What to Do if SCRIE Tenant Doesn’t Renew Eligibility for Benefits

The Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE, also known as the NYC Rent Freeze Program) freezes the rent for head-of-household seniors 62 and older who live in rent-regulated apartments. The NYC Department of Finance (DOF) administers SCRIE for rent-regulated (rent-stabilized and rent-controlled) apartments. In order to satisfy the income eligibility requirement, the senior’s household income must be $50,000 or less.

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