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Codified Title: 
Title 68: Human Resources Administration

Proposed Rules: Open to Comments

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Comment By: 
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Proposed Rules Content: 

Notice of Public Hearing and Opportunity to Comment on Proposed Rule

 

What are we proposing?  In May, the New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA) issued an emergency rule increasing the HRA burial allowance to $1700 and making other changes to the burial claims process.  HRA now proposes extending the $1700 allowance through the end of the calendar year and making the other provisions of the emergency rule permanent.  

When and where is the hearing?  The New York City Human Resources Administration will hold a public hearing on the proposed rule.  Due to COVID-19, the public hearing will take place remotely via WebEx on July 23 at 11:00AM.  Those wishing to attend the hearing may join by:

 

 

 

Phone:

Dial 646-992-2010.  When prompted, enter Meeting ID: 129 932 2460.

 Internet Video and Audio: 

Visit:  https://nyc-dss.webex.com/nyc-dss/j.php?MTID=m9d8c896bf57be4b442041325357a19bf 

When prompted, enter 

Meeting ID:    129 932 2460

Password:     Burials

How do I comment on the proposed rules?  Anyone can comment on the proposed rules by:

Website.  You can submit comments to HRA through the NYC rules website at http://rules.cityofnewyork.us.

Email.  You can email comments to NYCRules@hra.nyc.gov.   Please include “Burials” in the subject line.

Mail.  You can mail comments to:

 

HRA Rules

c/o Office of Legal Affairs

150 Greenwich Street, 38th Floor

New York, NY   10007

Please make clear that you are commenting on the Burial Claims rule.

 

Fax.  You can fax comments to 917-639-0413.  Please include “Burials” in the subject line.

Speaking at the hearing.  You may sign up to speak at the hearing by calling 929-221-7220 or emailing NYCRules@hra.nyc.gov on or before July 22.  Speakers will be called in the order that they signed up and will be able to speak for up to three minutes.

 

Is there a deadline to submit comments?  The deadline to submit comments is midnight on July 23.  Comments, including those sent by mail, must be received by HRA on or before July 23.

 What if I need assistance to participate in the hearing?

You must tell us if you need interpretation services for the hearing. You can tell us by email at NYCRules@HRA.nyc.gov. You may also tell us by telephone at 929-221-7220. Advance notice is requested to allow sufficient time to make arrangements. Please tell us by July 16.

Can I review the comments made on the proposed rules?  You can review the comments made online on the proposed rules by going to the website at http://rules.cityofnewyork.us/. Shortly after the hearing, copies of all comments submitted online, copies of all written comments, and a summary of oral comments concerning the proposed rule will be available to the public on HRA’s website.

 

What authorizes HRA to make this rule? Sections 603 and 1043 of the City Charter and Section 141 of the New York Social Services Law authorize HRA to make this proposed rule. 

Where can I find HRA’s rules?  HRA’s rules are in title 68 of the Rules of the City of New York.

Was the proposed rule included in HRA’S regulatory agenda?  This rule was not contemplated when HRA issued its most recent regulatory agenda.

What laws govern the rulemaking process?  HRA must meet the requirements of Section 1043 of the City Charter when creating or changing rules. This notice is made according to the requirements of Section 1043 of the City Charter.

 

 


 

Notice of Extension of Emergency Rule

 

Notice is further given, pursuant to New York City Charter Section 1043(i)(2), that the emergency rule issued on May 2, 2020 making certain changes to HRA’s burial claims program is hereby extended an additional sixty (60) days, to August 31, 2020.  The additional sixty (60) days are needed for HRA to adopt a final rule after completing the public comment and hearing process set forth in New York City Charter Section 1043(e). 

 

 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule

In order to address the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on New York City and the number of fatalities affecting the City’s most vulnerable and low-income populations in dire need of financial assistance to provide for respectful and solemn final disposition of their loved ones, the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Social Services / Human Resources Administration (DSS/HRA) issued an emergency rule concerning its Burial Claims program on May 2, 2020.

Under the City Administrative Procedure Act (CAPA), a rule adopted on an emergency basis remains in effect for 60 days unless the agency initiates a public notice and comment process for a “final” rule prior to the sixtieth day. Therefore, HRA is now initiating the notice and public comment process in order to extend or make permanent the various provisions of the emergency rule.

