Overall Recommendations:

In FY18, the City Council committed $5 million for 11 key YWI designations, eight of which are designated to community-based organizations (CBOs), and three are directly allocated to City agencies.

Improving Data Collection: 

  • The Council passed legislation to collect disaggregated data on sexuality and gender identity, the Asian Pacific American community, and multiracial New Yorkers.
  • The Council will pass legislation ensuring all City agencies collect information necessary to conduct government operations and deliver City services, and impose strict guidelines as to what data the City will disclose to federal officials.

Require City agencies to appoint a Gender Equity Liaison:

  • In FY17, the Council allocated $500K to Department of Education, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of Youth and Community Development, Housing Preservation and Development, and Human Resource Administration, with each agency receiving $100,000. In FY2018 the Council fought to baseline these positions ensuring these positions remain part of City operations.