George E. Pataki, Governor Joseph H. Holland, Commissioner
A publication of New York State
Division of Housing and Community Renewal
Office of Rent Administration
ETPA Fact Sheet #4 - Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE)
Tenants who are 62 years old or older may qualify for full or partial
exemption from rent increases in apartments regulated by ETPA in the 14
municipalities outside of New York City that have authorized the exemption
program. Outside NYC, SCRIE is a local option and communities have different
income eligibility limits and exemption allowances.
Senior citizens are eligible if their incomes are below a maximum limit
set by the municipality, and they are paying at least one-third of their
income for rent. Current guidelines provide for a maximum income of $16,500.
In ETPA counties, applications for SCRIE exemptions are made to the Division
of Housing and Community Renewal on the Tax Abatement Certificate and Senior
Citizen Rent Increase Exemption Application and Order [DHCR form RTP-13].
Owners receive certificates for real estate tax payment.
Municipalities with a SCRIE program are listed below.
City of Mount Vernon
City of New Rochelle
City of White Plains
City of Yonkers
Town of Greenburgh
Town of Mamaroneck
Village of Mamaroneck
Village of Pleasantville
Village of Tarrytown
Village of Larchmont
Town of North Hempstead
Great Neck Plaza
For more information or assistance, call or visit your local District Rent
50 Clinton St. 6th Fl.
Hempstead, NY 11550
55 Church St.
White Plains, NY 10601