Currently, State law only provides for partial reimbursement of burial allowances up to $900. In other words, burial allowances of $900 or less are partially reimbursable by the State, but any amounts paid by local social services districts above $900 come entirely out of local funds. The emergency rule increased the available burial allowance from $900 to $1700. HRA proposes making the $1700 burial allowance available through December 31, 2020. The City will seek a legislative change that would provide for additional reimbursement from the State. Whether there is a legislative change may affect the amounts that the City determines to be practicable in the future. Additionally, HRA proposes making the rest of the provisions of the emergency rule permanent. Specifically, the HRA proposes making permanent the provisions of the emergency rule that do the following:

(1) Increase the expense cap from $1,700 to $3,400 and adds the costs charged by a funeral director associated with the disinterment of decedent remains from Hart Island to the items that will not count towards the total expense cap.

(2) Make clear that the requirement in the existing rule that applications must be made in-person is not being enforced at this time.

(3) Change the time within which a friend, relative or organizational friend of the decedent can file an application for a burial allowance, from 60 days from the date of death to 120 days from the date of death.

(4) Allow anyone who may qualify for an allowance for burial expenses to apply for such an allowance either prior to or following burial or cremation and suspends the requirement that DSS/HRA must respond to pre-burial or pre-cremation applications within two business days.

(5) Provide that the value of any resources or income that are not liquid or available at the time of the decedent’s death and not available at the time of application will not be deducted from the burial allowance in determining the amount that will be paid.

However, DSS/HRA will reserve the right to recover against such resource consistent with State law.

(6) With respect to veteran burials in particular, remove the prohibition on providing burial expenses pursuant to Section 2-09 of Title 68 for the burial of veterans in private cemeteries other than Calverton Cemetery. DSS/HRA’s authority for this proposed rule may be found in section 141 of the New York Social Services Law and sections 603 and 1043 of the New York City Charter. New text is underlined. Deleted text is [bracketed].

Subject: 

Proposed Rule - Changes to Burial Claims

Location: 
https://nyc-dss.webex.com/nyc-dss/j.php?MTID=m9d8c896bf57be4b442041325357a19bf
Meeting ID: 129 932 2460 Password: Burials / To join by phone: Dial 646-992-2010 and enter Meeting ID: 129 932 2460.
Contact: 

Phone: 929-221-7220 Fax: 917-639-0413 or email: NYCRules@hra.nyc.gov

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Rule

In order to implement the Mayor’s priority of preventing homelessness and moving households into stable housing, the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Social Services / Human Resources Administration (DSS/HRA) issues these amendments to the rule concerning the CityFHEPS rental assistance program.

The first amendment authorizes DSS/HRA to make additional payments, over and above the regular CityFHEPS rental assistance amounts, in certain regulated units where such payments are needed to make up the difference between the CityFHEPS maximum rent and the regulatory rent as set by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development ("HPD") or the New York City Housing Development Corporation (“HDC”). Specifically, additional payments are authorized where both of the following conditions are met: (1) a unit is subject to the HPD/HDC Marketing Handbook pursuant to a regulatory agreement or similar instrument; and (2) HPD and/or HDC is requiring or approving that such units be filled by homeless individuals or families instead of or subsequent to an affordable housing lottery. These additional payments were originally authorized by emergency rule issued on January 30, 2020. The emergency rule was prompted by the availability of more than 150 rent-regulated units, many under the State’s 421-a Affordability Option C program. Payments made under the emergency rule have already enabled many people to exit shelter and move into these units. Making these provisions permanent will enable these payments to continue for the individuals and families who have already moved out of shelter and will enable other individuals and families to move into units that meet the same criteria. These additional payments were originally authorized by emergency rule issued on January 30, 2020. The emergency rule was prompted by the availability of more than 150 rent-regulated units, many under the State’s 421-a Affordability Option C program. Payments made under the emergency rule have already enabled many people to exit shelter and move into these units. Making these provisions permanent will enable these payments to continue for the individuals and families who have already moved out of shelter and will enable other individuals and families to move into units that meet the same criteria.

