senate Bill S8947

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to creating the Hurricane Maria temporary housing assistance program

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Jun 07, 2018 referred to rules

S8947 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A11201
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 2-A Title 3 §§47 & 47-a, Soc Serv L

S8947 - Summary

Relates to creating the Hurricane Maria temporary housing assistance program to provide individuals affected by Hurricane Maria with funding to cover a security deposit and first month's rent for new housing.

S8947 - Sponsor Memo

S8947 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8947

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 7, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. SEPULVEDA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN  ACT  to  amend  the social services law, in relation to creating the
  Hurricane Maria temporary housing assistance  program;  and  providing
  for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. Article 2-A of the social services law is amended by adding
a new title 3 to read as follows:
                                 TITLE 3
          HURRICANE MARIA TEMPORARY HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
SECTION 47. ESTABLISHMENT; DEFINITIONS.
        47-A. APPLICATION.
  § 47. ESTABLISHMENT; DEFINITIONS. 1. THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED UNDER
THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE COMMISSIONER  THE  HURRICANE  MARIA  TEMPORARY
HOUSING  ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, WHICH SHALL ASSIST QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS IN
RECEIVING AN EMERGENCY HOUSING DEPOSIT AND ONE  MONTH'S  RENTAL  ASSIST-
ANCE.
  2. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS TITLE:
  (I)  "QUALIFIED INDIVIDUAL" SHALL MEAN AN INDIVIDUAL RECEIVING ASSIST-
ANCE UNDER THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY'S TRANSITIONAL  SHEL-
TERING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AS A RESULT OF HURRICANE MARIA;
  (II)  "FUNDING"  SHALL  MEAN  A  SECURITY  DEPOSIT  UP TO ONE THOUSAND
DOLLARS AND ONE MONTH'S RENT UP TO ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS; AND
  (III) "QUALIFIED RESIDENCE" SHALL  MEAN  HOUSING  LOCATED  WITHIN  THE
STATE OF NEW YORK WITH A RENT OBLIGATION OF ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS OR LESS
PER MONTH.
  §  47-A.  APPLICATION.  1.  A  QUALIFIED INDIVIDUAL LOCATED WITHIN THE
STATE SHALL BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE FUNDING  FOR  A  QUALIFIED  RESIDENCE
FROM  THE  LOCAL  SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT IN WHICH SUCH QUALIFIED RESI-
DENCE IS LOCATED.
  2. WITHIN ONE YEAR OF RECEIPT OF SUCH FUNDING, SUCH QUALIFIED INDIVID-
UAL SHALL REIMBURSE SUCH LOCAL SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT FOR THE COST  OF

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

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