What is SCRIE? (Spanish, Chinese)
This program’s goal is to protect eligible elderly tenants from being priced out of their apartments because of rent increases. The program pays the amount of the increase so that the rent for the tenant stays the same.

Applying for SCRIE for Mitchell-Lama tenants
Department of Housing Preservation and Development,
100 Gold Street,
Room 5K,
NY, NY  10038. 
212-863-8494

Documentation needed

  • Signed copies of your old lease and new lease if you are in a rent-stabilized building.              
  • If you are not in a rent-stabilized building, or you cannot submit copies of both leases, you will need other proof of residence in your specific type of building (see the DRIE application form or contact CIDNY for more details).

How long will it take to find out if I am eligible?
 For information on the status of your SCRIE application (spanish) or appeal form, call the SCRIE unit at 212-232-1757 (voice) or the Department of Finance at 212-504-4115 (TTY). You can also e-mail the Department of Finance at:
www.nyc.gov/html/dof/html/contact/contact_emailcorrespondence.shtml

How do I recertify or renew my SCRIE benefit?
You must complete the Renewal Application and send it with a copy of the new lease or rent order. It should be mailed via “certified mail, return receipt” to the NYC Department of Finance address below, or faxed to 212-232-1757. If you fax it, make sure you get a confirmation that the fax was received, with the same number of pages as you sent.

SCRIE application, appeal or renewal forms and assistance
Online:
http://www.nyc.gov/html/dof/html/property/property_tax_reduc_drie.shtml
Telephone: Reach the Department of Finance at 311 (voice) or 212-504-4115 (TTY)

Mailing the application
Mail the application (spanish) and documents to:
NYC Department of Finance, Attention: SCRIE
59 Maiden Lane – 19th Floor
New York, NY  10038; or
FAX: (212) 232-1757
If you mail the application, send it “certified, returned receipt”.  If you fax it, make sure you get a confirmation that the fax was received, with the same number of pages that you sent.

Documentation for application

  • Signed copies of your old lease and new lease if you are in a rent-stabilized building.              
  • If you are not in a rent-stabilized building, or you cannot submit copies of both leases,you will need other proof of residence in your specific type of building (contact CIDNY for more details).

Getting Help at CIDNY
646-442-4186
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