Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE)

Through the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE), the City provides rental assistance for head-of-household seniors 62 and older who live in rent-regulated apartments.

The City provides information for SCRIE, including:

  • Eligibility for SCRIE if you are a senior residing in a rent stabilized building
  • Eligibility for SCRIE if you are a senior residing in a Mitchell Lama or any other (non rent stabilized) government regulated development
  • How to apply
  • Status of an application
  • How to renew SCRIE benefits
  • How to make an appeal if you believe you were wrongly denied SCRIE benefits
  • How to fill out a Portability Form if you are a SCRIE recipient and you are moving to a different rent regulated apartment
  • How to report that the building is under new ownership or management, if you are the landlord
  • How to report to the SCRIE program that a SCRIE tenant has moved or died
  • How to correct or update information on your SCRIE record
  • How to request an adjustment of legal rent based on Casado v. Markus court action
A senior's local senior center can also provide assistance with the application process.