Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) Program Information for Tenants

On July 1, 2014 the household income to qualify for SCRIE increased from $29,000 to $50,000. For more information read the SCRIE Income Increase Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
Tenants who qualify for the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) Program can have their rent frozen at their current level and be exempt from future rent increases. For more information you can download "Your Guide to the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) and Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) Programs".

  • Must be at least 62 years old;
  • Rent an apartment that is regulated by the Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) (i.e. rent controlled or rent stabilized apartments or hotel stabilized);
  • Total annual household income of $50,000 or less and;
  • Pay more than one-third of the household's total monthly income for rent.

How to Apply
Mail your completed Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption Initial Application and include all required documents. You may also apply online via AccessNYC. After you apply online you must mail all required documents.

Your benefit must be renewed before your lease ends. To continue getting your SCRIE benefit, mail your completed Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption Renewal Application and include all required documents before the “End Date” stated on your Approval Order. We will mail you a renewal application approximately 60 days before your SCRIE benefit expires. However, if for any reason you do not receive the renewal application, you must still submit a renewal application or your benefit will expire.  For more information, please go to the "Your Guide to the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) and Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) Programs".

Tenant and Applicant Reports
These reports help you check the status of your application, your benefit information and any activity that has taken place relating to your benefit. You must have your Docket number to view your information.

Scroll through the report or use the search function (CTRL-F) to find a docket number. The report is updated weekly. Note: Some files may be large and require a broadband internet connection to download.

SCRIE Tenant Report by Docket Number
Last Updated 12/11/14

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Forms and Reports

     SCRIE  上调贫困收入限额的常见问题及解答
     가장 자주 묻는 질문에 대한 답변 SCRIE 소득 증가
     Часто задаваемые вопросы о повышении планки дохода для программы SCRIE
     Preguntas más frecuentes sobre el aumento en el umbral de ingresos
     para la exención del aumento de alquiler para personas de la tercera
     edad (SCRIE)

Need Help?

  • Visit the SCRIE/DRIE walk-in office from 8:30am - 4:30pm at:
    66 John Street, 3rd Floor
    New York, NY 10038
    Wheelchair Accessible Wheelchair accessible
  • Email Us 
  • Contact 311