DHCR Information

NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal

  • Rent Control
  • Rent Stabilization

In New York State and New York City, the Rent Regulatory laws of Rent Stabilization and Rent Control are administered by the Office of Rent Administration ("ORA") of the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal ("DHCR"). DHCR has jurisdiction over rent regulated apartments in New York City, Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk Counties, and in various other locals within New York State.

Many perceive DHCR as a bureaucratic nightmare -- an agency out of control with little accountability and even less rationality. And there's plenty of evidence to back that up (and you can find much of it on TenantNet). The information provided below was provided by DHCR, which is why the reader should be careful in what to believe. Although the laws and codes are still on the books, they've been effectively gutted and undermined by politicians from both major political parties.

Electronic versions of the documents on TenantNet are for informational purposes only and there is no guarantee they will be accepted by any court (or even DHCR) as true copies of DHCR policy. The reader is advised to obtain true copies of these documents from DHCR. Every attempt has been made to conform to the original documents as issued by DHCR. TenantNet makes no representation the enclosed material is current or will be applied as written. The reader is advised that DHCR often fails to properly apply, interpret or enforce housing laws and that various sections of the rent laws have changed since these Advisory Opinions were originally issued. Since housing laws are complex and often contradictory, it is recommended the reader obtain competent legal advice from a tenant attorney or counseling from a tenant association or community group.

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