The citys housing crunch can be complicated to understand, what with tax-break programs, regulations for renters and affordable housing required by law.

Luckily, a new game can help you make sense of it.

The Citizens Housing and Planning Council, a nonprofit advocacy group, launched Inside the Rentlast week.

You play the part of a fictional developer, trying to estimate rents for apartments that are both suitable for the neighborhood and that leave you debt-free.

Its harder than it sounds.

Read more in The New York Times.