The second amendment revises section 10-09(a) concerning midyear recalculations of the CityFHEPS rental assistance amount. That provision currently provides that the agency will recalculate the CityFHEPS rental assistance amount, at the household’s request, only where the household’s income has decreased prior to renewal. However, there are instances, including when a smaller household who was previously on cash assistance receives disability benefits, where a household may potentially benefit from a midyear recalculation when their income has increased midyear. The amended provision provides that, upon request, the agency will recalculate the CityFHEPS rental assistance payment prior to renewal whenever there is a change in income that would decrease the household’s client contribution.

HRA’s authority for this rule may be found in sections 34, 56, 61, 62, 77, and 131 of the New York Social Services Law and sections 603 and 1043 of the New York City Charter.

New material is underlined. Deleted text is [bracketed].

Effective Date: 
Fri, 05/29/2020

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Emergency Rule

In order to address the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on New York City and the number of fatalities affecting the City’s most vulnerable and low-income populations in dire need of financial assistance to provide for respectful and solemn final disposition of their loved ones, the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Social Services / Human Resources Administration (DSS/HRA) issues this emergency rule concerning its Burial Claims program.

Under subdivisions 3(a) and 5 of Social Services Law Section 141, the State will provide reimbursement to local social services districts for payments of up to $900 that the district makes towards the burial of indigent individuals, but only where the expense of such burial does not exceed an amount fixed by the district.

DSS/HRA’s current rule concerning burial claims, set forth in Chapter 2 of Title 68 of the Rules of the City of New York, which was last amended in 2008, sets the maximum allowance for burial and funeral expenses payable by DSS/HRA at $900 and provides that an allowance from DSS/HRA shall not be available where the total burial and funeral expenses (exclusive of the cost of cremation or the burial plot and grave opening) exceed $1700.[1]  The $900 maximum burial allowance and the $1700 expense cap apply to both veteran and non-veteran burials, but the rule sets forth a special process for certain veteran burials.

This emergency rule will enable additional families to arrange for private burials or cremations for their loved ones who have passed away during this pandemic, at rates adjusted to better

[1] In 2008, DSS/HRA increased the burial allowance payable by DSS/HRA from $800 to $900, and the burial expense cap from $1,400 to $1,700. Portions of the rule were amended to reflect this, but some references to the older amounts were erroneously left in sections 2-01 and 2-04 of the rule. 2 reflect current costs. Specifically, this emergency rule does the following with respect to both veteran and non-veteran burials until such time as the final rule is in place:

(1) Increases the maximum allowance for burial and funeral expenses payable by DSS/HRA from $900 to $1,700, with the City responsible for costs that are not otherwise reimbursed by New York State, [2] and provides that such allowance may be used towards expenses that are excluded from the cap, including cremations.

(2) Increases the expense cap from $1,700 to $3,400 and adds the costs charged by a funeral director associated with the disinterment of decedent remains from Hart Island to the items that will not count towards the total expense cap.

(3) Makes clear that the requirement in the existing rule that applications must be made inperson is not being enforced at this time.

(4) Changes the time within which a friend, relative or organizational friend of the decedent can file an application for a burial allowance, from 60 days from the date of death to 120 days from the date of death.

(5) Allows anyone who may qualify for an allowance for burial expenses to apply for such an allowance either prior to or following burial or cremation and suspends the requirement that DSS/HRA must respond to pre-burial or pre-cremation applications within two business days.

(6) Provides that the value of any resources or income that are not liquid or available at the time of the decedent’s death and not available at the time of application will not be deducted from the burial allowance in determining the amount the applicant will receive. However, DSS/HRA will reserve the right recover against such resource consistent with State law.

With respect to veteran burials in particular, the rule removes the prohibition on providing burial expenses pursuant to Section 2-09 of Title 68 for the burial of veterans in private cemeteries other than Calverton Cemetery.

[2] Currently, State law only provides for partial reimbursement of burial allowances up to $900. In other words, burial allowances of $900 or less are partially reimbursable by the State, but any amounts paid by local social services districts above $900 come entirely out of local funds. The City will seek a legislative change that would provide for additional reimbursement from the State. Whether there is a legislative change may affect the final amounts that the City determines to be practicable in the CAPA rule-making to follow this emergency rule.

