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A summary of the preliminary vote is now available

The NYC Rent Guidelines Board has posted the proposed guidelines for rent stabilized apartments, lofts, and hotel units for leases renewing between 10/1/2015 and 9/30/2016.

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 proposed guidelines may also be viewed and comments may be submitted on the Rules of the City of New York Information Center (NYC Rules) website.

Pre-registration is now open for those wishing to speak at any of the four public hearings (the schedule may be viewed in the About Us section of our website). Call 212-385-2934 to register to speak.

The final vote will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2015.


Entire schedule of 2015 RGB Meetings now available

The NYC Rent Guidelines Board has posted the 2015 schedule of public meetings and hearings. The full schedule may be viewed on our Schedule of Meetings page.

Video of the first five RGB public meetings of 2015, including the preliminary vote, is also available from links on our Schedule of Meetings page.

The NYC Rent Guidelines Board now 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.


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

The first four reports of 2015, the Price Index of Operating Costs (PIOC), Income and Affordability Study, Mortgage Survey Report and Income and Expense (I&E) Study, 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 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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