DHCR Increases Air Conditioner Rent Surcharge for 2020-21

The Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) recently announced an increase in this year’s air conditioner rent surcharge for owners who pay for electricity. It set the monthly surcharge at $25.31, up $0.37 from $24.94 last year. This year’s increase reflects a 1.48 percent increase in the price of electricity for electrical inclusion buildings as calculated by the Rent Guidelines Board’s 2020 Price Index of Operating Costs issued in April 2020.

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