Application forms are available below.
The Department of Finance recognizes that SCRIE and DRIE recipients may have difficulties renewing their enrollment in the Rent Freeze Program due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While SCRIE/DRIE recipients should renew as soon as possible, please note that recipients have an automatic six-month grace period to renew.
If you still have problems renewing due to COVID-19-related concerns after the expiration of the grace period, we will consider this as a basis for granting you an additional six months to renew. There will be no disruption to your benefits during this time. However, please understand that renewal will ultimately be required, and that you should securely maintain all necessary documents for eventual submission.
Download and submit the appropriate form from the list below.
Use this form if you are applying for SCRIE for the first time.
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To request more time or other assistance, you may call 311, write to DOF, schedule a virtual appointment or complete a "Request for an Extension of Time Due to a Disability or Physical or Mental Impairment." This form is also available by contacting 311. You may need to submit medical documentation supporting your request.
If an extension of time or other request for assistance is approved, you will need to submit all renewal documents and meet all of the program's eligibility requirements.