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.
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 NYC.gov Email Updates page and select the "NYC Rent Guidelines Board Announcements" newsletter. If you have previously signed up for NYC.gov email updates and wish to subscribe to RGB Announcements, or wish to unsubscribe, visit the NYC.gov Unsubscribe/Modify page instead.
Our website has not yet been fully updated to reflect changes in the new rent law, called the Rent Act of 2015. 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 their website. Please contact DHCR for more information.
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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.
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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
NYC Rent Guidelines Board annually
prepares six research studies:
and Expense Study
Index of Operating Costs
and Affordability Study
to the Rent Stabilized Housing Stock in NYC
- Housing Supply Report
All 2015 reports have been released and may be read and
downloaded in the Housing
Research section of our website.