CityLab staffer Laura Bliss introduces us to a new tool that lets you know if an apartment is rent regulated.
As of 2011, there were 986,840 rent-stabilized apartments in New York City, about 45% of the total housing stock. Yet many New Yorkers who live in rent-stabilized units (or who used to) don’t know that they do, because their landlords never told them so, according to Bliss.
How do you find out if you live in a regulated apartment? “Am I Rent Stabilized?” is a great place to start.
Through a Freedom of Information Act request to the New York State Homes and Community Renewal, cartographer Chris Henrick obtained data on all New York City buildings with rent-stabilized units.