The city is urging senior citizens and New Yorkers with disabilities to apply for the city’s rent freeze program. The program allows senior citizens over 62, and those over 18 with disabilities, who earn less than $50,000 a year to be exempt from future rent increases. Under this program, a property tax credit covers the difference between the actual rent amount and what you (the tenant) are responsible for paying at the frozen rate. The longer you are in the program, the greater the benefit. If you enter the program today, continue to renew and meet all eligibility requirements, the current amount you pay for rent today could be the same in 20 years. If you are a senior or a person with a disability, this website will provide you with all of the necessary information you need, including eligibility requirements, the application process, benefits, renewals and answers to frequently asked questions.