The proposed bill would require the Department of Homeless Services to submit to the Speaker of the Council and post online, a report regarding the number of resident transfers in shelter made with 72 hours or less notice disaggregated by the reason for the transfer.
Int. No. 884
By Council Members Espinal and Koslowitz
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of homeless services to report on short notice resident transfers in shelter
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Chapter 3 of title 21 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 21-322 to read as follows:
§ 21-322 Reporting short notice resident transfers in shelter. a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the term “shelter” means a building, or individual units within a building, being utilized by the department or a provider under contract or similar agreement with the department to provide temporary emergency housing.
b. Not later than January 1, 2019, and no later than the first day of each month thereafter, the department shall submit to the speaker of the council and post online a report including but not limited to, the total number of homeless families and homeless individuals living in shelter who are transferred to a different shelter with 72 hours or less notice to such individuals and families, disaggregated by the reason for the transfer, including but not limited to, safety reasons or at the residents’ request.
§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.
LS #11441/Int. 1749/2017