ART 11599 Q

                                  STATE OF NEW YORK
                      DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                               JAMAICA, NEW YORK 11433

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          IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE    ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
          APPEAL OF                              DOCKET NO.:  ART 11599-Q   


                      TOMA GHEORGHE,             DRO DOCKET NO.: Q-3109456-R
                                                 ORDER NO.:  CDR 17,455
                                       
                                   PETITIONER    
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


          On  July  3,  1986  the  above-named  petitioner-tenant  filed  a
          Petition for Administrative Review against  an  order  issued  on
          June 2, 1986 by the  District  Rent  Administrator,  10  Columbus
          Circle,   New   York,   New   York,   concerning   the    housing
          accommodations known as Apartment Number 500,  located  at  26-45
          9th Street, Queens, New York wherein the Administrator  dismissed
          the tenant's complaint and thereby terminated the proceeding. 

          The Commissioner has reviewed all of the evidence in  the  record
          and has carefully considered that portion of the record  relevant
          to the issue raised by the administrative appeal.  

          This proceeding was originally commenced by the  tenant's  filing
          of a complaint of rent overcharge on March 30, 1984.

          The owner, in its answer stated that the subject building is  not
          subject to the Rent  Stabilization  Law  and  Code  since  it  is
          subject to the supervision of the U.S. Department of Housing  and
          Urban Development.

          On June 2, 1985 the District Rent Administrator issued  an  order
          dismissing the tenant's complaint on the basis that  the  subject
          premises are subject to the jurisdiction of the  U.S.  Department
          of Housing and Urban Development and thus not  currently  subject
          to the Rent Stabilization Law.

          In his Petition for Administrative Review, the tenant  states  in
          substance that the owner does not want to renew  his  lease;  and
          that if the Division does not act quickly he will be evicted.

          The Commissioner is of the opinion that tenant's Petition  should
          be denied.



          The  Commissioner  notes  that  Section  26-504   of   the   Rent
          Stabilization Law provides, in pertinent part, as follows:






          ART 11599 Q

               This  law  shall  apply  to  .  .  .  class  A  multiple
               dwellings  not  owned  as  a   cooperative   or   as   a
               condominium .  .  .  containing  six  or  more  dwelling
               units  which  were  completed  after   February   first,
               nineteen hundred forty-seven except dwelling  units  (a)
               owned or leased by, or financed by loans from  a  public
               agency or public benefit corporation . .  .,  (c)  aided
               by government  insurance  under  any  provision  of  the
               national Housing Act....

          The records in this case including copies of leases submitted  by
          the tenant reveal that the  subject  building  is  covered  by  a
          mortgage insured under Section 236 of the  National  Housing  Act
          and thus is not currently subject to the Rent  Stabilization  Law
          and Code.  The record further revealed that rents for the subject 
          building  are  set  by  the  Department  of  Housing  and   Urban
          Development at regular intervals.

          Accordingly  the  Rent  Administrator  correctly  dismissed   the
          tenant's complaint.

          THEREFORE,  in  accordance  with  the  provisions  of  the   Rent
          Stabilization Law and Code, it is

          ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby  is,  denied;
          and the  Administrator's  order  be,  and  the  same  hereby  is,
          affirmed.




          ISSUED



                                                                      
                                          JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                          Acting Deputy Commissioner




                     



    

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