senate Bill S8140A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes a COVID-19 emergency rental assistance program

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Housing, Construction And Community Development Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 01, 2020 print number 8140b
Jul 01, 2020 amend and recommit to housing, construction and community development
Mar 30, 2020 print number 8140a
Mar 30, 2020 amend and recommit to housing, construction and community development
Mar 29, 2020 referred to housing, construction and community development

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S8140 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Housing, Construction And Community Development
Law Section:
Public Housing Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 14 §§600 - 609, Pub Hous L

S8140 - Summary

Establishes a COVID-19 emergency rental assistance program; implements a program of rental assistance in the form of emergency vouchers for eligible individuals or families; defines terms.

S8140 - Sponsor Memo

S8140 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8140

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 29, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. KAVANAGH, BAILEY, BIAGGI, GOUNARDES, HARCKHAM, HOYL-
  MAN,  JACKSON,  LIU,  MAYER,  MYRIE, PARKER, PERSAUD, RIVERA, SALAZAR,
  SAVINO, SEPULVEDA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when  printed
  to be committed to the Committee on Housing, Construction and Communi-
  ty Development

AN  ACT  to  amend the public housing law, in relation to establishing a
  COVID-19 emergency rental assistance program

  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 article
14 to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE XIV
              COVID-19 EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
SECTION 600. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS.
        601. DEFINITIONS.
        602. AUTHORITY TO IMPLEMENT EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE.
        603. ELIGIBILITY.
        604. PAYMENT OF EMERGENCY VOUCHERS.
        605. RENTAL OBLIGATION.
        606. ASSISTANCE PAYMENT.
        607. VERIFICATION OF INCOME AND ASSETS.
        608. DIVISION OF A RECIPIENT FAMILY.
        609. FAIR HOUSING OBLIGATIONS.
  § 600. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS. THE LEGISLATURE FINDS THAT IT IS  IN  THE
PUBLIC  INTEREST AND AN OBLIGATION OF GOVERNMENT TO ENSURE THAT INDIVID-
UALS AND FAMILIES ARE NOT  RENDERED  HOMELESS  OR  SEVERELY  FINANCIALLY
BURDENED  BECAUSE  OF  AN INABILITY TO PAY THE COST OF HOUSING AND OTHER
NECESSITIES DUE TO LOSS OF INCOME RELATED TO THE WIDESPREAD OUTBREAK  OF
THE  CORONAVIRUS  COMMONLY  KNOWN  AS  COVID-19. THE LEGISLATURE FURTHER
FINDS THAT PROVIDING FUNDING FOR INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES  TO  PAY  RENT
THAT  THEY  WOULD  OTHERWISE  HAVE  DIFFICULTY  PAYING  WILL PROMOTE THE
STABILITY AND PROPER MAINTENANCE OF THE HOUSING STOCK AND ASSIST  COMMU-
NITIES IN RECOVERING FROM THE ADVERSE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF THE
COVID-19 OUTBREAK.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

Co-Sponsors

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S8140A - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Housing, Construction And Community Development
Law Section:
Public Housing Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 14 §§600 - 609, Pub Hous L

S8140A - Summary

Establishes a COVID-19 emergency rental assistance program; implements a program of rental assistance in the form of emergency vouchers for eligible individuals or families; defines terms.

S8140A - Sponsor Memo

S8140A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8140--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 29, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. KAVANAGH, BAILEY, BIAGGI, GOUNARDES, HARCKHAM, HOYL-
  MAN,  JACKSON,  KAMINSKY,  LIU,  MAY,  MAYER,  MYRIE, PARKER, PERSAUD,
  RIVERA, SALAZAR, SAVINO, SEPULVEDA, SERRANO -- read twice and  ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Housing,
  Construction  and  Community Development -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

AN  ACT  to  amend the public housing law, in relation to establishing a
  COVID-19 emergency rental assistance program

  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 article
14 to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE XIV
              COVID-19 EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
SECTION 600. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS.
        601. DEFINITIONS.
        602. AUTHORITY TO IMPLEMENT EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE.
        603. ELIGIBILITY.
        604. PAYMENT OF EMERGENCY VOUCHERS.
        605. RENTAL OBLIGATION.
        606. ASSISTANCE PAYMENT.
        607. VERIFICATION OF INCOME AND ASSETS.
        608. DIVISION OF A RECIPIENT FAMILY.
        609. FAIR HOUSING OBLIGATIONS.
  § 600. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS. THE LEGISLATURE FINDS THAT IT IS  IN  THE
PUBLIC  INTEREST AND AN OBLIGATION OF GOVERNMENT TO ENSURE THAT INDIVID-
UALS AND FAMILIES ARE NOT  RENDERED  HOMELESS  OR  SEVERELY  FINANCIALLY
BURDENED  BECAUSE  OF  AN INABILITY TO PAY THE COST OF HOUSING AND OTHER
NECESSITIES DUE TO LOSS OF INCOME RELATED TO THE WIDESPREAD OUTBREAK  OF
THE  CORONAVIRUS  COMMONLY  KNOWN  AS  COVID-19. THE LEGISLATURE FURTHER
FINDS THAT PROVIDING FUNDING FOR INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES  TO  PAY  RENT
THAT  THEY  WOULD  OTHERWISE  HAVE  DIFFICULTY  PAYING  WILL PROMOTE THE
STABILITY AND PROPER MAINTENANCE OF THE HOUSING STOCK AND ASSIST  COMMU-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

Co-Sponsors

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S8140B (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Housing, Construction And Community Development
Law Section:
Public Housing Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 14 §§600 - 609, Pub Hous L

S8140B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a COVID-19 emergency rental assistance program; implements a program of rental assistance in the form of emergency vouchers for eligible individuals or families; defines terms.

S8140B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8140B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8140--B

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 29, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. KAVANAGH, ADDABBO, BAILEY, BENJAMIN, BIAGGI, BROOKS,
  CARLUCCI,  GAUGHRAN,  GOUNARDES, HARCKHAM, HOYLMAN, JACKSON, KAMINSKY,
  KAPLAN, KRUEGER, LIU, MAY, MAYER,  METZGER,  MYRIE,  PARKER,  PERSAUD,
  RAMOS, RIVERA, SALAZAR, SAVINO, SEPULVEDA, SERRANO, SKOUFIS, STAVISKY,
  THOMAS  --  read  twice  and  ordered  printed, and when printed to be
  committed to the Committee  on  Housing,  Construction  and  Community
  Development  --  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted
  as amended and recommitted to said committee -- committee  discharged,
  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
  committee

AN ACT to amend the public housing law, in relation  to  establishing  a
  COVID-19 emergency rental assistance program

  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  article
14 to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE XIV
              COVID-19 EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
SECTION 600. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS.
        601. DEFINITIONS.
        602. AUTHORITY TO IMPLEMENT EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE.
        603. ELIGIBILITY.
        604. PAYMENT OF EMERGENCY VOUCHERS.
        605. RENTAL OBLIGATION.
        606. ASSISTANCE PAYMENT.
        607. VERIFICATION OF INCOME AND ASSETS.
        608. HOUSING ASSISTANCE PAYMENT CONTRACTS FOR UNITS NEWLY RENTED
               FOR HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES.
        609. INSPECTION  OF  UNITS NEWLY RENTED FOR HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS
               AND FAMILIES.
        610. HOUSING OBLIGATIONS.
        611. REPORTS BY THE COMMISSIONER.
  § 600. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS. THE LEGISLATURE FINDS THAT IT IS  IN  THE
PUBLIC  INTEREST TO ENSURE THAT NEW YORKERS ARE NOT RENDERED HOMELESS OR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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