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Child & Youth Services

A Change in Approach: A Shift in Priorities and Caseload at the City's
Office of Child Support Enforcement
July 11, 2014;
 Fiscal Brief, 7 pages    HTML    PDF

More Slots for More Hours, but No Summer Programs Under After-School Plan
March 24, 2014; 
Focus On: The Preliminary Budget  PDF

Reviewing the Changes in City Child Care Enrollment
March 21, 2014
; Focus On: The Preliminary Budget  PDF

How Has the Recent Decline in the Number of Children in Foster Care Affected Costs?
October 8, 2013
; New York City By The Numbers

Will More Youth Get Jobs in the City’s Summer Jobs Program This Year Than in Recent Summers?
July 15, 2013;
New York City By The Numbers

EarlyLearn Takes Its First Steps: City’s Redesigned Subsidized Child Care System Still Faces Challenges
December 4, 2012; Fiscal Brief, 7 Pages     HTML    PDF

Expansion and Contraction: Budget Swings & Program Changes Mean City’s Out-of-School Time Initiative Keeps Evolving
September 20, 2012; Fiscal Brief, 8 Pages    HTML    PDF

The Effect of EarlyLearn NYC on Subsidized Childcare Capacity
May 30, 2012; Letter, 7 pages

Bearing the Cost of Early Intervention Services: Recent Changes Not Likely
to Shift Much Spending From City & State to Private Insurers

April 19, 2012;  Fiscal Brief, 11 pages

A Changed Emphasis in City’s Child Welfare System: How Has Shift Away From Foster Care Affected Funding, Spending, Caseloads?
October 12, 2011;  Fiscal Brief, 8 pages

City’s Subsidized Child Care System Faces Rising Costs, Shrinking Funds
October 1, 2010;  Fiscal Brief, 8 pages

Effect of Closing ACS Day Care Centers to Kindergartners on Average Kindergarten Class Size
September 23, 2010;  Letter, 9 pages

Testimony to the New York City Council Youth Services Committee On the LGBTQ Commission Report
September 21, 2010;  Testimony, 1 page

City Spending for Runaway and Homeless Youth Grows Steadily
August 12, 2010;  Fiscal Brief, 5 pages

Estimated Costs of Language Access Policies in New York City Agencies
October 8, 2009;  Letter, 3 pages

A One-Time Cure for the Summertime Job Blues
May 21, 2009; IBO Weblog Post

Since 2000, Funding Changes Cause Annual Uncertainty for Summer Jobs Program
June 2006;  Fiscal Brief, 5 pages

The Rising Cost of the Early Intervention Program
January 27, 2006;  Newsfax Article

As City Plans Child Care Improvements, Funding Tightens
December 29, 2005;  Report, 6 pages and supplemental table

Adoption Subsidy Spending Grows, But City Saves
December 6, 2005;  Fiscal Brief

Aging Out: From Foster Care to Homeless Shelters?
March 24, 2004;  Newsfax Article table

Where Have All the New Child Care Dollars Gone?
December 12, 2002;  Newsfax Article

City's Reliance on State and Federal Funds for Child Care Grows
December 2002;  Background Paper, 6 pages

Summertime Blues: Nearly 15,000 Fewer Summer Jobs for Teens
July 18, 2002;  Newsfax Article

Child Care Inventory
May 29, 2000;  Newsfax Article

Youth Services Cuts, Citizenship Program Extension Proposed
February 22, 1999;  Newsfax Article

Federal Proposals Would Expand Subsidized Child Care
March 30, 1998;  Newsfax Article

Youth Services Funding Allocated
January 19, 1998;  Newsfax Article


 
Criminal Justice

How Many Mentally Ill Inmates Are in City Jails? How Does This
Compare with the Capacity of the City’s Psychiatric Facilities?

