Policy Brief | Jan. 2019

Rent Regulation in NYC: How it works, what went wrong, and how to fix it

Oksana Mironova

Summary: This guide provides an in-depth overview of rent regulation. It describes how the system functions today, its evolution over time, and compares it to other forms of rent control in the United States. The guide outlines rent regulation’s citywide impacts, including its role in preventing displacement and its interaction with other housing programs. Rent Regulation in New York City also debunks common myths.

Issues: Affordable Housing

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