Effective Date: 
Mon, 05/11/2020

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments (View Public Comments Received:1)

Agency:
Comment By: 
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Proposed Rules Content: 

 

Notice of Extension of Emergency Rule

 

 Notice is further given, pursuant to New York City Charter Section 1043(i)(2), that the emergency rule issued on January 30, 2020 authorizing additional CityFHEPS rental assistance payments in connection with certain regulated units is hereby extended an additional sixty (60) days, to May 29, 2020.  The additional sixty (60) days are needed for HRA to adopt a final rule concerning these payments after completing the public comment process set forth in New York City Charter Section 1043(e). 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule

 

In order to implement the Mayor’s priority of preventing homelessness and moving households into stable housing, the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Social Services / Human Resources Administration (DSS/HRA) issued an emergency rule January 30, 2020 concerning the CityFHEPS rental assistance program.  Specifically, the emergency rule authorizes DSS/HRA, to make additional payments, over and above the regular CityFHEPS rental assistance amounts, to landlords of units that are subject to the New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development ("HPD") / New York City Housing Development Corporation (“HDC”) Marketing Handbook pursuant to a regulatory agreement or similar instrument for which HPD and/or HDC is requiring or approving that such units be filled by homeless individuals or families  instead of or subsequent to a lottery, where such payments are needed to make up the difference between the CityFHEPS maximum rent and the regulatory rent.  The emergency rule was prompted by the availability of more than 150 rent-regulated units, many under the State’s 421-a Affordability Option C program. The additional payments authorized under the emergency rule have already enabled individuals to exit shelter and move into these units.

 

HRA now proposes making the provisions of the emergency rule permanent so that these payments can continue.

 

Additionally, HRA also proposes revising section 10-09(a) concerning midyear recalculations of the CityFHEPS rental assistance amount.  That provision currently provides that the agency will recalculate the CityFHEPS rental assistance amount, at the household’s request, only where the household’s income has decreased prior to renewal.  However, there are instances, including when a smaller household who was previously on cash assistance receives disability benefits, where a household may potentially benefit from a midyear recalculation when their income has increased midyear.  Therefore, HRA proposes amending the provision to provide that, upon request, the agency will recalculate the CityFHEPS rental assistance payment prior to renewal whenever there is a change in income that would decrease the household’s client contribution.

 

HRA’s authority for this rule may be found in sections 34, 56, 61, 62, 77, and 131 of the New York Social Services Law and sections 603 and 1043 of the New York City Charter. 

 

Subject: 

There will be no public hearing. For information on how to comment on this rule, please see the attached.

Contact: 

929 221-7220

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

The Fair Fares NYC Program helps New York City residents with low incomes manage their transportation costs by providing them with a 50% discount on subway and eligible bus fares. The first phases of Fair Fares NYC have already been launched for certain eligible New Yorkers receiving Cash Assistance and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and certain CUNY students, student veterans, and NYCHA residents who meet the program’s eligibility criteria.

In accordance with Section 603 of the City Charter and Article VII of the New York State Constitution, DSS/HRA now adds Chapter 12 to Title 68 of the Rules of the City of New York to fully implement the program and make it available to all eligible New Yorkers who are at or below the Federal Poverty Level who do not already have discounted transportation from the MTA or the City or another duplicative transportation benefit. The need for the City of New York to provide a Fair Fares NYC MetroCard is significant. To date, nearly 100,000 New Yorkers have enrolled in the Fair Fares NYC program.

This rule establishes requirements and rules of the Fair Fares NYC Program.

Specifically, the rule:
• Sets forth definitions relevant to the administration of the Fair Fares NYC Program.
• Sets forth eligibility requirements for Fair Fares NYC.
• Sets forth rules for using the Fair Fares MetroCard.
• Sets forth the administrative review process.
• Establishes confidentiality protections that safeguard information concerning applicants and participants.
New material is underlined.