June 5, 2014;
New York City by The Numbers

NYC’s Jail Population: Who’s There and Why?
August 22, 2013
; New York City By The Numbers

Do Courtroom Delays in the Bronx Come at a Cost to the City?
July 24, 2013;
New York City By The Numbers

Estimated Cost of Pre-Trial Detainment in New York City
September 30, 2011;  Letter, 4 pages

State Cuts to the Court System Likely to Carry a Price Tag for the City
July 27, 2011; IBO Weblog Post

Despite Cut in Capital Spending, Mayor Plans to Build a New Jail, Renovate Others
June 15, 2011;  IBO Weblog Post

Long-Term Trends in Funding for District Attorneys
May 18, 2011;  Letter, 10 pages

City Spending on Legal Services for New Yorkers
April 26, 2011;  Letter, 9 pages

City Spending Rises on Programs To Help Inmates Leaving Jail
June 3, 2009;  Fiscal Brief, 5 pages

The Rising Cost of the City's Juvenile Justice System
December 18, 2007;  Fiscal Brief, 13 pages

Alternative to Jail Programs for Juveniles Reduce City Costs
July 11, 2006;  Newsfax Article

State Saves as City Bears Added Jail Costs for Felony Cases
September 29, 2005;  Fiscal Brief, 6 pages

City to Spend Nearly $1 Billion to Make Temporary Jail Beds Permanent
May 4, 2001;  Newsfax Article

Council Pushes Plan for Corrections' Retirement Benefits
May 24, 2000;  Newsfax Article

Cost of Pre-Trial Detention in City Jails Takes Bite Out of Big Apple's Budget
January 24, 2000;  Newsfax Article

Governor Proposes $12 Million More for Housing State Prisoners
March 30, 1998;  Newsfax Article


 
Cultural Affairs & Libraries

Potential Savings From Merging New York City's Three Library Systems
April 29, 2014;
Letter, 4 pages

Funding Cuts Could Shelve Many Library Branches
April 13, 2011; IBO Weblog Post

City Revamps Arts Funding Process: More Funds for More Groups
August 26, 2009;  Fiscal Brief, 6 pages

Library Funding: Subsidies Rebound, Disparities Remain
July 12, 2007;  Fiscal Brief, 6 pages

Broadening the Cultural Challenge: Major Changes Have Altered the Distribution of a Key City Arts Fund
January 15, 2002;  Fiscal Brief, 4 pages

Recent Trends in Capital Commitments for the Department of Cultural Affairs
April 24, 2001;  Letter


 
Health & Public Hospitals

Are New York City’s Part-Time, Low-Income Workers More Reliant
On Medicaid than Similar Workers in Other Parts of the State?

November 6, 2014;
New York City by the Numbers

Medicaid, Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance & the Uninsured in New York:
Regional Differences in Health Insurance Coverage

October 29, 2014;  Fiscal Brief, 16 pages    HTML    PDF

How Many Mentally Ill Inmates Are in City Jails? How Does This
Compare with the Capacity of the City’s Psychiatric Facilities?

June 5, 2014; New York City by The Numbers

City’s Public Hospitals Continue to Face Fiscal Struggles
March 19, 2014; 
Focus On: The Preliminary Budget  PDF

Medicaid Waiver Funds May Not Be a Great Deal For The City
March 13, 2014;
 Focus On: The Preliminary Budget  PDF

Bloomberg Administration Renews Plan to Close Two City-Run Immunization Clinics, Leaving Just One Open
December 6, 2013;
IBO Weblog Post

Growth in New York’s Medicaid Enrollment and Costs: While Enrollment Highest in the City, Recent Increases Mostly in the Suburbs and Upstate
October 22, 2013; Fiscal Brief, 13 Pages    HTML    PDF

How Has the Recent Decline in the Number of Children in Foster Care Affected Costs?
October 8, 2013;
New York City By The Numbers

Examining the City’s Response to Medical Emergencies 1999-2011: With More Ambulances on the Streets Response Times to Serious Medical Emergencies Improve
June 14, 2013;
Fiscal Brief, 9 Pages    HTML    PDF

Will New York City Hospitals That Treat Many Low-Income Patients Face The Heaviest Penalties Under New Federal Reimbursement Policies?
June 12, 2013;
IBO New York City by the Numbers Post

How Many of the City’s Hospitals, and Hospital Beds, Were at Risk During Hurricane Sandy?
November 15, 2012; New York City By The Numbers Post

How Has Medicaid Spending on New York City Residents Changed Since Gov. Cuomo Implemented Savings Measures?
September 25, 2012; New York City By The Numbers Post

Bearing the Cost of Early Intervention Services: Recent Changes Not Likely
to Shift Much Spending From City & State to Private Insurers

