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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 pleased to offer the newest edition of our annual publication, Housing NYC: Rents, Markets and Trends 2017. With the most recent statistics on economic trends; changes in the housing supply; owner revenues and costs; multifamily mortgages; and tenant income and affordability, Housing NYC is a extensive collection of research on the state of New York City's rental housing market. Housing NYC: Rents, Markets and Trends 2017 includes all six NYC Rent Guidelines Board studies produced this year: Income and Expense Study; Housing Supply Report; Price Index of Operating Costs; Income and Affordability Study; Mortgage Survey Report; and Changes to the Rent Stabilized Housing Stock in NYC in 2016. In addition, the book contains 2017-2018 apartment, loft and hotel guidelines adopted by the Board; data from the most recent 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); $35 (CD); $50 (book & CD combo), plus tax & shipping.


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

On June 27, 2017, the NYC Rent Guidelines Board adopted renewal lease guidelines for rent stabilized apartments, lofts and hotels effective October 1, 2017.

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

Videos of all 2017 (and earlier) 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 emails 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

All six reports for 2017 have been released, and may be read and downloaded in the Housing Research 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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