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This bill would require the Department of Social Services (DSS)/Human Resources Administration (HRA), in conjunction with the Department of Homeless Services (DHS), to arrange for the distribution of IDNYC applications forms at shelter intake centers, drop-in centers, homeless shelters and HRA centers. The bill also requires a quarterly report to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council listing the specific shelter intake centers, drop-in centers, homeless shelters and HRA centers to which the IDNYC application forms were distributed, as well as the number of application forms distributed to each such facility.

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Int. No. 797

 

By Council Members Van Bramer, Levin and Brannan

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to distributing IDNYC application forms at shelter intake centers and HRA centers

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 21 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 21-142 to read as follows:

§ 21-142 Distribution of IDNYC applications. a. Definitions. For purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Drop-in center. The term “drop-in center” means any facility operated by the department of homeless services or by a provider under contract or similar agreement with the department of homeless services that provides hot meals, showers, laundry facilities, clothing, medical care, recreational space, employment referrals and housing placement services, but not overnight housing.

HRA center. The term “HRA center” means any facility operated by the department where individuals may apply for cash assistance, child support services, food assistance or health insurance.

IDNYC. The term “IDNYC” means the New York city identity card issued pursuant to section 3-115.

Intake center. The term “intake center” means any facility where individuals or families may apply for admission to a shelter.

Shelter. The term “shelter” means any facility operated by the department or the department of homeless services or by a provider under contract or similar agreement with the department or the department of homeless services that provides temporary emergency housing.

b. The department, in conjunction with the department of homeless services, shall arrange for the distribution of application forms for IDNYC at drop-in centers, HRA centers, intake centers and shelters.

c. Beginning October 1, 2018, and quarterly thereafter, the commissioner shall submit to the mayor and speaker of the council, no later than 30 days after the end of each quarter, a report listing the drop-in centers, HRA centers, intake centers and shelters to which application forms for IDNYC were distributed in the prior quarter, and the number of application forms for IDNYC distributed to each such drop-in center, HRA center, intake center and shelter.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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