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)
                             [Revised 1/95]

     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.

         Westchester

         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

         Nassau

         Town of North Hempstead
         Thomaston
         Great Neck
         Great Neck Plaza

For more information or assistance, call or visit your local District Rent
Office.

Nassau
50 Clinton St. 6th Fl.
Hempstead, NY   11550
(516) 481-9494

Westchester
55 Church St.
White Plains, NY 10601
(914) 948-4434



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