The NYC Rent Freeze Program helps those eligible stay in affordable housing by freezing their rent.

NYC Rent Freeze includes:

  • Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) Program
  • Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) Program

Under this program, a property tax credit covers the difference between the actual rent amount and what you (the tenant) are responsible for paying at the frozen rate.

The longer you are in the program, the greater the benefit. If you enter the program today, continue to renew and meet all eligibility requirements, the current amount you pay for rent today could be the same in 20 years.

If you are a senior or a person with a disability, the NYC Rent Freeze website linked below will give you all of the necessary information you need, including eligibility requirements, the application process, benefits, renewals and answers to frequently asked questions.

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Last Reviewed: March 28, 2023