This section of the RGB website offers tips to help find an apartment and explores some of the basics of housing in New York City (e.g., types of housing, broker information, and what to do before signing a lease).

The Basics

Explore the Rent Guidelines Board’s list of what every New Yorker needs to know about rental housing.

Housing Types

To find the right apartment, you need to understand the different types of housing in New York City and focus your search on the right fit for your household.

Finding an Apartment

Check out our list of the most common ways New Yorkers find apartments.

More to Consider

Things to consider when you find the right apartment, but before you sign anything or pay anyone money.

Broker Info

If you are using a broker to help you find an apartment, make sure the broker is licensed.