Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) Program Information

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:

  • Live in an eligible apartment
  • Pay more than one-third of the household monthly income for rent
  • Receive disability-related benefits like Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Have a calendar year 2013 household income of $20,412 or less for single-member households, or $29,484 or less for households of two or more

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.