Good news! On August 25th, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation that will increase the income eligibility to qualify for the Senior Citizen and Disabled Homeowners’ Exemption programs. The new income threshold is $58,399. Please help us spread the word!
Homeowners with annual income of $58,399 or less are now eligible to receive the Senior Citizen Homeowners’ Exemption (SCHE) or Disabled Homeowners’ Exemption (DHE).
Who may be eligible
How it works
How to apply
Why YOU should apply
Already receiving SCHE or DHE? Take no action! Any increases to your benefit will appear on your January 2018 property tax bill—with a retroactive credit to July 1, 2017.
Previously denied because your income was too high? Take no action! If your income is $58,399 or less, we will apply the benefit to your account automatically, beginning with your January 2018 property tax bill—with a retroactive credit to July 1, 2017.
— NYC Department of Finance
If you own a house that is listed on the State and National Registers of
Historic Places individually or is contributing to a listed historic district and
located in an eligible census tract, you may qualify for a state historic
rehabilitation tax credit equal to 20% of the repair costs.
▪ You must own and live in the house.
▪ The repair costs must exceed $5,000 and you must spend at least 5% on exterior work.
▪ All the work must be approved by the Division for Historic Preservation before you begin.
A wide range of work items are eligible, including the repair of walls, floors, chimneys, doors and windows as well as new roofs, mechanical systems, electrical wiring and plumbing. The credit does not cover work outside the house, such as landscaping, fencing and new additions.
For tax credit information, applications and assistance, click here or call 518-237-8643.
Tuesday May 2, 2017
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM Bethany United Methodist Church, 1208 St Johns Place, Brooklyn, NY 11213
Bethany United Methodist Church, 1208 St Johns Place, Brooklyn, NY 11213
New York State Senator Jesse Hamilton, in partnership with The Department of Finance, the Department of Environmental Protection, and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, will provide one-on-one assistance, answering lien sale questions and provide resources
Note: each year, the Department of Finance sells tax liens. If your property has unpaid debt that qualifies for a lien sale, they can sell your lien debt to an authorized buyer!
For more information, call (718) 284-4700.
Did you know that since 2010, almost 3,000 New Yorkers have have been victims of foreclosure rescue scams? Legitimate help with your mortgage is just a phone call away.
Free, professional advice is available through the NYS Attorney General’s Homeowner Protection Program (HOPP). Call 1-855-466-9456 (1-855-HOME-456) today to connect with a qualified legal services or housing counseling professional.
You can also visit www.AGScamHelp.com.
Beginning Monday, November 16, 2015, low-income New York City homeowners and renters can apply for assistance paying their utility or heating bills through New York State’s Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP). This program is for U.S. citizens and qualified aliens.
Regular HEAP season is scheduled to run from November 16, 2015, to March 15, 2016. The Regular HEAP benefit is based on income, household size, primary heating source, and whether a vulnerable household member is included.
Emergency HEAP opens January 4, 2016, and is scheduled to close March 15, 2016. HEAP emergency benefits provide additional assistance to:
Heating Equipment Repair or Replacement (HERR) opened on November 9, 2015, and will close when funding runs out. HERR benefits provide assistance for repair or replacement of essential primary-home heating equipment that is owned by the applicant.
All HEAP programs’ closing dates depend on available funding.
Referral Phone Numbers
For more information on HEAP, constituents can call 800-692-0557.
Homebound individuals can request HEAP information or a home visit at 212-331-3150.
HEAP applications are available online Monday, November 16, 2015, at the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) website at otda.ny.gov/programs/heap/apply and through ACCESS NYC at www.nyc.gov/accessnyc.
Constituents can also call Infoline (718-557-1399) to have an application mailed to them. The caller’s mailing address and information will be entered in Infoline’s PikPak to request a HEAP application in any of 8 languages – English, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Korean, or Italian.
New York City residents CANNOT apply online; they must submit their completed and signed application by mail or in person at a HEAP office, listed below.
|HEAP Season 2015-2016 Office Addresses|
|122 East 124th Street||Monday – Friday||lobby||Manhattan||10035|
|1932 Arthur Avenue||Monday – Friday||lobby||Bronx||10457|
|1775 Grand Concourse||Monday-Friday||lobby||Bronx||10453|
|503 Clermont Avenue||Monday – Friday||2nd||Brooklyn||11238|
|3050 West 21st Street||Monday – Friday||3rd||Brooklyn||11224|
|88 3rd Avenue||Monday – Friday||1st||Brooklyn||11217|
|1 Metro Tech Center||Monday – Friday||lobby||Brooklyn||11201|
|1535 Pitkin Avenue||Monday – Friday||lobby||Brooklyn||11212|
|165-08 88th Avenue||Monday – Friday||6th||Queens||11432|
|89-67 162nd Street||Monday – Friday||lobby||Queens||11432|
|33-28 Northern Blvd||Monday – Friday||lobby||Queens||11101|
|325 Beach 37th Street||Tuesday, Wednesday||lobby||Queens||11691|
|120-55 Queens Blvd, Rm 225||Monday – Wednesday||2nd||Queens||11424|
|1931 Mott Avenue, Rm 410||Wednesday||4th||Queens||11691|
|136-20 38th Avenue||Tuesday – Thursday||lobby||Queens||11354|
|10 Richmond Terrace||Monday – Friday||4th||Staten Island||10301|
|209 Bay Street||Monday – Friday||1st||Staten Island||10301|
|2031 Forrest Avenue||Monday – Friday||lobby||Staten Island||10303|
|HEAP Mailing Address||NYC HEAP
PO Box 1401
Church Street Station
New York, NY 10008