NYC Rent Freeze Program

The NYC Rent Freeze Program, which includes the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) Program and the Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) Program, helps those eligible stay in affordable housing by freezing their rent. 

You may qualify for the NYC Rent Freeze Program if you meet both of these requirements:

  1. Rent an apartment that is rent regulated (rent controlled, rent stabilized, hotel stabilized or Mitchell-Lama) and;
  2. You are a senior citizen or have a disability.

The Department of Finance recognizes that SCRIE and DRIE recipients may have difficulties renewing their enrollment in the Rent Freeze Program due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While SCRIE/DRIE recipients should renew as soon as possible, please note that recipients have an automatic six-month grace period to renew.

This resource is for New York City residents. 

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