SCRIE/DRIE

Tenants who qualify for the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) or the Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) Program can have their rent frozen at their current level and be exempt from future rent increases. 

For SCRIE and DRIE, the total annual household income must be $50,000 or less, and the applicant must pay more than one-third of the household's total monthly income for rent.

For SCRIE eligibility, the applicant must be at least 62 years old. For DRIE eligibility, the applicant must be at least 18 years old and receive Federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Federal Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs disability pension or compensation, or disability-related Medicaid if the applicant has received either SSI or SSDI in the past; and be named on the lease or rent order or have been granted succession rights to the apartment. 

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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