It felt like the right place to place down roots and lift a household, stated Ms. Hyde, who gave beginning to a boy in July 2021. However the landlord advised the household that it deliberate on elevating the hire by $1,000 on the finish of their yearlong lease, which Ms. Hyde, a instructor, and her husband, who managed a brewery, couldn’t afford.
After negotiating, the owner proposed a $600 enhance, which the couple nonetheless felt they may not pay. They moved on the finish of January to Ms. Hyde’s dad and mom’ dwelling in Yonkers. Ms. Hyde’s commute, which had been half-hour to her faculty in Battery Park Metropolis, is now about 90 minutes.
Nonetheless, she considers herself fortunate to have a spot to remain.
“I don’t know what we’d have finished,” she stated. “We’d have gone into an excessive quantity of debt.”
Ms. Hyde’s landlord didn’t reply to a request for remark.
In some circumstances, the hire will increase are stoking tensions between landlords and lower-income tenants.
Manuel Bejaran, 63, a taxi driver, has lived in his one-bedroom condominium in Inwood, in northern Manhattan, since 1997. In January, the owner advised him the hire was going as much as $1,800 from $1,250, noting that the value of water and fuel had elevated, Mr. Bejaran stated. Mr. Bejaran known as the rise “an abuse.”
Mr. Bejaran’s landlord didn’t reply to requests for remark.
“He’s doing no matter he seems like,” Mr. Bejaran stated of the owner. “He doesn’t respect the tenants.”
Karen Zraick contributed reporting.
Supply: NY Times