Bill Text: NY A05714 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Requires social services districts to establish a homeless housing task force for purposes of developing a ten-year plan and guidelines to address long-term and short-term housing.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 8-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-14 - referred to social services [A05714 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A05714-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 14, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. TITUS, JAFFEE, PEOPLES-STOKES, AUBRY, CRESPO,
          COOK, L. ROSENTHAL -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of  A.  GLICK  --  read
          once and referred to the Committee on Social Services
        AN  ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to the creation by
          each social services district of a homeless housing task force
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1. The social services law is amended by adding a new section
     2  50-a to read as follows:
     3    § 50-a. Homeless housing task force. 1. Each social services  district
     4  in  the  state  shall  create a homeless housing task force to develop a
     5  ten-year homeless housing plan addressing short-term and long-term hous-
     6  ing for homeless persons. Such plan shall include guidelines  for  emer-
     7  gency  shelters;  short-term  housing; temporary encampments; supportive
     8  housing for chronically homeless persons; long-term  housing;  standards
     9  for  health  and safety; and public notice regarding location of facili-
    10  ties.
    11    2. Membership on the task force shall include representatives  of  the
    12  counties,  cities, towns, housing authorities, civil and faith organiza-
    13  tions,  schools,  community  networks,  human  services  providers,  law
    14  enforcement  personnel,  substance  abuse  treatment  providers,  mental
    15  health care providers,  emergency  health  care  providers,  businesses,
    16  at-large  representatives  of  the community, and a homeless or formerly
    17  homeless individual.
    18    3. Any plan and guidelines developed by  a  social  services  district
    19  homeless  housing task force shall be consistent with regulations appli-
    20  cable to projects promulgated pursuant to title one of this article.
    21    4. Each district homeless housing task force  shall  make  recommenda-
    22  tions based on the plan and guidelines regarding the allocation of funds
    23  received from any public or private source.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

        A. 5714                             2
     1    §  2.  Paragraphs  (c)  and  (d) of subdivision 2 of section 50 of the
     2  social services law, as amended by chapter 204 of the laws of 1998,  are
     3  amended and a new paragraph (e) is added to read as follows:
     4    (c)  a  description  of  the  manner  in which coordination with other
     5  federal, state, local and privately funded services  will  be  achieved;
     6  [and]
     7    (d)  a  description  of  how  the  services will be designed to assist
     8  households transition from a reliance on outside interventions and  move
     9  toward housing stability and economic self reliance[.]; and
    10    (e)  a  copy of the ten-year plan and guidelines developed by a social
    11  services district homeless task force established  pursuant  to  section
    12  fifty-a of this title.
    13    § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    14  it  shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amend-
    15  ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
    16  tation of this act on its effective date are authorized to be  made  and
    17  completed on or before such effective date.