The Annual General Adjustment, or AGA, is a percentage cap on the amount of the annual rent increase. Each year, the Rent Program calculates the AGA at 70% of the percentage change in the Consumer Price Index for the 12-month period ending April of each year; provided, however, in no event will the AGA be more than 5% nor less than 1 percent. See Section 6-58.15(A)(PDF, 3MB), AMC.
Landlords who have registered their rental properties and paid the annual program fee are permitted to increase the rent by a percentage less than or equal to the AGA, with no additional attachments or special notice required other than what is necessary under state law when implementing a rent increase.
The AGA is in effect from September 1 until August 31 of the following year. The percentage cap is determined by the AGA in effect on the effective date of the rent increase.
Example: The AGA for the period from Sept. 1, 2021, to Aug. 31, 2022, is 2.7%. The AGA for the period from Sept. 1, 2022, to Aug. 31, 2023, is 3.5%. Regardless of when it was noticed, a rent increase effective Sept. 1, 2022, could not exceed 3.5%. However, if the notice stated that the rent increase was effective one day earlier, on Aug. 31, 2022, then it could not exceed 2.7%.