About the RGB

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. 

For information on the how the RGB annually determines the guidelines, see the Explanation of the Rent Guidelines Process section.

For a comprehensive look at the RGB, read An Introduction to the NYC Rent Guidelines Board and the Rent Stabilization System which looks at the structure, function and history of the Board and its role in the rent stabilization system.

Email Updates

Sign up to receive periodic updates about upcoming meetings, hearings and votes via email from the RGB.

Board and Staff

The RGB consists of nine members, all of whom are appointed by the Mayor, as well as a research and support staff of four employees.

History: Rent Regulation and the RGB

An introduction to the New York City Rent Guidelines Board covers the structure, function and history of the Board and its role in the rent stabilization system.

Contact the RGB

How to contact the RGB board and staff.

Memoranda of Understanding

Local Law 40 of 2011 requires agencies to post certain memoranda of understanding and similar agreements ("MOUs") entered into among governmental agencies. The NYC Rent Guidelines Board has not identified any covered MOUs or similar agreements to date. Please check back for future updates.