TFA issued its FY2021 annual report on September 30, 2021.
Download an electronic copy.
On August 5, 2019 the City of New York announced the release of a written debt policy for General Obligation and New York City Transitional Finance Authority Future Tax Secured Bonds. This Policy was updated in September of 2021.
Every day, New York City makes capital investments in its parks, bridges, roads and schools, so that New York continues to be a great place to live, work and visit. Proceeds from TFA bond issuance are used to finance the City’s capital program. Read the Message from TFA's Chairperson.
On September 2, 2021, TFA Announces Successful Sale of $1.2 billion of Future Tax Secured Subordinate Bonds.
Read the September 2, 2021 press release.
On July 15, 2021, TFA sold approximately $813 million Building Aid Revenue Bonds.
Read the July 15, 2021 press release.
The TFA is a public benefit corporation whose primary purpose is to finance a portion of New York City’s capital improvement plan. The New York State Legislature approved the law authorizing the creation of the NYC Transitional Finance Authority on March 5, 1997 (Chapter 16 of the Laws of 1997, the “Act”). The Act included governance by a Board of five directors consisting of the following officials of the City: the Director of Management & Budget (who also serves as Chairperson), the Commissioner of Finance, the Commissioner of Design & Construction, the Comptroller, and the Speaker of the City Council.
The Act has been amended several times to increase the amount of debt the TFA is authorized to issue. Most recently, the Act was amended in 2009 which permitted the TFA to have outstanding $13.5 billion of Future Tax Secured Bonds (excluding Recovery Bonds). In addition, the TFA may now issue additional Future Tax Secured Bonds provided that the amount of such additional bonds, together with the amount of indebtedness contracted by the City of New York, does not exceed the debt limit of the City of New York.
In addition, legislation enacted in April 2006 enables the Authority to have outstanding up to $9.4 billion of bonds, notes or other obligations for purposes of funding costs of the five-year educational facilities capital plan for the City school system, which are to be paid for from New York State Building Aid to be received by the Authority subject to annual appropriation by the New York State Legislature.