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This bill would require the Department of Housing Preservation and Development to report on housing lottery outcomes disaggregated by area median income, eligibility for a preference and demographics.

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Committee on Housing and Buildings
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Committee on Housing and Buildings
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City Council
Referred to Comm by Council
City Council
Introduced by Council

Int. No. 564

 

By Council Members Treyger, Perkins and Ayala

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to reporting on housing lottery outcomes

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                     Section 1. Title 26 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new chapter 14 to read as follows:

CHAPTER 14

AFFORDABLE HOUSING PLACEMENTS

 

                     § 26-1401 Definitions.

                     § 26-1402 Report.

                     

                     § 26-1401 Definitions. For the purposes of this chapter:   

                     Area median income. The term “area median income” means the median income for households in the city or in the metropolitan area that includes the city.

Department. The term “department” means the department of housing preservation and development.

Extremely low income household. The term “extremely low income household” means households who have an income of no more than 30 percent of the area median income, adjusted for the size of the household.

Low income household. The term “low income unit” means households who have an income of more than 50 percent of the area median income but no more than 80 percent of the area median income, adjusted for the size of the household.

Moderate income household. The term “moderate income household” means households who have an income of more than 80 percent of the area median income but no more than 165 percent of the area median income, adjusted for the size of the household.

Very low income household. The term “very low income household” means households who have an income of more than 30 percent of the area median income but no more than 50 percent of the area median income, adjusted for the size of the household.

§ 26-1402 Report. a. By no later than December 1 of each year, the department shall submit to the mayor and the council, and publicly post on its website, a report on lotteries for affordable housing that are administered by or on behalf of the department, containing at a minimum, for each such lottery that was completed during the previous fiscal year, the number of applications received, the number of applicants selected, the number of applicants selected and subsequently rejected, the number of applicants offered a position on a waiting list for affordable housing and the number of applicants offered affordable housing disaggregated by:

1. Applicants who are extremely low income households;

2. Applicants who are very low income households;

3. Applicants who are low income households;

4. Applicants who are moderate income households;

5. Applicant demographic information, where provided; and

6. Applicants who qualified for a preference for such lottery, disaggregated by type of preference.

b. In each report required by subdivision a of this section, the department shall set forth (i) the area median income used in compiling such report, disaggregated by household size and (ii) if such area median income is, for any household size, different than the area median income established by the United States department of housing and urban development for the fiscal year preceding the report, the department’s rationale for not using the area median income established by the United States department of housing and urban development.

                     § 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

LS 7542/ Int. 1776-2017

LS 445

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