Distribution of Utility Arrears in New York State
ECONOMIC AND POLICY INSIGHTS
The devastating number of job losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic led to a significant increase in residential customers owing money to their utility companies. Over the course of the pandemic, the amount in arrears increased significantly for all utilities and more than doubled on a statewide basis. In March 2022, one in eight residential customers were in arrears—more than 1.2 million customers statewide, with $1.8 billion owed to utility companies across the State.
COVID-19 Relief Program Tracker
BILLIONS IN NEW FEDERAL DOLLARS FLOWING TO NEW YORK
This tool monitors spending of federal recovery aid and COVID-19 relief programs in the State. The dashboard explains each federal and State program, and how much has been received and spent to date. The data is updated monthly and New Yorkers can use the tool to understand how federal aid is used and to inform future conversations about budget priorities.
Open Book New York
SEARCH STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCIAL RECORDS
Comptroller DiNapoli wants New Yorkers to know how their tax dollars are spent. Without transparency in government, there cannot be accountability. Open Book New York provides comprehensive financial data on State contracts, payments, spending and more.