The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council

NYC Rent Freeze Program enrollment event
Start Date: 
November 17, 2016 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Topic : 
Social services
Sponsored By: 
Brooklyn Public Library, elected officials
Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch
10 Grand Army Plaza Dweck Auditorium
United States

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 informatio is available at the NYC Rent Freeze Program web site.

To RSVP, call (347) 450-8162 or email

Open to: 
General public (RSVP requested)