Today it was announced that New York City Mayor’s Public Engagement Unit will be partnering with the HealthyNYC Expo, in East New York, to educate seniors, people with disabilities, and caregivers about the NYC Rent Freeze Program, which includes the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) and Disabled Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE). The program helps eligible tenants on a fixed income continue to afford their rent and stay in their home.
The SCRIE program allows seniors and people with disabilities to freeze their rent, ensuring their housing expenses will not increase. Representatives from the Mayor’s Public Engagement Unit will be at the HealthyNYC Expo, Saturday September 8, 2018, to help community members learn about the Rent Freeze program and assist interested seniors and people with disabilities complete their enrollment application.
“We are determined to bring resources directly to seniors throughout New York City”, stated Vernon Jones, Sr., founder of the HealthyNYC and New York for Seniors initiatives. “New York City is a great city for seniors, if they know how to navigate the system. Our goal is to assist with that navigation, by educating seniors and caregivers about the city’s existing programs, through our digital media platforms, and events like the HealthyNYC Expo. We are excited that the PEU has agreed to become a partner in the HealthyNYC Expo, specifically to educate seniors about the SCRIE program. This is what we consider an important resource for seniors.”
If your elderly parent, family member or friend could benefit from the Rent Freeze program, then it is important for you to bring them to the HealthyNYC Expo. You can Register Here. Besides the opportunity to access the Rent Freeze program, the HealthyNYC Expo will include live jazz, blood pressure screenings, giveaways, refreshments, home care information, healthcare information, and additional resources for seniors and the entire family.
Congressman Ed Towns is the host of the ‘Senior Pavilion’ section of the HealthyNYC Expo, Councilman Rafael Espinal is a supporter, and sponsors include Fidelis Care, Healthfirst, Kings County Hospital, United Healthcare, Bare snacks, Tradition Home Care and more.
To become a vendor, community partner or volunteer of the HealthyNYC Expo, contact Kym Swain at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 718-285-9351.
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