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Rent Guidelines

On May 7, 2020, the NYC Rent Guidelines Board proposed guidelines for rent stabilized apartments/lofts and hotels effective October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021. You may view the proposals and information on public hearings in the Public Notice of Proposed Apartment/Loft & Hotel Guidelines.

You can also submit written, audio or video testimony in advance of the hearings on our Submit Testimony webpage.

You may view and download Orders and Explanatory Statements detailing current and previously issued guidelines for apartments, lofts and hotels.

The NYC Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) is mandated to establish rent adjustments for the approximately one million dwelling units subject to the Rent Stabilization Law in New York City. The Board holds an annual series of public meetings and hearings to consider research from staff, and testimony from owners, tenants, advocacy groups and industry experts.

The RGB staff is responsible for providing administrative support to the Board and prepares research regarding the economic condition of the stabilized residential real estate industry including operating and maintenance costs, the cost of financing, housing supply and cost of living indices. The RGB staff engages in year-round research efforts, publishes its reports for use by the public, other governmental agencies and private organizations, and provides information to the public on housing questions.