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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 proud to offer the 2015 edition of our annual publication, Housing NYC: Rents, Markets and Trends. With the latest statistics on changes in the housing supply; owner revenues and expenses; tenant income and affordability; economic trends; and multifamily mortgages, Housing NYC is a complete collection of the most recent RGB research on the state of New York City’s rental housing market. Housing NYC: Rents, Markets and Trends 2015 includes all six NYC Rent Guidelines Board studies produced in the past year: the 2015 Income and Expense Study; 2015 Price Index of Operating Costs; 2015 Housing Supply Report; 2015 Income and Affordability Study; 2015 Mortgage Survey Report; and Changes to the Rent Stabilized Housing Stock in NYC in 2014. In addition, the book contains 2015-2016 apartment, loft and hotel guidelines adopted by the Board; new data from the 2014 NYC Housing and Vacancy Survey; and a glossary of rent regulation terms.

Housing NYC, published in book and CD format, may be ordered by phone, mail,or in person exclusively through CityStore. For more ordering information, please contact CityStore by dialing 311 (from within NYC) or 212-NEW-YORK (from outside NYC). Price: $35 (book); $30 (CD); $50 (book & CD combo), plus tax & shipping.

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

On June 29, 2015, the NYC Rent Guidelines Board adopted renewal lease guidelines for rent stabilized apartments, lofts and hotels.

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

Videos of all 2015 RGB public meetings, including the preliminary vote; final vote; and public hearings, are available from links on our Meetings page.

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.

The Rent Act of 2015, effective June 15, 2015, impacts rent regulation in a few ways. Notably, the new law effects calculation of vacancy leases; high-rent deregulation; and Major Capital Improvements (MCI's). To view the new law in its entirety, see our Rent Act of 2015 webpage. For assistance, contact the NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR), the agency that regulates rent stabilized apartments in NYC, or visit the DHCR 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.


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 2015 reports have been released and may be read and downloaded in the Housing Research section of our website.


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