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August 13, 2014Low transportation costs and high income make New York City relatively affordable when compared to other large cities in the United States.
August 05, 2014The policy brief, the first in a series on housing affordability, analyzes data from 22 U.S. cities to assess whether affordable housing is a nationwide problem or one particular to New York City.
December 15, 2015How much does it take to build in NYC?
August 19, 2014The third in a series on affordable housing in New York City, this policy brief considers combined housing and transportation costs relative to income for a variety of housing types.
Op Ed Housing
May 22, 2011CBC President Carol Kellermann pens an op-ed urging the State legislature to to extend, but not expand, rent regulation in New York City.
Op Ed Pensions & Benefits
January 31, 2009Written by CBC President Carol Kellermann and President and CEO of the Business Council of New York City Kenneth Adams, this op-ed outlines Governor David Paterson’s proposed measures in response to the challenges associated with such a high-cost fringe benefit system.
November 12, 2015This report looks at New York City rent burdens in more detail, using an in-depth housing survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau to consider a variety of household characteristics.
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.
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.
Video City Budget
June 13, 2012For the past five years, City Hall has cut from the budget because it says it can't afford those programs. Those cuts are based on complicated revenue forecasts done by City Hall and others.
Report Pensions & Benefits
October 19, 2010This report presents eight facts about retirement benefits for New York State and local employees intended to stimulate a substantive discourse on pursuing changes to prevent underfunding of the pension systems and to make retirement benefits more fair and affordable.
December 17, 2015Options for increasing the efficient use of land, reducing construction costs, and effectively using cross-subsidies should be explored to maximize the amount of affordable housing that can be produced.
Blog Pensions & Benefits
January 25, 2012Part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s “Tier VI” proposal to make pension benefits for public employees of New York’s State and local government more affordable and sustainable over the long term is an optional 401(k)-style plan, already used widely in the private sector and becoming more common in the public sector.
Special Feature Housing
July 18, 2016The New York City Department of Housing and Preservation is the nation's largest municipal housing agency: Its current fiscal year operating budget is $1.3 billion and its capital budget is $1.1 billion. HPD is responsible for managing affordable housing, enforcing the maintenance code, and administrating federal subsidies for low-income housing.
Op Ed Transportation
December 16, 2007This op-ed expresses support for an MTA fare hike. MTA riders are best served by a transit system that is affordable as well as reliable, safe and accessible. Freezing fares may be politically attractive, but it would do a disservice to riders by hurting service and threatening the MTA's future.
December 06, 2007A background paper for the third session of a 2007 stakeholder conference to “fix Albany.” The process by which the next budget is prepared and debated, as well as the substantive decisions it embodies, are critical to the movement for political and fiscal reform in New York State. This paper focuses on a more equitable and affordable local tax burden.
Special Feature Health Care
November 03, 2014The New York State Department of Health is charged with protecting, improving and promoting the health and well-being of all New Yorkers. The state Department of Health has overseen dramatic changes in the state's healthcare system in recent years, including the passage of the federal Affordable Care Act and development of the state's own health care exchange website--New York State of Health.
June 01, 2010This report is designed to inform debates over changes in rent regulation. It provides background information including a history of rent regulation laws and an overview of the rental housing market in New York City, it describes the benefits of current rent regulations in the forms of “discounts” to affected households and increases in “affordable” housing for New Yorkers, it assesses the evidence relating to criticisms of rent regulation, and it recommends future rent regulation policies based on the findings discussed.