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The RGB's annual compendium of research is now available for purchase exclusively through CityStore

The NYC Rent Guidelines Board is pleased to announce the release of the latest edition of our annual publication, Housing NYC: Rents, Markets and Trends 2016.

With the most recent statistics on tenant income & affordability; economic trends; owner revenues and costs; multifamily mortgages; and changes in the housing supply, Housing NYC: Rents, Markets and Trends 2016 is a comprehensive collection of research on the state of New York City's rental housing market.

The publication features all six NYC Rent Guidelines Board studies produced in the past year: Price Index of Operating Costs; Income and Affordability Study; Income and Expense Study; Mortgage Survey Report; Housing Supply Report; and Changes to the Rent Stabilized Housing Stock in NYC in 2015. In addition, the book contains 2016-2017 apartment, loft and hotel guidelines adopted by the Board; data from the most recent NYC Housing and Vacancy Survey; and a glossary of rent regulation terms.

Housing NYC, published in book and CD format, may be ordered exclusively through CityStore. Price: $35 (book or CD); $50 (book & CD combo), plus tax & shipping.



Find out how much rent can increase in rent stabilized apartments, lofts & hotels

You may view and download the Orders and Explanatory Statements detailing the current and previously issued guidelines for apartments, lofts and hotels in the Rent Guidelines section of our website.

The NYC Rent Guidelines Board offers email notices of upcoming meetings and hearings. To subscribe to our notices, visit the Email Updates page and select the "NYC Rent Guidelines Board Announcements" newsletter. If you have previously signed up for email updates and wish to subscribe to RGB Announcements, or wish to unsubscribe, visit the Unsubscribe/Modify page instead.

Video of RGB public meetings, hearings, and votes are available on YouTube. Video will be posted within three days following each meeting and hearing.


Read the research reports that the RGB uses to determine the guidelines

The NYC Rent Guidelines Board annually prepares six research studies:

  • Income and Expense Study
  • Price Index of Operating Costs
  • Income and Affordability Study
  • Changes to the Rent Stabilized Housing Stock in NYC
  • Mortgage Survey Report
  • Housing Supply Report

All six reports have been released in 2016 and may be read and downloaded in the Housing Research section of our website.

A great place to get answers to the most frequently asked housing questions

Have a question? We may have the answer!

  • How do I find an affordable apartment?
  • Can I have a roommate?
  • Am I allowed to sublet my apartment?
  • May I break by lease?
  • Is the rent I'm paying legal?
  • How can I get something fixed in my apartment?

Answers to these and many other questions may be found in the FAQ section of the Housing Resources section of our website.


Looking for an apartment in NYC can be a challenge, but our online resources may help

RGB Apartment Guide
Whether you're new to the Big Apple or a lifelong resident, the Apartment Guide section of our website offers a wealth of useful resources, including a top-ten list of important info, apartment hunting links, what to know before you sign a lease and much more.

NYC Housing Connect
NYC Housing Connect is a portal to search and apply for affordable housing opportunities in New York City. On the site, you can learn how to apply for affordable housing; view current and upcoming housing opportunities; and apply to housing options for which you may qualify.


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