Revised Brief submitted to the Second Circuit Federal Court of Appeals on behalf of P.A.’L.A.N.T.E. and other tenant organizations and associations written by tenant attorneys Tim Collins, Esq. of Collins, Dobkin, & Miller LLP and David Hershey-Webb, Esq. of Himmelstein, McConnell, Gribben, & Joseph LLP. READ HERE

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WHAT WE DO

P.A.’L.A.N.T.E. organizes and empowers residents of New York City to hold negligent landlords and property managers accountable for unsafe living conditions through community advocacy, outreach, organizing effective tenant associations, providing long-term technical assistance, and connecting individuals and tenant groups to legal services and housing benefits.  P.A.’L.A.N.T.E.'s goal is to end tenant exploitation in order to enable low-income community residents to remain in their homes and to ensure that those homes are safe and affordable.

P.A.’L.A.N.T.E. Harlem is based on New York’s sense of diversity, the idea that we as New York City residents, can rely upon each other and work as one to improve the lives of all in our community.

P.A.’L.A.N.T.E. is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization. Contributions are tax deductible. Your individual contribution, combined with the volunteer work of others, creates a permanent community resource for our people Consider what secure, safe, clean, and affordable housing means to the well-being of our community.

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"From helping families facing eviction navigate housing court, to ensuring the needs of tenants, P.A.'L.A.N.T.E. is and will continue to be an indispensable part of this movement."

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"Institutions like P.A.'L.A.N.T.E. encourage growth in community's potential to organize, we applaud the continued advocacy to make the borough a better home for all." 

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"Your tenant organizing and leadership development initiatives, mediation, legal services, and robust youth program have all become cornerstones of the community."

Adriano Espaillat

United States Representative

Ritchie Torres 

United States Representative

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"The work P.A.'L.A.N.T.E. has contributed to our community for years dedicates to serving those enduring immense struggles."

Eric Adams 

Robert Jackson

New York City Mayor

New York State Senator 

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"The organization has increased the positive impact and reach in our communities through its incredible services."

Al Taylor 

New York State Assembly Member 

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"What great strides this organization has been able to make for tenants across our city, I'm both grateful and deeply moved."

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"Because of your work and dedication tenants have a fighter when faced with tenant/ landlord disputes"

Keith L. T. Wright

New York State Assembly Member 

Inez Dickens

New York State Assembly Member 

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"The community building P.A.'L.A.N.T.E. has allowed our community to move forward stronger than ever."

Daniel O'Donnel

New York State Assembly Member 

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"This organization's success is integral to the need for housing, legal assistance, and continued advocacy to end landlord harassment and unscrupulous practices."

Carmen De La Rosa

New York City Council Member

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"The organization's community advocacy efforts outreach and legal assistance have helped secure millions of the dollars in tenant reimbursements for rent overcharges."

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"I commend their continued dedication and commitment to ending tenant exploitation and providing education to low-income residents. "

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"The group performs a vital role in ensuring the city's stock of affordable housing doesn't shrink further."

Mark Levine

Manhattan Borough President

Vanessa Gibson

Bronx Borough President 

Gale Brewer

New York City Council Member

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"Lawmakers like myself depend on organizations like P.A.'L.A.N.T.E. to support and inspire legislation that expands protections for tenants."

Carlina Rivera

New York City Council Member

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"P.A.'L.A.N.T.E. has helped thousands of low-income families."

Diana Ayala 

New York City Council Member

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TENANT ORGANIZING

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COVID-19 RELIEF PROJECT

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STAND & DELIVER

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DEMYSTIFYING HOUSING CONFERENCE 

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The Broken Promise

A Special Report by Siegel Teitelbaum & Evans, LLP

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The New Rent Laws

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How To Form A 

Tenant Association

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Tenants 

Do's and Dont's

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Can First Rents Be Fair Rents?

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Election Packet

For HDFC'S

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