Renters are finding it increasingly difficult to find the space they need to live in their current rental.
Renters across the region, with the exception of the New York metro area, have seen rents go up more than 50 percent since 2011, according to a report released by the National Association of Realtors.
The median price of a one-bedroom apartment in the New England region is up $1,000 in the past three years, according the Realtor Federation.
New York, Boston and Philadelphia are among the 10 metro areas that saw the largest increase in rents.
While the number of new renters has risen, the percentage of renters in rent-controlled apartments has fallen.
As the cost of living has risen and the housing stock has decreased, the number and percentage of people in rent controlled apartments has declined.
A study released last week by the Center for American Progress found that in 2011, fewer than 7 percent of renters were renters in rental-stabilized housing.
Now, just 6 percent of all renters are renters in the region.
There are more than 200,000 rental units in the country, with many being for single adults, the report found.
In the Northeast, the median rent for a one room in a two bedroom apartment has jumped $700 since 2011.
For a one bedroom, the average rent is $2,000 a month.
According to the report, the cost for a two-bedroom rental has risen by $400 in three years.
Brenton Jones, a spokesman for the Realty Federation, said that while the cost increase may not seem like much, it could mean a significant change in living conditions for renters in this region.
The rental market in the Northeast has been struggling for years, Jones said.
The average rent for one-bedrooms in the metro area has increased by more than $300 since the start of the recession in 2009.
The median rent in the city of Boston has increased $1 for a single person, Jones noted.
He said that renters who rent out of their own homes often have limited options when it comes to housing, which makes it difficult for them to make ends meet.
“The trend of increasing rents in many parts of the Northeast is a trend that is expected to continue,” Jones said in a statement.