Help For Older Homeowners

The Center for NYC Neighborhoods is offering assistance to older homeowners. Learn about free financial and legal assistance for senior homeowners in New York City. Get help! Before making any financial decisions about your home, make sure you know the facts!

Call 311 and ask for the Center for NYC neighborhoods or reach them directly 646-786-0888. Their network of professional nonprofit service providers can assist you with the following services at no cost to you:

  • Estate Planning and Financial Counseling
  • Home Repair and Retrofitting
  • Mortgage Loans Modifications
  • Tax Liens
  • Legal Help

Free help is just a phone call away.

SCRIE and DRIE applications now available

Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE)  and Disabled Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) forms are now available for the 2017 year. These applications assist seniors and the disabled with obtaining rent freezes. The applications can be downloaded and completed online, or obtained from the CB8 office.

Applications can be obtained here.

In addition, if you lost your SCRIE or DRIE benefits in the past for failure to recertify on time, the Dept. of Finance (DOF) wants you to know that if you were receiving this benefit from December 1, 2011 onward and were unable to renew your Rent Free benefit because you needed more time due to a disability or physical impairment,  you could still be eligible for the benefit. According to the DOF, tenants/applicants who lost the benifit, then re-entered the program at a higher frozen rent should submit the “application for Additional Time to Renew Lapsed Benefit” form. If you are a tenant/applicant who lost your benefit and have not subsequently re-entered  SCRIE/DRIE, you should complete the “Applicaiton for Additional Time to Renew Expired Benefit” form.

These forms are available at the SCRIE/DRIE walk-in center located at 66 John Street, 3rd Floor in Manhattan 

3/29 Event: Senior Resource Fair

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Free Legal Services for All


2/10 Event: Senior Pre-Valentine’s Day Lunch

RSVP is required. please call (718) 260-9191.

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7/29, 8/26, 9/30 MAZii PopUP Digital Lit. Workshops


This is so exciting. Tell your friends, colleagues, older adults, younger adults to join us every last Friday of the month for a digital literacy experience unlike any other. Get tech questions answered and more!

Want to know how to do, what? No problem. Join us with your “THINGY” and we will explore your device together. Please tell your seniors this is the opportunity they have been waiting for. Someone does have the time to sit with, talk to, laugh with, and teach how to do the “thing” they want to do.

Our mission is engage and facilitate both generations in communication via the use of technology. Our latest initiative is to connect 2 million.

To learn more, download the MAZii PopUP Digital Lit. Workshops flyer.

Click here to register yourself or someone you know for our intergenerational POP UP experience.