This is the context in which the Rent Guidelines Board gathers for its first meeting of the year on March 14th.
RGB season is an exasperating part of life for many New Yorkers. Without a doubt, landlords and their representatives will argue for sky-high rent increases, as they do every year. Many in the media, who have observed the RGB for years, will dismiss the calls of testifiers and protesters as “squabbling.” But behind it all are countless rent stabilized tenants who are struggling each month just to pay the rent and remain in their homes and communities.
The purpose of the Rent Guidelines Blog is to help make the case for tenants. We will be posting recaps of RGB meetings, analysis of housing data, news on rising rents, tenant stories from this past year, tips for testimonies, and more.
Check back for more to come soon…