Rent-regulated housing overview


In 2017, for the first time in 15 years of losses in rent-regulated housing units in New York City, over 4,000 units of inventory were added to the number of rent-stabilized housing units. The following year continued that trend with 4,377 more units added. 

However, even with significant additions, the subtractions outweighed them. Throughout the boroughs, 7,468 units were destabilized total. Manhattan saw the most subtractions with 3,873, a 3.6 percent increase from the year prior.


Building Demolitions in New York City, 2012-2018

 BronxBrooklynManhattanQueensS.I.Total
20121212841444341391,122
2013105367145453$2161,286
2014125454121555$2581,513
2015116668225$612$2661,887
2016139642178655$2351,849
20171365731145793201,722
20181906611466242671,888
Department of Buildings. The data from 2018 is the most recent data available.

Subtractions from the Stabilized Housing Stock by Borough, 2018

 BronxBrooklynManhattanQueensS.I.Total
High-Rent Income Deregulation7295419-109
High-Rent Vacancy Deregulation1751,1972,276941$394,628
Co-op/Condo Conversion98259210223$1791
421a Expirations2080806$79$311,016
J-51 Expirations-1032684-375
Substantial Rehabilitation612167141209
Commercial/Professional Conversion--61-7
Other258018642-333
Total Subtractions3311,8693,8731,323727,468
Source: NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR), Office of Rent Administration, annual registration data. High-Rent Vacancy occurs when a tenant moves into a vacant apartment and the

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