Two Brooklynites added to Rent Guidelines Board by Mayor Adams


Mayor Eric Adams has appointed two new members to the New York City Rent Guidelines Board, bringing in decades of experience in affordable housing.

Genesis Aquino joins the board as a tenant member, while Doug Apple will serve as a public member. Both reside in Brooklyn.

The Rent Guidelines Board is responsible for setting the maximum rent increase for nearly one million rent-stabilized apartments in New York City. Mayor Adams praised both appointees, citing the valuable combination of policy expertise and on-the-ground experience that Aquino and Apple bring to the board.

“Doug Apple and Genesis Aquino bring an invaluable combination of policy expertise and on-the-ground experience to serve as stewards of our rent-stabilized housing on the Rent Guidelines Board,” Mayor Adams said in a statement. “Their decades of service in government and nonprofits exemplify their deep commitment to their neighbors and communities, and I know they will draw on the totality of their experiences to serve New Yorkers well on the Rent Guidelines Board.”