N.Y. Public Housing Law Section 402-E
Disruption of vital services


1.

(a) In order to ensure compliance and enforcement of the New York city housing authority’s duty to provide heat, water, electricity and elevator service, the New York city housing authority shall publish information regarding reported disruptions in such services, the length of such disruptions and the steps taken to restore services. Starting on May first, two thousand twenty, the New York city housing authority shall publish such information on its website. For six months after the original publication date, the New York city housing authority shall retain such information on its website.

(b)

When a public utility or local, state or federal agency advises the New York city housing authority that certain residents of such authority should avoid the use of water for drinking or cooking, such authority shall provide written notice, in electronic and paper form, of such advice to the indicated residents and the resident association president or other formally recognized resident leader for the indicated development as soon as practical but no later than twenty-four hours after such authority has received such advice. 1-a. The New York city housing authority shall establish appropriate measures, procedures, and guidelines, such as contract requirements and enforcement mechanisms, to ensure that all of its contractors and subcontractors, when collecting or examining water samples on behalf of such authority, comply with all federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations applicable to such collection or examination, including the provisions of Public Health Law § 502 (Environmental laboratories)section five hundred two of the public health law.

2.

No later than April first, two thousand twenty, the New York city housing authority shall meet with representatives of the housing part of the New York city civil court, a representative of public housing tenants from each borough in the city of New York, and a representative of a legal services provider with experience representing public housing tenants in the housing part of the New York city civil court, in order to review and comment on the New York city housing authority’s proposed additions to its website as described in subdivision one of this section.

3.

Nothing in this section shall be deemed to limit or modify the manner in which a tenant may report unscheduled interruption in services to their particular unit when not associated with a broader building or development unscheduled interruption of services, or to limit the applicability of the warranty of habitability to New York city housing authority apartments or to limit the authority of the New York city council to legislate in the area of housing code violations or with respect to the New York city department of housing preservation and development.

4.

Nothing in this section shall be deemed to limit or modify the obligation of the department of housing preservation and development to inspect and verify the existence of conditions of all kinds in the New York city housing authority.

Source: Section 402-E — Disruption of vital services, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PBG/402-E (updated Nov. 26, 2023; accessed Jun. 8, 2024).

Accessed:
Jun. 8, 2024

Last modified:
Nov. 26, 2023

§ 402-E’s source at nysenate​.gov

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