So it seems everyone is happy about the possibility of older people finding an apartment for rent in the Bronx and at the same time taking advantage of certain benefits given by the state.
Such is the case of the LGBTQ community (which stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) who showed very pleased with this benefit.
These shiny, happy people think it´s fair for elders have the chance to rent affordable luxury apartments in the Bronx and to use this benefit if they really need to. This will give its tenants tranquility. Knowing that in the worst of the cases they can count with the government.
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The Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption program (known as SCRIE) will freeze rent for tenants over 62 years old who earn less than $50.000/year and for disabled New Yorkers. This way they´ll give the chance to seniors who can´t afford the rent to continue living at their homes without thinking about the possibility of moving. Of course, to apply to this program they must qualify to the conditions mentioned above.
LGBTQ is one of the largest communities in New York and the Bronx isn´t the exception as it offers a wide variety of services specially for clients who identify as LGBT.
Six months ago, the Bronx Community Pride Center closed after his executive director was charged with looting it and, Reyes, a gay Bronx teen said that when that happened, he and his peers felt really upset as they utilized the center for services, support and to find someone to talk to.
So now the community is planning to open another center to serve the borough´s gay and lesbian community. For them what´s most important is to meet the need of the community in this new center.
Since 1996 The Bronx Community Pride Center had offered services from HIV testing to support group and dance classes. Opening a new center will definitely change their lives. Fortunately they have good news about getting more affordable places to live, as Brooklyn and the Bronx will host housing developments aimed at LGBT seniors.
These two housing developments will be available for all seniors who meet certain requirements. They will have services and Advocacy for LGBT elders centers that will offer support for residents so now they can have their own apartment for rent in Bronx.
The Ingersoll and the Crotona Senior Residences will be the first of their kind in New York, a place where people who identify with LGBT will be happy to find their own place to live and share their lives!