FAQ's - Rights of Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons
1) Do the Rent Laws provide any special rights for disabled persons?
The Rent Laws provide certain protections to disabled tenants and/or their spouses against eviction based on owner occupancy. See Fact Sheet #20.
2) Does a Senior Citizen on a fixed income have any protection against rent increases?
Eligible Senior Citizens with a fixed income may qualify to have their rent frozen under the S.C.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. See Fact Sheet #21.