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The budget of the New York City Housing Authority is not subject to approval or amendment by the City. Once adopted, the annual budget is approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Any changes to the budget are not subject to review or approval by either the City or federal governments. As a result, recorded commitments, expenditures, and remaining amounts may not equal the approved Adopted budget.

Overview

In July of 2010 the New York City Comptroller’s Office launched Checkbook NYC, an online transparency tool that for the first time placed the City’s day-to-day spending in the public domain. Using an intuitive dashboard approach that combines a series of graphs and user-friendly tables, Checkbook NYC provides up-to-date information about the City's financial condition.

In February 2015, Comptroller Scott M. Stringer took the next step in online government transparency when he unveiled “Featured Dashboards” in Checkbook NYC, a new tool that provides unprecedented access to subcontractor and M/WBE spending and contract information.

Checkbook NYC has been ranked the top transparency tool in the nation for tracking government spending by the United States Public Interest Research Group, and was named New York City 2013 “Best External Application” by Government Technology Magazine.


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