Effective Date: 
Mon, 01/27/2020

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Rule Following amendments to New York Social Services Law § 36-c, DHS issues this rule for the Income Savings Plan Program, or “ISP” Program, whose purpose is to help clients exit DHS shelters by budgeting for and developing savings to facilitate their transition to permanent housing upon shelter exit. Under the ISP Program, certain households with earned income will be required to deposit a portion of their earned income (generally 30%) to a savings account. Except on a case-by-case basis where a household has been approved by DSS to use their own commercial bank account, deposited funds will be held by the New York City Department of Social Services and will be made available to program participants upon their exit from shelter, if not earlier. The ISP Program will be implemented in phases for multiple populations. This rule establishes the first phase of this program, which will apply to employed residents of DHS shelters for single adults whose income from employment exceeds a threshold that is equivalent to the amount that would make most single-person households not in shelter ineligible for ongoing cash assistance. DHS will amend the rule as it rolls out the program to additional populations with earned income, including families with children. Participation in the ISP Program will be a shelter program eligibility requirement and clients who are not in compliance may have their shelter discontinued, but will have the opportunity to immediately cure a violation.

Effective Date: 
Sun, 12/15/2019

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Proposed Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule The Fair Fares NYC Program helps New York City residents with low incomes manage their transportation costs by providing them with a 50% discount on subway and eligible bus fares. The first phases of Fair Fares NYC have already been launched for certain eligible New Yorkers receiving Cash Assistance and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and certain CUNY students, student veterans, and NYCHA residents who meet the program’s eligibility criteria. In accordance with Section 603 of the City Charter and Article VII of the New York State Constitution, DSS/HRA now proposes to add Chapter 12 to Title 68 of the Rules of the City of New York to fully implement the program and make it available to all eligible New Yorkers who are at or below the Federal Poverty Level who do not already have discounted transportation from the MTA or the City or another duplicative transportation benefit. The need for the City of New York to provide a Fair Fares NYC MetroCard is significant. To date, over 70,000 New Yorkers have enrolled in the Fair Fares NYC program. This rule establishes requirements and rules of the Fair Fares NYC Program. Specifically, the rule will accomplish the following: • Set forth definitions relevant to the administration of the Fair Fares NYC Program. • Set forth eligibility requirements for Fair Fares NYC. • Set forth rules for using the Fair Fares NYC MetroCard. • Set forth the administrative review process. • Establish confidentiality protections that safeguard information concerning applicants and participants.

Subject: 

DSS/HRA will hold a public hearing on its proposal to add Chapter 12 to Title 68 of the Rules of the City of New York to fully implement the Fair Fares NYC program and make it available to all eligible New Yorkers who are at or below the Federal Poverty Level who do not already have discounted transportation from the MTA or the City or another duplicative transportation benefit.

Location: 
2nd Floor Auditorium
125 Worth Street Enter at Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10007
Contact: 

Submit comments to DSS/HRA via:
• NYC rules website: http://rules.cityofnewyork.us.
• Email: NYCRules@hra.nyc.gov and include “Fair Fares NYC” in the subject line.
• Mail: Attn: HRA Rules, 150 Greenwich Street, 38th Floor, New York, NY 10007
• Fax: 917-639-0413
Let us know by 11/26/19 if you need a foreign language interpreter, a sign language interpreter, or a reasonable accommodation for a disability at the hearing.

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

Effective Date: The effective date of the amendments concerning enrollments of students at designated New York City Department of Education middle schools -- specifically, the amendments to sections 6-02(a), 6-02(b)(6), 6-03(g), and subsection (e) et seq. of section 6-04 -- is October 21, 2019. The effective date of the remaining amendments is December 2, 2019. This rule is published twice on NYC Rules to allow for the posting of the two different effective dates.

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Rule

The New York City Identification Card Program (“IDNYC Card Program”), first launched in January 2015, is now in its fifth year of operations and includes over a million cardholders. Previously, in April 2016, and July 2018, IDNYC amended the rules governing the program based on its experience operating the program and recommendations from stakeholders, including applicants, advocates, IDNYC enrollment staff and members of the City Council. Based on additional experience and feedback, in July 2019, the IDNYC program proposed an additional set of amendments to Chapter 6 of the Rules of the City of New York, designed to facilitate access to the card while maintaining program integrity. This final rule is the same as the proposed rule, except for some minor clarifications and technical non-substantive corrections.

