EAST VILLAGE — Local seniors and residents with a disability can learn more about the city’s rent-freeze programs at a workshop Friday afternoon.
The event — hosted by state Sen. Brad Hoylman, Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh, Councilwoman Rosie Mendez, Good Old Lower East Side and the Legal Aid Society — will help residents figure out if they qualify for the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) or Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) programs, which provide exemptions from future rent increases.
Volunteer attorneys from Legal Aid will be available from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at 535 E. Fifth St. to help tenants sign up for either program or renew their applications. There will also be presentations about accessing Medicaid and Medicare benefits.
Those who wish to attend should bring proof of their date of birth, income for all household members from 2014, prior and current leases signed by the applicant and the landlord, tax statements if taxes were filed last year, and any notices of major capital improvement charges received in the past two years.
Attendees are also encouraged set up an appointment by calling Hoylman’s office at 212-633-8052.