Bill Text: NY S03767 | 2017-2018 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Requires the New York city housing authority, in reviewing applicants, to grant homeless domestic violence victims the same preference as granted the homeless.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 6-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2018-06-20 - COMMITTED TO RULES [S03767 Detail]

Download: New_York-2017-S03767-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 26, 2017
        Introduced  by  Sens. KLEIN, ALCANTARA, AVELLA -- read twice and ordered
          printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Housing,
          Construction and Community Development
        AN ACT to amend the public housing law, in relation to  preferences  and
          priorities for prospective public housing and section 8 tenants in the
          city of New York
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Paragraph (e) of subdivision 3  of  section  402-b  of  the
     2  public  housing  law,  as  added  by  chapter  3 of the laws of 2010, is
     3  amended to read as follows:
     4    (e) All prospective public housing and  Section  8  tenants  shall  be
     5  selected  from  a waiting list which shall be maintained by the New York
     6  city housing authority in compliance with the federal public housing and
     7  Section 8 laws and all applicable rules and regulations.  The  New  York
     8  city  housing  authority  and each respective project owner shall screen
     9  tenants and jointly have final approval over  tenant  selection  all  in
    10  accordance with aforementioned laws, rules and regulations. All prospec-
    11  tive  public housing tenants shall be taken from the waiting list in the
    12  order in which they applied  for  the  size  appropriate  unit,  subject
    13  however  to preferences and priorities provided for in [the public hous-
    14  ing  law]  this  chapter  and  all  applicable  rules  and  regulations;
    15  provided, however that, any priority or preference offered to applicants
    16  based  on  their residence in a city owned, operated or contracted home-
    17  less shelter must also be offered equitably  and  evenly  to  applicants
    18  residing in a city owned, operated or contracted domestic violence shel-
    19  ter or in a domestic violence shelter licensed by the office of children
    20  and family services.
    21    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.