CCC Summary Of The Preliminary Budget For City Fiscal Year 2019
On February 1, 2018, Mayor de Blasio released his $88.67 billion Preliminary Budget for City Fiscal Year 2019, which begins July 1, 2018.
The Preliminary Budget proposes new investments in Runaway and Homeless Youth Drop-in Centers, the creation of affordable housing through the new Basement Apartment Program, new anti-bullying and restorative justice programs in schools, and the expedited implementation of 3-K.
On the other hand, the City’s Preliminary Budget once again proposes to cut summer programs for over 34,000 middle school students; fails to take steps to address salary parity for teachers and staff in community-based early childhood programs; and would eliminate Bridging the Gap, a program that has added MSWs to schools with high rates of homeless children. Furthermore, the City proposal to add $150 million to the cost of providing shelter to homeless New Yorkers demonstrates the pressing need for the administration to take additional steps to address the well-being of children and families at-risk of homelessness and the over 27,000 children living in NYC shelters.
A detailed list of the Preliminary Budget proposals that impact children and families can be found in the summary.
For more information about the New York City Budget process, you may also read our one-page guide, New York City Budget 101.