Q & A on DHCR's J-51 Rent Registration Initiative
In January, Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered owners who received J-51 tax benefits to re-register 50,000 units for rent protection. This followed New York courts’ decisions that any apartment subject to rent stabilization at the time that the J-51 benefits were received must register those units as rent stabilized. The order affected 4,149 buildings throughout the city; 1,986 in Manhattan, 859 in Brooklyn, 741 in Queens, 657 in the Bronx, and 16 on Staten Island.