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.

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