#30 Housing Units and Rents

The New York City Housing and Vacancy Survey, conducted every three years by the Census Bureau, provides information about occupied and vacant housing unit types and residential rental rates in New York City. The latest available survey shows that in 2011 there were 3,088,881 occupied housing units in New York City, of which 68.1 percent (2,104,816) were rentals, and 38.6 percent of the rentals were unregulated (market rate). Of the regulated rental units, almost three-fourths (74.3 percent) were rent stabilized, public housing accounted for 14.3 percent, and rent-controlled and other regulated units accounted for 3 and 8.4 percent, respectively.