April 19, 2012;  Fiscal Brief, 11 pages

Will the Mayor Still Be Looking for Savings?:
Growth in AIDS Caseload Slows and Spending Per Case Eases Downward

November 29, 2011; Fiscal Brief, 7 pages

School Nurse Cuts Would Hit Private Schools the Hardest
June 11, 2010;
IBO Weblog Post

Analysis of the Cost to the city of Adopting Intro 750
March 9, 2010;
Letter, 9 pages

Can the City’s Investment in Electronic Medical Records Net Health and Cost Benefits?
February 11, 2010;
IBO Weblog Post

Estimated Costs of Language Access Policies in New York City Agencies
October 8, 2009;  Letter, 3 pages

Federal Stimulus and Medicaid: How Big a Savings for the City?
January 16, 2009;
IBO Weblog Post

Federal Medicaid Changes Pose Major Budget Risks to the City's Hospitals
May 13, 2008;   Newsfax, 3 pages

Larger City Subsidy Saves Public Hospitals, For Now
March 11, 2008;   Fiscal Brief, 6 pages

Home Care for Seniors: Trends In Service Levels and Costs
January 3, 2008;   Fiscal Brief, 5 pages

City's AIDS Services Caseload Growth Slows
August 10, 2005;   Newsfax Article

Child Health Clinics Face Budget Cuts, Again
April 1, 2004;   Newsfax

Clause in Medicare Bill Blocked Hundreds of Millions in Potential City Savings
January 22, 2004;   Newsfax Article

As Medicaid Enrollment Has Surged, Composition of the Caseload Has Changed
June 12, 2003;   Background Paper, 3 pages

New York City's $4 Billion Medicaid Bill: What Is Driving the Rise in Costs?
May 7, 2003;   Newsfax Article

Federal & State spending on HIV/AIDS-related programs in New York City
February 12, 2001;   Letter, 4 pages, plus supplemental tables

Has Medicaid Managed Care Moved from the Mainstream?
April 24, 2000;   Newsfax Article

Pest Control Expenditures
March 20, 2000;   Newsfax Article

Health Care Reform Act of 2000: An Overview
February 28, 2000;   Newsfax Article

IBO Study Shows the Costs of Proposed Lead Paint Law
May 10, 1999;   Newsfax Article

Preventing Lead Poisoning In Children
April 28, 1999;   Fiscal Impact Statement

Medicaid Savings Would Require Federal and State Action
February 8, 1999;   Newsfax Article

Federal Funding Boosts Health Coverage for Uninsured Children
December 14, 1997;   Newsfax Article



Homelessness

The Rising Number of Homeless Families in NYC, 2002–2012: A Look at Why Families Were Granted Shelter, the Housing They Had Lived in & Where They Came From
November 13, 2014;  Fiscal Brief, 17 pages    HTML    PDF

Homeless Shelter Costs at Record Amounts, and Likely to Rise
March 10, 2014; 
Focus On: The Preliminary Budget  PDF

Homelessness Up Locally, Down Nationally: But Federal Cutbacks May Soon Drive Up Numbers Coast to Coast
October 24, 2013;
IBO Weblog Post

With the Rise in the City’s Homeless Shelter Population, How Much Has Shelter Spending Increased?
March 7, 2013;
New York City by the Numbers Post

Homeless for the Holidays, and Beyond
January 7, 2013;
IBO Weblog Post

Fiscal Impact of Prioritizing Homeless Families for Public Housing and Vouchers
June 14, 2012;  Letter, 6 pages

As Rental Subsidies for Families End, Time in Shelter Grows
February 23, 2012; IBO Weblog Post

Testimony to the New York City Council Youth Services Committee On the LGBTQ Commission Report
September 21, 2010;  Testimony, 1 page

City Spending for Runaway and Homeless Youth Grows Steadily
August 12, 2010;  Fiscal Brief, 5 pages

After Four Years, New York/New York III Pact Has Produced Less Housing Than Planned
February 9, 2010;  Fiscal Brief, 9 pages

Testimony to the New York City Council on Uniting for Solutions Beyond Shelter
September 23, 2008;  Testimony, 2 pages

