S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
I N S E N A T E
May 15, 2014
Introduced by Sen. YOUNG -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Housing, Construction and
AN ACT to amend the public housing law, in relation to requiring the New
York city housing authority to provide senior citizen tenants with
adequate notice of meeting prior to termination
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The public housing law is amended by adding a new section
402-c to read as follows:
S 402-C. NOTICE OF MEETING PRIOR TO TERMINATION OF TENANCY. THE NEW
YORK CITY HOUSING AUTHORITY, WHENEVER IT SERVES A NOTICE OF TERMINATION
OF TENANCY ON A HOUSEHOLD HAVING A LEGAL OCCUPANT OF RECORD OVER THE AGE
OF SIXTY-TWO YEARS, SHALL INCLUDE WITH SUCH NOTICE A NOTIFICATION THAT
THE TENANT OR TENANTS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET WITH AN APPROPRIATE
PROJECT MANAGER OR AGENT THEREOF TO DISCUSS THE TERMINATION OF TENANCY.
A PROJECT MANAGER OF THE NEW YORK CITY HOUSING AUTHORITY OR AN AGENT
THEREOF SHALL ATTEMPT TO SCHEDULE A MEETING WITH THE TENANT OR TENANTS
WITHIN SEVEN DAYS AFTER THE NOTICE OF TERMINATION OF TENANCY IS SERVED.
NONE OF THE FOREGOING PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO
CREATE ANY DEFENSE BY SUCH TENANT OR TENANTS TO SUCH TERMINATION IN
ADDITION TO THOSE OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY LAW.
S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.