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NOTE: The Rent Guidelines Board's phone line is currently out of service. Until the phone line is fixed, we suggest you contact us via email: For immediate assistance, please call 311 for general housing questions or the NYS Division of Housing (718-739-6400) for rent stabilization questions. Thank you for your patience. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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

The first two reports of 2014, the Income & Affordability Study and the Mortgage Survey Report, as well as a Special Report, Comparing the Price Index of Operating Costs (PIOC) and the RGB Income and Expense (I&E) Study, may be read and downloaded in the Housing Research section of our website.


Initial schedule of 2014 RGB Meetings now available

The NYC Rent Guidelines Board has posted the schedule of several upcoming public meetings. The initial schedule may be viewed in the About Us section of our website.

Video of the first two RGB public meetings is now available on YouTube.


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

The NYC Rent Guidelines Board adopts renewal lease guidelines for rent stabilized apartments, lofts and hotels each year.

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.


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 a new 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 Online Affordable Housing Resource Center
The NYC Affordable Housing Resource Center offers information on all aspects of City housing, including renting an apartment, buying a home, affordable housing lottery listings, apartment maintenance issues and 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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