Has the Rise in Homelessness Prevention Spending Decreased the Shelter Population?
August 7, 2008;  Newsfax, 4 pages, plus supplement

Update on City Homelessness Prevention Spending
February 26, 2007;  Letter, 3 pages

Update on City Homelessness Prevention Spending
May 17, 2005;  Letter, 3 pages

Evaluating the Fiscal Impact of the Housing Stability Plus Program
March 1, 2005;  Fiscal Brief, 12 pages

Aging Out: From Foster Care to Homeless Shelters?
March 24, 2004;  Newsfax Article

Can Another NY/NY Deal Deliver Housing for the Mentally Ill Homeless and City Savings?
October 25, 2002;  Newsfax Article

Homeless Prevention Spending Flat, But Programs Changing
October 23, 2003;  Newsfax Article

Rising Homelessness Threatens Higher City Costs
September 12, 2002;  Newsfax Article

Give 'Em Shelter: Various City Agencies Spend Over $900 million on Homeless Services
March 7, 2002;  Fiscal Brief, 12 pages

Rising Homelessness Pushes Homeless Services Budget Higher
December 13, 2001;  Newsfax Article

Budget Facts: Department of Homeless Services, 1994-2000
January 24, 2000;  Newsfax Article


 
Public Assistance

Medicaid, Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance & the Uninsured in New York: Regional Differences in Health Insurance Coverage
October 29, 2014;  Fiscal Brief, 16 pages    HTML    PDF

Has the Long-Term Increase in Food Stamp Usage Finally Come to an End?
October 8, 2014;
New York City by the Numbers

A Change in Approach: A Shift in Priorities and Caseload at the City's
Office of Child Support Enforcement
July 11, 2014;
 Fiscal Brief, 7 pages    HTML    PDF

What Program Is the Largest Source of Income Support Grants for Low-Income New York City Residents?
March 14, 2013;
IBO New York City by the Numbers Post

Will the Mayor Still Be Looking for Savings?:
Growth in AIDS Caseload Slows and Spending Per Case Eases Downward

November 29, 2011; Fiscal Brief, 7 pages

President’s Plan Could Cut Millions in Antipoverty Aid for City’s Poorest Neighborhoods
April 28, 2011;IBO Weblog Post

Recession’s Divide: Food Stamp Caseload Soars, Welfare Caseload Does Not
September 13, 2010; IBO Weblog Post

City’s Food Stamp Enrollment Surges
October 22, 2009; IBO Weblog Post

Estimated Costs of Language Access Policies in New York City Agencies
October 8, 2009;  Letter, 3 pages

Back to Work Program Spending and Performance
April 23, 2009;Letter, 4 pages

Will Mounting City Job Losses Lead to Soaring Welfare Rolls? Maybe Not.
February 2, 2009; IBO Weblog Post

Most Food Stamp Recipients no Longer Also Welfare Recipients
January 16, 2008; 5 pages, plus supplemental tables

New Welfare Rules May Be Costly for the City
July 3, 2007; Fiscal Brief, 6 pages

Progress Report: The Mayor's Social Services Streamlining Plan
October 27, 2005; Newsfax Article

City's AIDS Services Caseload Growth Slows
August 10, 2005; Newsfax Article

While Fewer in City Receive Welfare, Many More Get SSI
December 2, 2004;  Newsfax Article

Despite Recession, Welfare Reform and Labor Market Changes Limit Public Assistance Growth
August 2004;  (6 pages)

With Welfare Surplus Shrinking, City Could Face $80 Million Aid Loss
April 6, 2004;  Fiscal Brief, 6 pages

Homeless Prevention Spending Flat, But Programs Changing
October 23, 2003;  Newsfax Article

Mayor's Social Service Streamlining Plan: Savings without Pain?
May 15, 2003;  Fiscal Brief

Raising Work Quotas for Welfare Recipients: A Costly Challenge for the City
May 22, 2002;  Newsfax Article

Governor Wants Remaining Welfare Surplus to Help Close Budget Gap
February 25, 2002;  Newsfax Article

Rising Homelessness Pushes Homeless Services Budget Higher
December 13, 2001;  Newsfax Article

New York's Increasing Dependence on the Welfare Surplus
August 2001;  Report, 6 pages

