At the discretion of the Deputy Commissioner, proceedings may be expedited on a case-by-case basis for good cause shown and with full consideration of the equities. Those considerations which may warrant expedited processing include, but are not limited to the following:
There is a threat of imminent eviction pursuant to a court proceeding which has actually been commenced.
Tenants are exposed to dangerous conditions in the building, such as fire damage, amounting to "constructive" eviction, or a vacate order has been issued by a governmental agency.
There is a court order directing expeditious treatment or a court order remanding a proceeding to ORA for further processing.
A court of competent jurisdiction, before which an ancillary proceeding is pending, has requested expeditious treatment of the ORA proceeding.
A determination is needed to resolve a matter pending before a governmental agency.
The determination of the subject proceeding is needed to resolve a companion or related intra-agency proceeding.
Extreme hardship is demonstrated (i.e. terminally ill party, bankruptcy filing, settlement of an estate, pending foreclosure).
For more information or assistance, call the DHCR Rent InfoLine, or visit your Borough or County Rent Office.
Last updated on 02/28/10