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NYC Rent Freeze Program Enrollment Events
September 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
ENROLL IN THE NYC RENT FREEZE PROGRAM
SENIORS AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES KEEP YOUR RENT FROM INCREASING, IF YOU:
Are 62 years or older or 18 years old with a qualifying disability
Have a household income of $50,000 or less
Live in a rent regulated apartment; and
Spend more than 1/3 of your income on rent
APPLICATION ASSISTANCE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT:
BROOKLYN CENTRAL LIBRARY
10 Grand Army Plaza, Info Commons Room
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Thursday, November 16, 2017
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
NYCHA AND SECTION 8 RECIPIENTS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE
TO RSVP AND FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 917-776-3948
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.
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, this event will provide you with all of the necessary information you need, including eligibility requirements, the application process, benefits, renewals and answers to your questions.
Application assistance will be available to help you enroll. It will be helpful if you bring originals and copies of the following documents:
- Proof of age, such as birth certificate, passport, drivers license or other government ID with your date of birth
- Proof of income for yourself and all household members, such as income tax returns, W2, 1099, Social Security statement, pension statement, IRA or annuity statement, public assistance benefit letter
- Cost of housing, such as prior and current signed lease, preferential rent rider, Notice of Maximum Rent and Certification of Fuel Cost, DHCR annual apartment registration for prior and current year and letter from manager or owner.
More information is available at the NYC Rent Freeze Program web site.