Summary of provisions

• Card renewals. IDNYC cards were designed to expire after five years, and with the fifth anniversary of the IDNYC program approaching, these amendments will allow for a more streamlined and flexible renewal process, including online renewals.
• Allow existing cardholders to update their address, including at renewal, without requiring them to present original residency documents.
• Allow 10-13 year olds to apply for the card without a caretaker present at middle school pop-up enrollment sites.
• Add provisions concerning card invalidations.
• Allow non-students to use university housing agreements if they reside in housing in New York City that is affiliated with the school.
• Waive replacement fee for those who can establish that their card was stolen. HRA’s authority for this rule may be found in Sections 603 and 1043 of the City Charter, Administrative Code Section 3-115, and Executive Order No. 6 of 2014.

Effective Date: 
Mon, 12/02/2019

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

Effective Date: The effective date of the amendments concerning enrollments of students at designated New York City Department of Education middle schools -- specifically, the amendments to sections 6-02(a), 6-02(b)(6), 6-03(g), and subsection (e) et seq. of section 6-04 -- is October 21, 2019. The effective date of the remaining amendments is December 2, 2019. This rule is published twice on NYC Rules to allow for the posting of the two different effective dates.

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Rule

The New York City Identification Card Program (“IDNYC Card Program”), first launched in January 2015, is now in its fifth year of operations and includes over a million cardholders. Previously, in April 2016, and July 2018, IDNYC amended the rules governing the program based on its experience operating the program and recommendations from stakeholders, including applicants, advocates, IDNYC enrollment staff and members of the City Council.

Based on additional experience and feedback, in July 2019, the IDNYC program proposed an additional set of amendments to Chapter 6 of the Rules of the City of New York, designed to facilitate access to the card while maintaining program integrity. This final rule is the same as the proposed rule, except for some minor clarifications and technical non-substantive corrections.

Summary of provisions

• Card renewals. IDNYC cards were designed to expire after five years, and with the fifth anniversary of the IDNYC program approaching, these amendments will allow for a more streamlined and flexible renewal process, including online renewals.
• Allow existing cardholders to update their address, including at renewal, without requiring them to present original residency documents.
• Allow 10-13 year olds to apply for the card without a caretaker present at middle school pop-up enrollment sites.
• Add provisions concerning card invalidations.
• Allow non-students to use university housing agreements if they reside in housing in New York City that is affiliated with the school.
• Waive replacement fee for those who can establish that their card was stolen. HRA’s authority for this rule may be found in Sections 603 and 1043 of the City Charter, Administrative Code Section 3-115, and Executive Order No. 6 of 2014.

Effective Date: 
Mon, 10/21/2019

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments (View Public Comments Received:1)

Agency:
Comment By: 
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Proposed Rules Content: 

The New York City Identification Card Program (“IDNYC Card Program”), first launched in January 2015, is now in its fourth year of operations and includes over a million cardholders. Previously, in April 2016, and July 2018, the program amended the rules governing the program based on its experience operating the program and recommendations from stakeholders, including applicants, advocates, IDNYC enrollment staff and members of the City Council. Now, based on additional experience and feedback, the IDNYC program proposes an additional set of amendments to Chapter 6 of the Rules of the City of New York. These amendments would, among other things: • Revise card renewal provisions. IDNYC cards were designed to expire after five years, and with the fifth anniversary of the IDNYC program approaching, the program proposes to revise the rules to allow for a more streamlined and flexible renewal process. • Allow existing cardholders to update their address, including at renewal, without requiring them to present original residency documents. • Allow 10-13 year olds to apply for the card without a caretaker present at middle school pop-up enrollment sites. • Add provisions concerning card invalidations. • Allow non-students to use university housing agreements if they reside in housing in New York City that is affiliated with the school. • Waive replacement fee for those who can establish that their card was stolen. HRA’s authority for this rule may be found in Sections 603 and 1043 of the City Charter, Administrative Code Section 3-115, and Executive Order No. 6 of 2014.

Subject: 

Proposed Amendments to Chapter 6 of Title 68 of the Rules of the City of New York Governing the New York City Identification Program ("IDNYC Card Program")

Location: 
2nd Floor Auditorium
125 Worth Street
New York, NY 10007
Contact: 

Email: IDNYCRule@dss.nyc.gov
Mail: IDNYC, Attn: Nathaniel Hobelman, One MetroTech Center, Suite 1801, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Fax: 718-250-5916
Telephone: 929-221-7668
Requests to receive sign language and/or foreign language interpretation assistance and a reasonable accommodation of a disability must be made by 08/14/19.

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