Pay and Demographics Report, September 2023

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This is the third annual publication of the Pay and Demographics Report on City of New York agency workforce pay and employment information in compliance with Local Law 18 of 2019. The Report is based on municipal workforce data as of December 31, 2021. 1. Background Local Law 18 of 2019 (LL18) requires the Department […]

Fighting Source of Income Discrimination

The NYC Commission on Human Rights partnered with MODA to assist in identifying sites of potential income discrimination. Overview The New York City Human Rights Law prohibits housing providers from discriminating against potential tenants based on their source of income: whether a potential candidate’s income originated from wages, tips, investments or even public assistance cannot […]

Illegal Conversions

Landlords who illegally carve out additional dwelling units in residential buildings put lives at risk. MODA built a model to help building inspectors visit the most dangerous locations first. Overview Some landlords, hoping to increase rent revenue, modify their buildings to create additional housing units without City approval. Known as “illegal conversions,” this illicit construction […]

Free Lunch For All

One in every 67 Americans under the age of 18 is a public school student in New York City. MODA partnered with the Department of Education to help its Office of School Support Services deliver free lunch to them all. Overview Providing free universal lunch to all students The National School Lunch Program, administered by […]

Legionnaires’ Disease Response

MODA assisted in a citywide response effort after an outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease. Overview On July 17, 2015, the Bureau of Communicable Disease of the New York City (NYC) Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) detected an abnormal number and distribution of Legionnaires’ disease (LD) cases in the South Bronx. This cluster of cases […]

Universal Pre-K Rollout

When City Hall expanded free early years education to more than 50,000 four-year-olds across the five boroughs, MODA stepped in to provide crucial data management and analytics support. Overview “On receiving – winning the funding in Albany on April 1st, 2014 to take our full day Pre-K program from 20,000 students to 53,000 students, we […]

Tenant Harassment Prevention

MODA helped the Tenant Harassment Prevention Taskforce focus inspection and enforcement resources where risk is highest. Overview Finding the worst cases of tenant harassment in NYC. In February 2015, the City of New York created a new Tenant Harassment Prevention Taskforce to protect residents of rent stabilized homes. There are some 1 million rent stabilized […]

Predicting Injury Outcomes using Data Linkage

Predicting which traffic crashes result in severe injuries helps to prioritize locations for street safety redesign. Overview Using linked crash and hospital data we were able to evaluate DOT’s formula for assigning severity to pedestrian crashes. Our findings confirm that the current formula, which relies on police officer’s reporting of injury, largely tracks with hospital […]