The NYC Rent Freeze Program for Seniors (SCRIE), which freezes the rent of qualified senior citizens, is administered by the NYC Department of Finance. Information and an application can be found on their website:
Senior Citizen Rent Freeze/SCRIE Program Information for Tenants
Read the "Housing Guide for Seniors," on the New York State Attorney
General's Office website:
Guide for Seniors (pdf)
The NYC Department for the Aging offers offers information and assistance on their website.
The nyc.gov website has a webpage featuring Housing Options for Seniors.
Information on the special rights of senior citizens living in rent regulated housing can be found in a fact sheet published by the NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR):
Special Rights of Senior Citizens (pdf)
Page Updated 8/19/2015