Bill Text: NY A01444 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Provides that elderly and long-time residents of public housing shall not be subject to transfers based on family composition.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-15 - referred to housing [A01444 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A01444-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 15, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. D. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Housing
        AN ACT to amend the public housing law,  in  relation  to  limiting  the
          right  of  the New York city housing authority to transfer elderly and
          long-time residents from their housing accommodations
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1. Subdivision 6 of section 402 of the public housing law, as
     2  added by chapter 970 of the laws of 1968, is amended to read as follows:
     3    6. In addition to all other powers granted by this  chapter,  the  New
     4  York  city  housing  authority shall have the power to act as and be and
     5  become a "developer", as that term is defined  in  subdivision  nine  of
     6  section four hundred fifty-two of the education law, of a combined occu-
     7  pancy  structure, as defined in subdivision five of section four hundred
     8  fifty-two of such law, which consists of a project, as defined  in  this
     9  chapter,  as well as of school accommodations or other facilities of the
    10  board of education of the city of New York, and  to  be  and  become  an
    11  "owner",  as  that  term  is defined in subdivision fifteen-a of section
    12  four hundred fifty-two of the education law, of the non-school  portion,
    13  consisting  of  a  project  as defined in this chapter, of such combined
    14  occupancy structure; and to do all things  necessary  or  convenient  to
    15  carry out such powers, including (a) construction of such combined occu-
    16  pancy  structure as a developer pursuant to the provisions of this chap-
    17  ter and article ten of the education law, and conveyance or lease of the
    18  school portion thereof, and (b) as an owner, making  and  entering  into
    19  contracts  for  acquisition,  lease, sublease or other agreements for or
    20  with respect to the non-school  portion,  consisting  of  a  project  as
    21  defined  in  this  chapter, pursuant to the provisions of article ten of
    22  the education law, and acquiring the same by transfer or  conveyance  to
    23  it  of  the  fee  title,  or of possession under such lease, sublease or
    24  other agreement.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

        A. 1444                             2
     1    Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, any resident lease  agreement
     2  entered  into  by  the  New  York  city  housing authority, containing a
     3  "transfer to appropriate size apartment" provision,  or  such  provision
     4  having  substantially the same effect, shall not apply where a member of
     5  the  household lawfully occupying the housing accommodation is sixty-two
     6  years of age or older, or has been a tenant in the housing accommodation
     7  in that building for twenty years or more.
     8    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.