthly on the administration and utilization of one-shot deals.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2081-2020 *Francisco P. Moya  Enhancing the application for and the transparency of the one-shot deal program.IntroductionThis bill would require the Commissioner of Social Services to improve the one-shot deal program. It would obligate the Commissioner to post information on one-shot deal rental arrears grants on the Human Resources Administration website and to update one-shot deal applications. It would also require the Commissioner to improve the administration of one-shot deals in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and conduct outreach on the program. The bill would also require the Commissioner to report monthly on the administration and utilization of one-shot deals.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available