Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption Program (SCRIE) Income Eligibility

Ruben Diaz

July 13, 2009

SCRIE 'freezes' rent allowing seniors to remain in their apartments

The 2009 Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) requirements are:

* For rent stabilized apartments, tenants must have a valid one or two year
lease.
*Tent must be at least 1/3 of net monthly income,
* Head of household must be age 62 or older.
* Assets: No limits.
* Income: $29,000 household total.

Applications are available at ACCESS NYC (www.nyc.gov/accessnyc) or by
calling 311 in NYC.