Court Invalidates Prior Years' Low-Rent Supplements

For two subsequent years before this year's Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) order, the RGB authorized a fixed rent increase that affected only tenants who have lived in their apartments for six years or longer and had legal rents of $1,000 or less. Approximately 300,000 apartments had renewal leases executed in 2008 and 2009 that fell under the low-rent supplement criteria in RGB Orders #40 (2008) and #41 (2009).

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