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Community Partnership Helps Seniors
- January 31, 2012
Since January of 2011, Paul, Weiss lawyers have assisted qualified low-income senior citizens to apply for the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) program. This New York City program allows low-income seniors age 62 and older to freeze their rent at its current level. Once approved for the program, all future rent increases are paid by the city to the landlord in the form of a property tax abatement.
To date, Paul, Weiss and a corporate client have staffed 19 clinics at the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House's two senior centers. 95 people have attended the clinics and 78 applications have been submitted on their behalf, with 48 applications approved. Paul, Weiss lawyers and paralegals have spent over 250 hours helping our clients obtain this financial assistance.