The Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE, also known as the NYC Rent Freeze Program) is an exemption against future rent increases for eligible disabled persons living in rent-controlled, rent-stabilized, Mitchell-Lama and other eligible apartments. Applicants must meet certain eligibility requirements for DRIE benefits.
Landlords of DRIE tenants will receive tax credits to make up the difference between the frozen rent and what the DRIE tenants would be paying without the benefit.
For assistance with DRIE, including enrollment, renewals, appeals, transfers, and adjustments, tenants and landlords can contact the Department of Finance's DRIE Unit online, 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.
You can contact the DRIE Ombudsperson for help resolving issues with your application or benefits.