SCRIE and DRIE Participants to be able to Request Additional Time

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
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 Statement of Basis and Purpose of Rule

The New York City Department of Finance is amending the current rules for the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (“SCRIE”) and Disability Rent Increase Exemption (“DRIE”) Programs.  This rule amendment references the requirements of both the Americans with Disability Act and the New York City Human Rights Law as they relate to deadline extensions for submissions of SCRIE and DRIE renewal applications or other administrative deadlines related to these programs.  These changes concern the designation of representatives for tenants and the provision of medical documentation when applying for deadline extensions for these programs.

SCRIE and DRIE programs are authorized by sections 467-b and 467-c of the New York State Real Property Tax Law and established by chapter 4 (section 26-405), chapter 5 (section 26-509) and chapter 7 (sections 26-601 et seq.) of Title 26 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York.  These programs protect households headed by low-income tenants who are 62 years of age or older or persons with disabilities and who reside in rent regulated dwelling units from rent increases.  For those who qualify, rent is frozen at the time of or prior to application approval, protecting participants from future increases.  Participating landlords receive a property tax credit to cover the increase in rent.