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This bill would require that the Department of Social Services submit to every council member and community board and post on its website quarterly reports on the number of shelters, supportive housing, including both single-site supportive housing and scattered-site, and cluster sites. The total number of shelters, supportive housing facilities and cluster sites would be disaggregated by council district and community board.

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Int. No. 915

 

By Council Members Salamanca, Deutsch, King, Moya, Rivera, Koo, Ampry-Samuel, Brannan, Chin, Constantinides, Diaz, Dromm, Holden, Gjonaj, Torres, Cabrera, Richards, Espinal, Koslowitz, Cumbo, Grodenchik, Gibson, Adams, Ayala, Borelli and Ulrich

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of homeless services and human resources administration to post shelter, supportive housing and cluster site data

 

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 a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Cluster site. The term “cluster site” means an individual housing unit, which is being utilized as shelter for a homeless family, within a private building.

Scattered-site supportive housing unit. The term “scattered-site supportive housing unit” means a unit of affordable, permanent housing with support services for residents provided by the department or a provider under contract or similar agreement with the department, in an apartment building designated for specific populations.

Shelter. The term “shelter” means temporary emergency housing provided to homeless adults, adult families, and families with children by the department or a provider under contract or similar agreement with the department.

Single-site supportive housing facility. The term “single-site supportive housing facility” means affordable, permanent housing with support services provided by the department or a provider under contract or similar agreement with the department, where each individual or family has private living quarters and may share kitchens and/or common recreational rooms or other facilities.  

b. The department shall submit to every council member and community board and post on its website quarterly reports on the number of shelters, single-site supportive housing facilities, scattered-site supportive housing units, and cluster sites in each council district and community board. The first such report shall be due 30 days following the end of the calendar quarter covering October 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018, and all subsequent reports shall be due 30 days following the last day of each succeeding calendar quarter. Such report shall include, but not be limited to the following information:

1. The total number of shelters, disaggregated by community board and council district;

2. The total number of single-site supportive housing facilities, disaggregated by community board and council district;

3. The total number of scattered-site supportive housing units, disaggregated by community board and council district;

4. The total number of cluster sites, disaggregated by community board and council district.

§ 2. This local law shall take effect immediately.

 

 

 

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