Rent Limitations for Clients of the HIV/AIDS Services Administration

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Effective Date: 
Saturday, October 18, 2014
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Statement of Basis and Purpose of Rule


This rule is promulgated pursuant to the authority of the Commissioner of HRA under Sections 603 and 1043 of the New York City Charter and sections 56, 61, 62, 77 and 131-a(14) of the Social Services Law.


            In order to implement the Mayor’s priority of preventing evictions and homelessness, the Commissioner of the New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA) is adding a new  section 5-02 to chapter 5 of Title 68 of the Rules of the City of New York. This provision ensures that persons living with clinical or symptomatic HIV illness or AIDS who are receiving public assistance benefits through HRA’s HIV/AIDS Services Administration (“HASA”) do not pay more than 30 percent of their monthly earned and/or unearned income toward the cost of rent that that they have a direct obligation to pay. To the extent any such person paid in excess of 30 percent of his or her monthly earned and /or unearned income towards his or her rent at any time since April 1, 2014, the effective date of New York Social Services Law section 131-a(14), this rule provides that HRA will reimburse the amount paid in excess of 30 percent.