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NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development
Residential Tenants

Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption Program

Through the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption Program (SCRIE) people 62-years or older with yearly incomes below $29,000 may be eligible for exemption from all or some increases in rents, carrying charges, capital assessment or voluntary capital contributions. Depending on the type of housing in which you live, you may be eligible for assistance:

  • Senior citizens who live in Mitchell-Lama and Redevelopment Company developments, Article XI co-ops established under the Private Financing Housing Law, and Federally-assisted co-ops can call (212) 863-8494 for more information.
  • Senior citizens who live in rent-regulated apartments should call New York City's Department of Finance at 311 for information about SCRIE.
  • Senior citizens who own homes, condominiums or private non-governmentally supervised co-ops may be eligible for the Senior Citizen Homeowner Exemption Program. For questions regarding this program, please visit New York City's Department of Finance or call 311.  
  • For information on the Disability Rent Increase Exemption Program (DRIE), click here or call 311.  

Senior citizens who lease apartments that are not rent regulated are not eligible for SCRIE benefits.

You may download the following SCRIE applications:

                                                                    > Instructions and Application for the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) Program (PDF)  

                                                                    > Instructions and Application for the Capital Assessment or Voluntary Capital Contribution Exemption Program (PDF)

If you currently receive SCRIE and are moving to an apartment that is exempt under programs administered by HPD or DOF, you must submit a completed Portability Request and SCRIE application form.    

                                                                    > Portability Request Form (PDF)


These applications are available in .PDF format. To download and print them, you will need the latest copy of the Adobe Acrobat Reader. This program can be downloaded for free from this link: "Acrobat and the Web."

  


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