Senior Citizens Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) Program

As of July 1st, 2014, the Senior Citizens Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) program will be expanded to cover seniors with incomes of up to $50,000 per year. This is critically important for older New Yorkers living on a fixed income. This is a substantial increase from the current income ceiling of $29,000. To qualify for SCRIE, you must be 62 years or older, live in a rent-regulated apartment, and have an annual household income of $50,000 or less.

If you need further assistance, visit Lenox Hill Neighborhood who offer a SCRIE Assistance Project that serves seniors citywide by calling (212) 744-5022 ext. 1392.