As a result of a class action lawsuit settlement with the Department of Finance, renters who were unable to appeal or renew their Senior Citizen or Disability Rent Increase Exemption after December 1, 2011, because they needed more time due to a physical or mental impairment are now eligible to have their benefits restored or reduced.Lost Your Rent Freeze?
"Age-friendly NYC: New Commitments for a City for All Ages" has nearly 90 initiatives from dozens of City agencies and community groups. These initiatives address needs in areas such as housing, health, safety, and the arts - all with the goal of helping older New Yorkers age in place with dignity.
The Department for the Aging’s Annual Plan Summary (April 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019) outlines demographics of older New Yorkers, supportive-service needs, program initiatives, and advocacy objectives. The Annual Plan is an important road map for the Department.
The "Aging in Place Guide for Building Owners: Recommended Age-Friendly Residential Building Upgrades" contains dozens of helpful guidelines and upgrades to help landlords make cost-effective, common sense renovations that can save lives by preventing falls and other hazards.