De Blasio Names 3 to Rent Board as Annual Fight on Increases Nears

New York Times
New York City

Mayor Bill de Blasio has appointed three new members of the board that sets rents for about one million rent-stabilized apartments in the city, completing the process of filling all nine seats with his selections just in time for the annual fight over rent increases.

This year the decisions of the Rent Guidelines Board will also play out against the backdrop of an even bigger fight in Albany over the renewal of state rent laws. Mr. de Blasio, who is focused on increasing and retaining affordable housing, is lobbying the State Legislature to strengthen rental protections to curb the number of stabilized units taken out of regulation each year.

Among the three named is K. Sabeel Rahman, Rhodes 2005. To read more, please click here