Services Introduction

GREATER RIDGEWOOD RESTORATION CORPORATION (GRRC) is a non-profit housing consultant set up in 1975 to work for the stabilization and improvement of the neighborhoods of Community Board 5 – Ridgewood, Glendale, Middle Village, and Maspeth. Among our services offered at no charge to all residents of Community Board 5 are:

Landlord/Tenant Counseling:

We help both tenants and landlords fill out forms related to housing and rent control and rent stabilization, and counsels them on eligibility for Section 8, Senior Citizens Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE), and other rent assistance programs.

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In-REM/Lien Sale/Problem Building Program

GRRC counsels owners on payment and loan plans to help them keep properties where the City is selling liens. We survey for and report buildings with illegal uses or dangerous conditions and monitor them for correction of problems.

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Anti-Graffiti Program

Our crew, supervised by neighborhood crew chiefs and community volunteers, works five days a week from January through December, on properties where the owner has given us written permission. We have removed graffiti at over 7,000 sites since 1992.

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Other Services

 We also advocate for funds for street tree planting, for better enforcement of housing codes, historic designation, and other housing-related matters.

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