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Blog State Budget
December 13, 2018There is significant revenue potential from the marijuana industry, but research suggests that many months or years of careful planning precede consistent revenues.
December 12, 2018The New York City Housing Authority's (NYCHA's) NYCHA 2.0 plan can help stabilize the system and deserves support.
November 16, 2018Expanding public-private partnerships is a big step in the right direction, and more needs to be done to put NYCHA on sounder footing.
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.
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.
September 12, 2018One of the basic principles of good tax policy is equity: similarly situated taxpayers should have similarly sized tax bills. New York City’s property tax system does not comport with this principle.
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.
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.
July 02, 2018Radical changes need to be undertaken immediately
Statement State Budget
March 31, 2018The budget gap will be closed using short-term measures instead of restraint in and reform of spending commitments.
Statement State Budget
March 26, 2018With budget negotiations in the final push, here's what State leaders should do now and in months to come.
March 18, 2018Strategies to mitigate the federal tax law's threat to New York's competitiveness and New Yorkers' wallets.
February 12, 2018The Governor's proposals represent bold and important steps to address the negative impacts the federal tax law will have on New Yorkers and to maintain New York's competitive position.
February 02, 2018The FY 2019 Executive Budget proposed to allow the MTA to create tax increment financing districts in NYC to raise revenue for capital improvements. Though TIFs can play a useful role, the proposal is flawed.
December 21, 2017The Special Committee consists of CBC trustees, civic leaders, and policy experts, and will identify the greatest impacts and options for appropriate state and local government action.
December 20, 2017Part 1 of our analysis reviews NYCHA's capital needs and spending patterns over the last 5 years.
Report Economic Development
December 05, 2017This report provides an overview of TIF and a five-point checklist drawn from lessons learned from past projects to help identify potential TIF projects.
September 18, 2017Following the release of data on fiscal year 2017 fourth quarter housing starts, the CBC has updated its map of housing developments created or preserved under New York City’s Housing New York Plan.
July 19, 2017How is NYCHA doing two years into its implementation of NextGeneration NYCHA?
Report City Budget
June 30, 2017How do New Yorkers feel about quality of life and municipal services? It varies tremendously by community district.