This report, the first produced under a 2017 City Council law that turns to IBO to issue periodic reports on New York City economic development tax expenditures, looks at the efficiency and effectiveness of two programs: Commercial Revitalization & Commercial Expansion.
IBO reviewed 131 NYC Housing Connect listings for 3,605 new affordable apartments over a recent six-month period, surveying the distribution of rents by income group and by apartment size, as well as rent-to-income ratios.
As part of our recently released Education Indicators, IBO examined what impact living in a low-income neighborhood may have on student achievement, as well as how attending a school with a higher concentration of students from low-income neighborhoods affects individual achievement.
What if the de Blasio Administration’s proposal to base admissions to the city’s specialized high schools on grades and the state assessment tests had been in place for 8th graders in school year 2017-18? How would it have changed the demographics and achievement levels of students who got offers?
DATA TABLES: We have updated the fiscal history section of our website with new data on New Yorkers’ income and personal income tax liability. The new data, the latest available, covers tax years 2017 and 2018.
While lead paint is the primary source of exposure to lead in New York City, tap water can also be a source of lead—and many privately owned small residential buildings in the city have plumbing that contains a much higher level of lead than is allowed in new construction today.
Parent–teacher associations can buy a range of goods and services for their schools. But the associations can also make monetary donations to their school’s budget, as 132 did in school year 2017-2018. How much did the associations contribute and how did it vary by school type, school poverty rate?
One of Mayor de Blasio’s earliest education initiatives sought to establish 100 “community schools” that provide a mix of academic and other supports to students and their families through partnerships with community-based organizations. By August 2018 there were more than 200 community schools.
Earlier we reported that 132 New York City parent-teacher associations granted nearly $13 million to their school budgets in school year 2017-2018. Now we answer the question: how were the funds spent?
Nearly 3 dozen arts and cultural organizations are located on city-owned property and receive operating subsidies. These organizations, known as the Cultural Institutions Group, vary widely in attendance and budget levels.. How dependent are these institutes on their city subsidies?
The FDNY coordinates ambulance response to the about one million medical emergencies reported over the 911 system in the city each year. About a quarter of those emergencies are ALS, incidents involving heart attacks and other very serious conditions. IBO analyzes response times of these units.
IBO calculated how much the city is owed in unpaid balances. IBO examined three primary sources of unpaid balances: parking and camera-generated violations, lienable property charges, and penalties adjudicated by the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings that were incurred in CYs 2017-2022.
As an advisory commission appointed by the Mayor and Council Speaker looks at ways to reform the city’s property tax system, we consider an idea suggested by a number of policy- and opinion-makers: reducing the percentage of a home’s market value that is subject to the property tax.