ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NOS. BE420103RT, BE430032RT AND BJ420232RT

                                 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
          APPEALS OF                              DOCKET NOS. BE420103RT,
                                                  BE430032RT and BJ420232RT
               MARIA RAMIREZ, MARIA GONZALEZ,     DISTRICT RENT
               AND RICHARD BURKE,                 ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET
                                                  NO. AC420001RR 
           
                                  PETITIONERS
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITIONS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

               In May, 1987 the above-named tenants filed petitions for 
          administrative review of an order issued on April 29, 1987 by the 
          Administrator concerning various housing accommodations in the 
          premises known as 122-126 West 83rd Street, New York, New York.

               Since the petitions involve common questions of law and fact, 
          the Commissioner deems it appropriate to consolidate the 
          proceedings for disposition herein.

               The Commissioner has reviewed all of the evidence in the 
          record and has carefully considered that portion of the record 
          relevant to the issues raised by the petitions for review.

               This proceeding was commenced by the filing of a "Landlord's 
          Application For Modification of Maximum Collectible Rent" for the 
          subject apartments pursuant to former Section 33.9 of the City 
          Rent, Eviction and Rehabilitation Regulations (now under Section 
          2202.12 of the City Rent and Eviction Regulations).  

               In the above-mentioned application the subject landlord 
          affirmed, on March 12, 1986, the following:























          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NOS. BE420103RT, BE430032RT AND BJ420232RT

                    An increase in rents in the 
                    above premises is requested based
                    upon increased maintenance 
                    and operation costs and the
                    payment of debt service.  This
                    property has been rehabilitated
                    and was financed by a Municipal 
                    Loan under Article VIII of 
                    the Private Housing Finance
                    Law....

               Also in the above-mentioned application the Department of 
          Housing Preservation and Development (HPD)-Office of Development 
          certified, on March 18, 1986, that:

                    [T]he increased rent applied for is
                    the minimum necessary for the continued 
                    financial survival of these premises
                    as contemplated under Article VIII
                    of the Private Housing Finance Law.
                    A breakdown of costs and approved
                    financial justification report has
                    been submitted to the District
                    Rent Office.

               In the order under review herein, the Administrator granted 
          the subject landlord's application, and increased the maximum rents 
          of the subject apartments, pursuant to the former Section 33.9 of 
          the City Rent, Eviction, and Rehabilitation Regulations.

               The subject tenants allege that they are senior citizens; that 
          the maximum rent increases are substantial, and that two of the 
          tenants assert that they live on a fixed income, and that they can 
          not afford to pay the increase in their maximum rent.

               After careful consideration, the Commissioner is of the 
          opinion that the subject tenants' petitions should be denied.

               Section 2202.12 of the City Rent and Eviction Regulations 
          provides as follows:










                    The administrator may grant an
                    appropriate adjustment where he






          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NOS. BE420103RT, BE430032RT AND BJ420232RT

                    finds that there has been a 
                    rehabilitation or improvement of
                    substandard or deteriorated housing
                    accommodations which has been 
                    financed under a governmental 
                    program providing assistance 
                    through loans, loan insurance
                    or tax abatement, or which
                    has been undertaken under any
                    other rehabilitation program
                    not so financed but approved
                    by the administrator.

               The Commissioner finds that the subject landlord has met the 
          requirements for maximum rent increases in the subject building 
          pursuant to the above-mentioned regulation.

               The Commissioner takes note of the fact that increases in the 
          maximum rents of senior citizens living on a fixed income may cause
          financial hardships on them.  However, the Commissioner is 
          constrained to affirm the Administrator's order pursuant to the 
          aforementioned rent regulation.

               Accordingly, the Commissioner finds that the tenants' 
          petitions should be denied. 

               THEREFORE, in accordance with the City Rent and Rehabilitation 
          Law and the Rent and Eviction Regulations, it is

               ORDERED, that these petitions be, and the same hereby are, 
          denied, and that the Rent Administrator's order be, and the same 
          hereby is, affirmed.

          ISSUED:



                                                                      
                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner  






    

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