The law includes extra protections for senior citizen and disabled Rent Regulated tenants who are subject to eviction or rent increases.
The Rent Laws provide certain protections to senior citizens, disabled tenants and/or their spouses against eviction based on owner occupancy.
Eligible Senior Citizens with a fixed income may qualify to have their rent frozen under the S.C.R.I.E program. Disabled persons may also apply to have their rent frozen under the D.R.I.E program. In NYC, tenants may contact the NYC Department of Finance at 311. Tenants living in Nassau County and Westchester County may call DHCR at (914) 948-4434 to obtain an application and to inquire about their municipalities income and eligibility levels.
Special Rights of Disabled Persons.
These forms are only to be used for tenants in Weschester and Nassau counties.