Tax Abatement on Rent Controlled Properties Occupied by Senior Citizens (SCRIE)

Tax Abatement on Rent Controlled Properties Occupied by Senior Citizens (SCRIE)

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY — If you are New Rochelle senior citizen living in a rent controlled property, you may be eligible to have part of your rent subsidized. Section 467-b of the New York State Real Property Tax Law enables the City of New Rochelle to participate in the SCRIE program (Senior Citizen Rebate Incentive Eligible Program.) Under the SCRIE program, the City pays landlords the difference between actual rent and the allowable rent under DHCR based on household income.

Eligibility requirements are as follows:

62 years old or disabled

Rent an apartment that is regulated by NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) that is rent controlled or rent stabilized

Pay more than one-third of the household’s total monthly income for rent

Have a household income of less than $40,000 per year

For more information contact:

Seniors – New Rochelle Office for the Aging 914-235-2363

Disabled – Disabled on the Move (914) 968-4717