Rents to rise across Westchester
Thousands of Westchester residents living in rent-controlled apartments will soon have to pay more for housing.
During a meeting at the County Courthouse in White Plains last night, the Westchester Rent Guidelines Board voted 5-2 to set rent increases of 2.5 percent for one-year leases and 4 percent for two-year leases.
Landlords were looking for almost 6 percent for one-year leases and 9 percent for two-year leases.
The board also voted to increase any rents below $1,000 by $25 for a one-year lease and $40 for a two-year lease.
There are about 30,000 rent-regulated apartments across Westchester.