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.”