Housing Information for Persons with Disabilities

Government Assistance

New York City Department of Finance

The New York City Department of Finance offers information about Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) eligibility.  DRIE programs offer eligible tenants an exemption from rent increases which may result in a reversion to rent paid under a previous lease or rent order. The owner of the building receives a corresponding credit against their real estate taxes from the City of New York.  Applicants must meet ALL of the eligibility requirements.

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New York State Department of Health

The New York State Department of Health provides assisted living resources, including regulations, FAQs and Assisted Living Program application.


The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance: Bureau of Housing and Support Services

The Bureau of Housing and Support Services (BHSS) administers an array of programs to address the problems of homelessness in the State. These programs provide a continuum of services for homeless, at risk and low-income households. BHSS programs are designed to prevent homelessness, provide shelter for the homeless, construct supportive housing for the homeless and offer essential services to stabilize housing situations and increase levels of self-sufficiency.  To accomplish this, BHSS administers the Homeless Housing and Assistance Program (HHAP), as well as a range of support services programs for homeless and at risk families and individuals, including the Homelessness Intervention Program, Supplemental Homelessness Intervention Program, Single Room Occupancy Support Services Program, Emergency Shelter Grants Program, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program, Supported Housing for Families and Young Adults Program, and the Operational Support for AIDS Housing Program. In addition, the Bureau is responsible for the New York State's certification, regulation and inspection of family and single shelters for the homeless.