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A summary of the preliminary vote is now available

The NYC Rent Guidelines Board has posted a summary of the preliminary vote for rent stabilized apartments, lofts, and hotel units for leases renewing between 10/1/2016 and 9/30/2017. The vote was held on May 3, 2016. The full text of these proposed orders will be made available to the public after they have been published in the City Record. The summary is also available in html format (translatable option).

Pre-registration is now open for those wishing to speak at any of the five public hearings (the schedule may be viewed in the About Us section of our website). Call 212-669-7480 and press 0 to register to speak.

The final vote will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 27, 2016 in The Great Hall at Cooper Union.


Entire schedule of 2016 RGB Meetings & Hearings now available

The NYC Rent Guidelines Board has posted the full schedule of meetings, including the date for the hearings and voting meetings. The schedule may be viewed in the About Us section of our website.

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.

Video of recent 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

The first four reports of 2016, the Price Index of Operating Costs, Mortgage Survey Report, Income and Expense Study and Income and Affordability 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 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.


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