Growing Share of Welfare Caseload Exempt from City's Workfare Program
May 4, 2001;  Newsfax Article

Welfare and Work Revisited
November 1, 2000;  Newsfax Article

Use of Work Experience Program Participants at the Department of Parks and Recreation
November 1, 2000;  Newsfax Article

NYC's Comprehensive Five-Year Workforce Investment Plan
September 14, 2000;  Newsfax Article

Welfare and Work
April 3, 2000;  Newsfax Article

Welfare Reform Revisited: Implementation in New York City
September 24, 1998;  Fiscal Brief

Implementation of the federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 in New York State
January 23, 1997

The Fiscal Impact of the New Federal Welfare Law on New York City
October 31, 1996;  Fiscal Brief


 
Public Safety

Examining the City’s Response to Medical Emergencies 1999-2011: With More Ambulances on the Streets Response Times to Serious Medical Emergencies Improve
June 14, 2013;
Fiscal Brief, 9 Pages    HTML    PDF

Assessing the Viability of 12-Hour Police Shifts
August 20, 2012; Letter, 3 Pages PDF

It’s Not Just OWS: How Wind, Snow, and the Red Sox Drive Police Overtime Spending
October 25, 2011;  IBO Weblog Post

Fewer Cops, and More of Them Behind Desks?
June 11, 2009;  IBO Weblog Post

The Rising Cost of the City's Juvenile Justice System
December 18, 2007;  Fiscal Brief, 13 pages

City Spending on Domestic Violence: A Review
June 18, 2007;  Fiscal Brief, 8 pages

NYPD Uniformed Hiring and Retention
June 4, 2007;  Testimony, 3 pages

The City's Rising Share of the Cost of Policing Public Housing
April 29, 2004;  Testimony, 2 pages

Police Overtime: Tracking the Big Growth in Spending
April 29, 2004;  Fiscal Brief, 7 Pages

As Federal Aid Drops, City's Cost for Policing Public Housing Climbs
April 15, 2004;  Newsfax Article

Rise in CCRB Funding Leads to More Completed Investigations
July 24, 2002;  Fiscal Brief

Albany Considers Bills to Slow Retirement of City Police
June 12, 2002;  Newsfax Article

Civilianization and the New York City Police Department
April 19, 2002;  Testimony, 5 pages

The Future Cost of the Police Force
November 21, 2000;  Testimony, 4 pages

Maintaining Historically Large Police Force Presents Challenges
September 29, 2000;  Newsfax Article

Crime Bill Funding Only Half the Story
May 29, 2000;  Newsfax Article

Police Hiring In Fiscal Year 2000 Emerges As A Focus Of Debate Between Mayor and City Council
April 19, 1999;  Newsfax Article

Police and Sanitation Services Analyzed for Two Community Boards
July 27, 1998;  Newsfax Article

Governor Proposes $12 Million More for Housing State Prisoners
March 30, 1998;  Newsfax Article

Police Staffing Levels and Reported Crime Rates in America's Largest Cities: Results of Preliminary Analysis
March 16, 1998;  Fiscal Brief

Agency Focus: The Civilian Complaint Review Board
October 20, 1997;  Newsfax Article

PIT Surcharge Renewal Imposes New Requirements on NYPD's Budget
March 10, 1997;  Newsfax Article


 
Seniors

Estimating the Cost of Expanding the Department for the Aging's Assigned Counsel Project
October 27, 2014
;  Letter, 2 pages      PDF

Senior Centers Come, Senior Centers Go
December 8, 2011; IBO Weblog Post

Mapping Senior Centers That May Be Closed: For 15, No Other Centers Within a Mile
March 24, 2011;  IBO Weblog Post

For Some Seniors, the Closest Senior Center Will Be at Least a Mile Away
August 25, 2010;  IBO Weblog Post

Program Changes Become Roadblocks to Meals and Other Senior Services
November 19, 2009;  IBO Weblog Post

IBO Analysis of Senior Options Pilot in the Bronx
February 4, 2008;  Letter, 4 pages

Home Care for Seniors: Trends In Service Levels and Costs
January 3, 2008;  Fiscal Brief, 5 pages

Senior Services Transferred, Subsidized Employment Increased at Housing Authority
July 10, 2003;  Newsfax Article, 4 pages


 

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