Senior Citizens

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 -


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).

Apply to:

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).

Apply to:

NYC Dept of Finance
DRIE Exemptions
59 Maiden Lane, 20th Floor
New York NY 10038

For more Information

Visit the city's website at or call 311.

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