senate Bill S508

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes study of housing programs for low and middle income families

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S508 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A616
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Private Housing Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§35, 96 & 123, Priv Hous Fin L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1309A, A1890
2009-2010: S2171, A9969

S508 - Summary

Authorizes the state division of housing and community renewal to study housing programs for low and middle income families, and provides for a moratorium on the voluntary dissolution of limited profit, limited dividend and redevelopment housing companies.

S508 - Sponsor Memo

S508 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   508

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. ESPAILLAT -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed  to be committed to the Committee on Housing, Construction and
  Community Development

AN ACT authorizing the New York state division of housing and  community
  renewal  to  study  state  and locally aided housing programs and make
  recommendations for the preservation, modernization, and  increase  in
  the  supply of such housing; to amend the private housing finance law,
  in relation to providing a moratorium on the voluntary dissolution  of
  limited  profit, limited dividend and redevelopment housing companies;
  and providing for the repeal of certain provisions upon the expiration
  thereof

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

  Section  1.  New  York state and its localities have invested for more
than a half century in the creation of low and middle income housing  to
benefit those most in need and to the general benefit of state and local
economies.  In  many  cases such housing has fallen into disrepair or is
being lost as affordable housing due to  statutory  provisions  allowing
owners  to  dissolve  housing  companies.  The unmet need for affordable
housing is presently greater than at any time in the state's history.  A
temporary moratorium on the dissolution of any housing company is neces-
sary for the New York state division of housing and community renewal to
complete its work and make recommendations.
  S  2.  The division of housing and community renewal shall undertake a
comprehensive study of the present status of state and locally aided low
and middle income housing programs and make recommendations with respect
to the preservation, modernization, and expansion of the number of hous-
ing units provided by such programs. Such recommendations shall include,
but not be limited to, methods that may be employed by state  and  local
governments  to  retain  and  expand the existing inventory of state and

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

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