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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to social services|
|Mar 26, 2013||referred to social services|
senate Bill S4394
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
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S4394 - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:S4394 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to housing subsidies for victims of domestic violence PURPOSE: This act intends to provide housing subsidies to victims of domestic violence. It is stated that some victims of domestic violence stay in an abusive situation because there is no possibility of finding housing. This would enable victims to leave an abusive situation because subsidies would be available to them. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: 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. Victims of domestic violence shall have a household income of less than twelve thousand dollars ($12,000) and accessible cash resources of less than one thousand dollars ($1,000). The commissioner of the office of children and family services shall
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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