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Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption

Need to prevent a rent increase?

Quick Facts
What is it?
Administered by the Department of Finance, SCRIE provides protection from rent increases for low- to moderate-income seniors living in rent-regulated apartments.

What do you get? If you meet eligibility criteria, your monthly rent will be adjusted to the level prior to the increase. For example, if your rent increases from $600 to $700 per month, SCRIE will cover the $100 difference and you will continue paying $600 per month.

How long do you get it?
To remain eligible, you must renew your benefits every two years. If you have signed a one-year lease, the benefits must be renewed each year when the lease expires.
Look Out
  • When your benefits end after one or two years (depending on the lease), your landlord is required by law to extend your SCRIE-level rent for up to six months.
  • Failure to renew your benefits in the appropriate time will result in their termination.