Public comments for: NYC Rent Guidelines Board Proposed Guidelines 2017

Comments

Comment:
Surprised to see you considering lifting the rent freeze when the typical New Yorker is still paying 65% of annual income on rent. Two year leases need to stay at 2% to help our families. 4% will force many New Yorkers to choose the one year lease option to get the lower increase and that is detrimental to families with children who need a stable home. New York City is still the most expensive place to live in the USA and Police Officers, Fire Fighters, Teachers and many other city employees cannot afford to live here.
Agency: RGB
Comment:
Inflation for non-housing items was 1% last year for the NYC region. Please don't allow housing costs to increase the cost of living beyond what other items on our budget do. Keep the rent increase at the lowest proposed, i.e., 1%
Agency: RGB