Aug. 12 SCRIE/DRIE workshop to be held at Community Center

Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh held a press conference about the DRIE income limit increase on July 24, just moments before the City Council gave its blessing to the increase. Kavanagh is pictured with Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Public Advocate Letitia James, Ellen Davidson of Legal Aid and Council Member Helel Rosenthal

Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh held a press conference about the DRIE income limit increase on July 24, just moments before the City Council gave its blessing to the increase. Kavanagh is pictured with Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Public Advocate Letitia James, Ellen Davidson of Legal Aid and Council Member Helel Rosenthal

A workshop on recent expansion of eligibility for the programs SCRIE and DRIE (income caps for both programs have been raised significantly in both cases to $50,000) will be held at the Stuyvesant Town Community Center on Tuesday, August 12.

State Senators Brad Hoylman and Liz Kruger, Assembly Member Brian Kavanagh and Council Members Rosie Mendez and Dan Garodnick will be co-hosting the event, which is aimed at helping senior and disabled constituents apply for SCRIE and DRIE. One-on-one sessions at which eligible candidates can get personal assistance with their applications, or get their questions answered, will be held 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the community center, located at 449 East 14th Street (on the First Avenue Loop, near 16th Street).

If you are 62 and think you may be newly eligible for SCRIE (Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption) or are 18 or older and eligible for DRIE (Disability Rent Increase Exemption), you can learn how to apply at this event.

The SCRIE and DRIE programs provide exemptions from future rent increases and some MCIs (major capital improvements). They are now within reach of many more ST/PCV residents, due to legislation authored by Kavanagh ecently enacted at city and state levels.

If you plan to attend, call the Community Center at (212) 598-5297, so staffers will know how many to expect.
For those who can’t make it, there will be two additional informational events/registration drives.

One will be at Tompkins Square Library, 331 East 10th Street between Avenues A and B, on Monday, August 11 from 1-3 p.m.
Another will be held at Stein Senior Center, 204 East 23rd Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues, on Tuesday, August 21 from 1-3:30 p.m.

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5 thoughts on “Aug. 12 SCRIE/DRIE workshop to be held at Community Center

    • The TA (on its website) recommends bringing the following to determine eligibility:
      Documents or information to bring so that your eligibility can be determined
      Income information, may include, as appropriate:

      Federal and state tax return
      W2 forms
      1099-SSA
      SSI letter
      1099-R
      Bank or brokerage account year-end statement
      Public assistance benefit letter
      Social Security benefit statement
      Pension/annuity statement
      Signed letter from boarder or roommate stating rental payments
      Public assistance budget statement
      Student status letter for any nonworking students living in your household
      Signed letter from friend or family member stating amount of monetary assistance

      • Thank you for the info. I think I made a coupla hundred over the limit in 2013 because I cashed out an IRA. Maybe next year I can apply.

  1. Very nice. How about some help for the Middle class here. Those with exorbitant increases who have to move away from their homes here.

    • Sorry. I feel your pain. Really! We have a greedy, bloodsucking, opportunistic and unethical landlord. Unfortunately, people who are not so poor, but not so rich, are suffering as a result of this. I hope we have another major RE crash that will knock these bloodsuckers off their feet. You reap what you sow and these a**holes are sowing lottsa bad seed. Hope it really comes back to bite them in their greedy, avaricious, bloodsucking a**es.

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