assembly Bill A5988

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to imposing a fee on landlords who have residential dwelling units which remain vacant for an extended period of time

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to housing
Mar 04, 2021 referred to housing

A5988 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Public Housing Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §14, Pub Hous L; add §99-ii, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:

A5988 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Imposes a fee on landlords who have residential dwelling units which remain vacant for a period greater than three months and deposits such fee into a fund to provide housing vouchers for homeless individuals.

A5988 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
                               March 4, 2021
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Housing
 AN ACT in relation to enacting the End Warehousing act of 2021;  and  to
   amend the public housing law and the state finance law, in relation to
   establishing  a database of affordable vacant dwelling units and allo-
   cating such units

   Section  1.  The End Warehousing act of 2021 is hereby enacted to read
 as follows:
                        END WAREHOUSING ACT OF 2021
 Section 1. Short title.
         2. Legislative findings.
         3. Housing emergency.
         4. Database of vacant affordable apartments.
         5. Tax abatements.
         6. Allocation of vacant apartments.
         7. Compensation of owners for allocation.
   Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
 the "End Warehousing act of 2021".
   §  2.  Legislative findings. The legislature hereby finds and declares
 that a serious housing and health emergency continues to  exist  in  the
 state  of New York with over ninety thousand homeless individuals on any
 given night. As  recognized  by  the  federal  government,  homelessness
 during  the  COVID-19  pandemic  makes  this issue a health emergency as
 well; thus, it is necessary to expeditiously provide housing for as many
 homeless individuals as possible.
   The legislature further  finds  that  there  are  thousands  of  empty
 affordable  apartments  in  the  state of New York not being offered for
 rent. Therefore, this End Warehousing act  of  2021  requires  that  the
 state:  declare  a  housing  and  health emergency; create a database of
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.