Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption

Through the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption Program (SCRIE), people 62-years or older with yearly incomes below $50,000 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.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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 HPD at (212) 863-8494 for more information.
  • Senior citizens who live in rent-regulated apartments should contact New York City's Department of Finance.
  • 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), visit New York City's Department of Finance or call 311.

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