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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 6603

 

January Session, 2017

 

LCO No. 3101

 

*03101*

Referred to Committee on HOUSING

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. BUTLER, 72nd Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF CERTAIN TENANTS OF STATE-FUNDED PUBLIC HOUSING PROJECTS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That the Commissioner of Housing be required to conduct a study of three state-funded housing projects in three different towns housing both elderly tenants and younger tenants with disabilities. Such study shall include: (1) The number of residents who are elderly tenants and the number who are younger tenants with disabilities; (2) the rents charged to such residents; (3) the operating costs and the percentage of such costs that are covered by rents received from such residents; (4) information about the use of municipal services and support services by such residents and any gaps in such services; (5) recommendations for additional support services needed for such residents; (6) the number of eviction proceedings initiated against such residents during the last five years; and (7) a summary of the number of evictions initiated against such residents due to a negative incident between a younger tenant with a disability and an elderly tenant during the last five years.

Statement of Purpose:

To research the state-funded public housing projects to ensure adequate and safe state-assisted housing for the elderly and younger persons with disabilities.