Ben Faller is new HRRC director

Ben Faller is the new executive director of Home Repair Resource Center.

After an extensive search, the Board of Directors of the Home Repair Resource Center (HRRC) has selected Benjamin D. “Ben” Faller as the new executive director of the Cleveland Heights-based nonprofit organization.

A resident of Cleveland and a native of Northeast Ohio, Faller has served as staff attorney and chief housing specialist for the Cleveland Housing Court since 2009, working to expand the court’s problem-solving programs and engaging in outreach and policy work on housing and property issues.

"Home Repair Resource Center is an organization that I have admired for some time, and I am very excited to be to be coming on board," Faller said. "I look forward to the opportunity to work with the staff, board, and supporters of HRRC to serve and empower the community and to grow the organization."

According to Shouresh Amir-Tahmasseb, HRRC board president, “HRRC is pleased have found a director with Mr. Faller’s experience and credentials. He is very familiar with the housing climate here in Greater Cleveland and the problems that our clients face. At the same time, he knows the nonprofit sector and embraces the challenge of growing community support for HRRC.”

Faller previously worked for the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland on housing issues and operated his own small business as a general contractor, specializing in residential remodeling. Faller is currently an adjunct professor of law at Case Western Reserve University, where he teaches courses in community development and mediation. Faller also serves as the board chairperson for Larchmere Porchfest.

Faller will be introduced to the community at HRRC’s upcoming clam bake fundraiser on Sept. 13. For information on that event, visit HRRC’s website ( or call 216-381-6100.

Becky Stager

Becky Stager has been HRRC's home repair education coordinator  since 1989. Visit or call 216-381-6100 for more information on programs and services.

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Volume 7, Issue 10, Posted 11:14 AM, 09.02.2014