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For leases renewing between 10/1/17 and 9/30/18

On June 27, the Board plans to deliberate upon and take the final vote to set guidelines for 2017 Apartment & Loft Order #49 (covering rent stabilized apartments and lofts) and 2017 Hotel Order #47. The proposals may be viewed here.

The final vote will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 in Mason Hall at Baruch College (17 Lexington Ave, corner of 23rd St). Further details on our Schedule of Meetings page.

All the procedures and proposed guidelines may be found in the Public Notice (in pdf format). The Public Notice is also available in html format (translatable option).

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 emails 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 for 2017 have been released, and may be read and downloaded in the Housing Research section of our website.


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.


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?
  • Can I get help paying my rent?
  • 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 Affordable Housing Programs
The NYC Dept. of Housing Preservation & Development offers a wide variety of programs that create newly constructed or renovated affordable rental housing throughout the five boroughs. HPD and its partners use city subsidies and other financing tools to make these apartments affordable to low-, moderate-, and middle-income individuals and families.


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