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January 13, 2020While housing is the largest share of spending for most households, a more robust picture of affordability also should include transportation costs.
December 13, 2018This paper was prepared by HR&A Advisors as a background paper for the December 2018 CBC Conference on most important fiscal and economic issues facing New York State. The paper provides recommendations for how NYS should prioritize, fund, and deliver key infrastructure investments.
October 11, 2018Housing affordability is a perennial concern of New Yorkers and their elected officials, and the production and preservation of affordable housing is a key priority of the de Blasio Administration.
July 03, 2018Rather than continue as the nation’s largest landlord, NYCHA should transition to an affordable housing steward employing a full range of strategies to preserve the affordability of its units.
Report Economic Development
September 28, 2016How does the New York City metro area compare to other large cities in the competition for a talented workforce? Affordability and commute times remain challenges.
June 23, 2009This report details nine important facts for the Legislature to keep in mind as rent laws are considered for modification. CBC believes they should be cautious about initiatives to extend the reach of rent regulation. Instead, state leaders should think more broadly about ways to better target assistance to lower income households and to allow the market to work in ways that better allocate housing and expand housing choices for all New Yorkers.
Report Capital Spending
October 17, 2000Presents a new approach for determining how much the State and City should borrow, including criteria for deciding how much state and local debt is affordable.