On August 16, 2021, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer and the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) announced that NYCHA budget and revenue data will be publicly accessible through the City’s Checkbook NYC program. Checkbook NYC is an online tool that provides public access to financial data of City agencies.
In 2010, the Comptroller’s Office launched Checkbook NYC as a tool to increase transparency and accountability in government spending. Through Checkbook NYC, New Yorkers will now be able to view how the largest public housing authority in the country generates income and allocates its spending.
Since Comptroller Stringer took office, there have been four updates to NYCHA data on Checkbook NYC. The Checkbook NYC website now contains NYCHA’s budget and revenue data dating back to January 1, 2018. While NYCHA’s spending and payroll data has been publicly available since March 2020, when the first phase of this project was completed, the Comptroller’s Office will now upload data from NYCHA’s ORACLE Financial system on a daily basis.
To see the update or view other contracts, spending, payroll, budget and revenue data, visit Checkbook NYC here. To view NYCHA data in Checkbook NYC, visit www.CheckbookNYC.com and select the drop-down, “Other Government Entities.”
“We are proud to announce that NYCHA budget and revenue data will finally be made public, marking the final phase of our Checkbook NYC integration project. This would not have been possible without Chair Russ and NYCHA working closely with our office over the past several months,” said Comptroller Stringer. “Today’s announcement brings us another step closer to achieving an open government that is accountable, approachable and accessible to everyone — but there is more to do. Public disclosure helps build public trust — and NYCHA residents and all New Yorkers deserve nothing less.”
By: Victoria Agosta (Victoria is the CityLaw intern and a New York Law School student, Class of 2022.)