senate Bill S4394

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides housing subsidies for victims of domestic violence

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to social services
Mar 26, 2013 referred to social services

S4394 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1725
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง131-bb, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A9269
2009-2010: A6106

S4394 - Summary

Authorizes the payment of housing subsidies in the amount of seventy percent of the rental cost of the dwelling unit or the median housing rental cost for the county, whichever is lower, to certain victims of domestic violence.

S4394 - Sponsor Memo

S4394 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4394

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 26, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Social Services

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to  housing  subsi-
  dies for victims of domestic violence

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The social services law is amended by adding a new  section
131-bb to read as follows:
  S 131-BB. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOUSING SUBSIDIES.  1. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY
INCONSISTENT  PROVISION  OF  LAW,  EVERY  SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT SHALL
OFFER AND PROVIDE HOUSING SUBSIDIES TO VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
  2. VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHALL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A SUBSIDY IN THE
AMOUNT OF SEVENTY PERCENT OF THE RENTAL COST OF THE DWELLING UNIT OR THE
MEDIAN HOUSING RENTAL COST FOR THE COUNTY, WHICHEVER  IS  LOWER.    SUCH
HOUSING SUBSIDY SHALL BE USED FOR RENTAL PAYMENTS FOR SUCH DWELLING UNIT
AND  SHALL  NOT BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR MORE THAN ONE YEAR. THE PREVAILING
COST OF RENT FOR AN AREA SHALL NOT EXCEED EIGHTY PERCENT OF THE COST FOR
THE REGION.
  3. A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHALL ONLY BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE  HOUS-
ING  SUBSIDY  AUTHORIZED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION IN THE EVENT THAT SUCH
PERSON:
  (A) IS A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AS DEFINED IN  ARTICLE  SIX-A  OF
THIS CHAPTER;
  (B) IS NOT OTHERWISE ELIGIBLE FOR SHELTER UNDER THIS ARTICLE OR IN THE
EVENT THAT SUCH SHELTER IS INAPPROPRIATE FOR SUCH PERSON;
  (C)  HAS  A  HOUSEHOLD INCOME OF LESS THAN TWELVE THOUSAND DOLLARS AND
ACCESSIBLE CASH RESOURCES OF LESS THAN ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS; AND
  (D) HAS BEEN CERTIFIED AS A DOMESTIC  VIOLENCE  VICTIM  BY  THE  LOCAL
SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT.
  4. VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHALL BE CERTIFIED BY THE LOCAL SOCIAL
SERVICES DISTRICT UPON A FINDING OF:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05702-01-3

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