Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
2021-2022 Legislative Session
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Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee Assembly
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- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S7635 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
2021-S7635 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Relates to low or moderate income housing projects; allows local zoning boards of appeals to approve affordable housing developments; provides for an appeals process to the division of housing and community renewal; creates a state zoning board of appeals within the division to hear such appeals
2021-S7635 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7635 SPONSOR: MAY TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public housing law, in relation to low or moderate income housing projects PURPOSE: To improve housing choice by making it less difficult to build afforda- ble housing across New York State. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill amends the public housing law by adding a new section 14-a that streamlines applications for permits for low- or moderate-income housing developments and establishes an appeals process for low or moderate income housing denied by zoning board of appeals Section one creates and establishes the appeals process.
2021-S7635 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7635 I N S E N A T E January 5, 2022 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MAY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development AN ACT to amend the public housing law, in relation to low or moderate income housing projects 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 section 14-a to read as follows: § 14-A. LOW OR MODERATE INCOME HOUSING PROJECTS. 1. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOW- ING MEANINGS: (A) "LOW OR MODERATE INCOME HOUSING" MEANS ANY HOUSING SUBSIDIZED BY THE FEDERAL OR STATE GOVERNMENT UNDER ANY PROGRAM TO ASSIST THE CONSTRUCTION OF LOW OR MODERATE INCOME HOUSING AS DEFINED IN THE APPLI- CABLE FEDERAL OR STATE STATUTE, WHETHER BUILT OR OPERATED BY ANY PUBLIC AGENCY OR ANY NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION OR LIMITED DIVIDEND ORGANIZATION. FOR A HOUSING PROJECT TO QUALIFY AS "LOW OR MODERATE INCOME HOUSING", SUCH HOUSING PROJECT SHALL: (I) HAVE AT LEAST TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF SUCH HOUSING PROJECT'S UNITS BE AFFORDABLE TO HOUSEHOLDS WHO EARN NO MORE THAN EIGHTY PERCENT OF THE AREA MEDIAN INCOME; OR (II) FOR RENTAL HOUSING PROJECTS, HAVE AT LEAST TWENTY PERCENT OF SUCH HOUSING PROJECT'S UNITS AFFORDABLE TO HOUSEHOLDS EARNING BELOW FIFTY PERCENT OF THE AREA MEDIAN INCOME. (B) "UNECONOMIC" MEANS ANY CONDITION BROUGHT ABOUT BY ANY SINGLE FACTOR OR COMBINATION OF FACTORS TO THE EXTENT THAT IT MAKES IT SUBSTAN- TIALLY UNLIKELY FOR A PUBLIC AGENCY OR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION TO PROCEED IN BUILDING OR OPERATING LOW OR MODERATE INCOME HOUSING WITHOUT FINAN- CIAL LOSS, OR FOR A LIMITED DIVIDEND ORGANIZATION TO PROCEED AND STILL REALIZE A REASONABLE RETURN IN BUILDING OR OPERATING SUCH HOUSING WITHIN THE LIMITATIONS SET BY THE SUBSIDIZING AGENCY OF GOVERNMENT ON THE SIZE OR CHARACTER OF THE DEVELOPMENT OR ON THE AMOUNT OR NATURE OF THE SUBSI- DY OR ON THE TENANTS, RENTALS AND INCOME PERMISSIBLE, AND WITHOUT EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD13667-03-1
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