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Upper Manhattan Borough Rent Office Holds Open House

Upper Manhattan Borough Rent Office Holds Open House
From left to right: Woody Pascal, Deputy Commissioner Office of Rent Administration; Manny Burgos, Special Assistant to the Commissioner; Bruce Falbo, Bureau Chief of the Rent Information Bureau; Deneane Brown, Director, Upper Manhattan Borough Rent Office; Greg Fewer, Director of Policy Unit, ORA; Commissioner/CEO Darryl C. Towns; Assemblyman Herman "Denny" Farrell; Richard White, Deputy Commissioner Tenant Protection Unit.

HCR's Office of Rent Administration held an Open House recently at its Upper Manhattan Borough Rent Office, 125th Street, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building - 2nd Floor Art Gallery.

Approximately 60 visitors came to learn about the programs HCR provides district by district, borough by borough to help address questions and concerns of rent regulated tenants and owners.

Commissioner/CEO Darryl C. Towns welcomed guests and reiterated Governor Cuomo's commitment to protecting tenants and making information readily accessible to both tenants and owners of rent regulated apartments.

Deputy Commissioner Woody Pascal spoke about the variety of information available at the Upper Manhattan office including access to rent history and complaint forms, information on maintaining services, lawful rent charges, and fact sheets on a wide array of issues.

Rent Information Bureau Chief Bruce Falbo told the audience about the agency's efforts to make HCR's website more user-friendly and provide information in multiple languages. The website was on display and available for visitors to explore the tools for locating information they need.

Additional speakers included Greg Fewer from the Tenant Protection Unit. Also on hand were Deputy Commissioner Richard R. White, Assemblyman Keith L. T. Wright, Assemblyman Herman "Denny" Farrell, Cordell Cleare Chief of Staff for Senator Bill Perkins, and Geoffrey Eaton from Congressman Charles Rangel's office. All commended Commissioner/CEO Towns for the agency's efforts to make people aware that the Upper Manhattan Office is open for business and that staff is ready to help.

To find out more about HCR's Office of Rent Administration and efforts to protect tenants go to: www.nyshcr.org/Rent/

Last Updated: 06/22/12