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December 04, 2019The balancing act facing legislators as they consider proposals to reform the property tax is how to increase equity, fairness, and transparency, while maintaining fiscal stability and reliability.
December 03, 2019Despite significant increases in state aid and local revenues, not all districts have the resources to provide a sound basic education, and some wealthy districts have more than needed.
November 25, 2019CBC has long seen housing affordability as a key factor affecting New York City’s long-term competitiveness.
Special Feature Housing
October 10, 2019This infographic presents a snapshot of Mayor's Housing Plan, Capital Commitments for Housing, NYCHA's Capital Needs, and NYC Tax Expenditures and Revenue.
Special Feature Education
September 04, 2019In 2017 educating an average elementary school class cost $561,246.
June 12, 2019Despite significant increases in state aid and local revenues—not all districts have the resources to provide a sound basic education in 2020.
May 22, 2019It will cost NYS school districts approximately $62.6 billion to provide a sound basic education to all students, yet several districts will not have enough funding.
May 02, 2019When considering reform, the Legislature should evaluate the potential to worsen rather than improve tenants’ living conditions.
March 08, 2019The federal monitor is tasked with ensuring that NYCHA will remediate its most pressing physical issues, including lead, mold, broken elevators, and other deficiencies.
March 07, 2019Despite significant funding increases over the past decade, some districts in New York State still do not have the resources to provide a sound basic education.
February 06, 2019In the aggregate New York State spends enough to provide all students with a sound basic education; however, State school aid is not targeted well enough to achieve this goal in all districts.
December 18, 2018City officials cannot continue to expect the City can build its way to a solution; making real progress will require implementing operational strategies that alter the use of space and redirect students to facilities with capacity.
November 15, 2018NYCHA has an astounding $32 billion in capital needs, a nearly fivefold increase over the last decade. Today nearly all its properties require substantial rehabilitation.
October 02, 2018CBC illustrates how changes to an "infill" development project’s location or affordability mix can significantly affect revenue and units rehabilitated at NYCHA.
August 29, 2018Every three years, the U.S. Census Bureau conducts a New York City Housing and Vacancy Survey (HVS), which provides the most comprehensive information available on the size, nature, and condition of New York City’s housing stock.
June 14, 2018Teachers in the Absentee Teacher Reserve (ATR) will cost the City $136 million in this school year. The City should pursue reforms to the ATR, such as a 6-month time limit, in upcoming labor negotiations with the UFT.
Special Feature Education
May 11, 2018Most of this year's school aid increases came in the form of Foundation Aid, which is intended to support high-need school districts. All districts received an increase, but some wealthier school districts fared better than others.
Blog City Budget
March 08, 2018The City Council should reject this program, and all new school bus contracts should be awarded with an eye toward realizing savings in the costs of pupil transportation, now more than $1.2 billion.
March 05, 2018Has the PLA between NYCHA and the BCTC delivered on expected savings? An evaluation is needed before any decision to renew the PLA.
February 20, 2018The NYS FY2018-2019 Executive Budget increases school aid by $769 million, or 3 percent, to $26.4 billion- twice the increase allowed by the school aid cap.