The Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) is an exemption against future rent increases for eligible disabled persons living in rent-controlled, rent-stabilized, Mitchell-Lama and other eligible apartments. Landlords receive tax credits to make up the difference between the frozen rent and what the DRIE tenants would be paying without the benefit.
Applicants must meet certain eligibility requirements for DRIE benefits, including the following:
For assistance with DRIE, including enrollment, renewals, appeals, transfers, and adjustments, tenants and landlords can email the Department of Finance DRIE Unit at DRIE@finance.nyc.gov, or visit the SCRIE and DRIE Walk-in Office at 66 John Street, 3rd floor, New York, NY , Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
Several community-based organizations also provide assistance with DRIE enrollment.