To Qualify for the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) program, you must:
Be at least 62 years old;
Be the Head of Household as the primary tenant named on the lease/rent order or have been granted succession rights in a rent controlled, rent stabilized or a rent regulated hotel apartment;
Have a combined household income for all members of the household that is $50,000 or less; and
Spend more than one-third of your monthly household income on rent.
For additional SCRIE information read the Frequently Asked Quesitons
SCRIE Applicants living in a Housing Development (HDFC) or Mitchell-Lama apartments must contact the Department of Housing, Preservation and Development (HPD) to apply for SCRIE. For applications and more information, please call 212-863-8494 or visit nyc.gov/hpd.
To Qualify for the Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) program, you must:
Be at least 18 years old;
Be named on the lease or the rent order or have been granted succession rights in a rent controlled, rent stabilized, rent regulated hotel apartment or an apartment located in a building where the mortgage was federally insured under Section 213 of the National Housing Act, owned by a Mitchell-Lama development, Limited Dividend housing company, Redevelopment Company or Housing Development Fund Corporation (HDFC) incorporated under New York State's Private Housing Finance Law;
Have a combined household income that is $50,000 or less;
Spend more than one-third of your monthly household income on rent; and
You must have been awarded one of the following:
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.
For additional DRIE information read the Frequently Asked Quesitons