Provides a unified funding point advantage for developers creating housing units that provide certain affordable housing which is intended for and dedicated to municipal workers who currently reside in shelters or homeless persons programs.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public housing law, in relation to providing a unified funding point advantage for developers creating housing units that provide certain affordable housing
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This bill provides a unified funding score point advantage for developers creating housing units that provide affordable housing for municipal workers who currently reside in shelters or homeless persons programs.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 amends the public housing law by adding a new section, 22-a, which provides a unified funding point advantage for certain developers.
Section 2 provides that effective immediately, the addition amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective date are authorized and directed to be made and completed on or before such dates.
Currently a substantial number of municipal workers with earnings from 30 to 50 percent of the New York City-Area Median Income (NYC-AMI) find themselves residing in shelters because of lack of affordable housing. Mostly female, they are engaged in a variety of low-wage jobs such as security guards, home health aides and office support staff members.
Rules of shelters are such that municipal workers are unable to undertake additional jobs because of curfew hours. Such restrictive curfew hours, on workers who serve the city, are especially pervasive given their duties and great impact on our cities. Municipal workers must juggle between the demands of two worlds; at work they are present with great deals of adult responsibility, while in the shelter they must obey pervasive rules such as these curfews hour.
Giving the difficulties that are present to escape homeless shelters, even for those with jobs, this bill would help provide municipal workers the opportunity to live in affordable and flexible housing environments, by granting developers who provide the affordable housing a unified point advantage.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
This is a new bill.
This shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7512 IN SENATE May 15, 2014 ___________Introduced by Sen. PARKER -- 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 providing a unified funding point advantage for developers creating housing units that provide certain affordable housing 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 22-a to read as follows: S 22-A. UNIFIED FUNDING POINT ADVANTAGE. ANY DEVELOPER WHICH CREATES AN ELIGIBLE LOW-INCOME BUILDING PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION FIVE OF SECTION TWENTY-ONE OF THIS ARTICLE WHICH IS INTENDED FOR AND DEDICATED TO MUNIC- IPAL WORKERS WHO CURRENTLY RESIDE IN SHELTERS OR HOMELESS PERSONS PROGRAMS, SHALL BE GRANTED A UNIFIED FUNDING POINT ADVANTAGE. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effec- tive date are authorized and directed to be made and completed on or before such effective date.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD15218-01-4