Attorney's General's Housing Guide for Seniors
The NYS Office of Attorney General under Andrew Cuomo has provided a a housing guide for Senior Citizens at this website - http://www.oag.state.ny.us/seniors/housegu.html
Seniors, 62 or older, in rent-regulated apartments (and some other types of units), and whose annual household income is $26,000 or less (for last year) and who pay (or face a rent increase that would case them to pay) one-third or more of that income in rent may be eligible for a Senior Citizen rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE).
The NYC Dept of the Aging
2 Lafayette Street
New York NY 10007
In addition, disabled tenant's receiving eligible disability-related financial assistance with incomes of $17,580 or less for individuals and $25,212 or less for a couple facing rents equal to or more than one-third of their income may be eligible for the Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE).
NYC Dept of Finance
59 Maiden Lane, 20th Floor
New York NY 10038
For more Information
Visit the city's website at http://www.nyc.gov or call 311.