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To reduce poverty and advocate for safe housing by organizing, educating, and empowering residents. We are committed to supporting communities and to preserving our quality of life, our health, and our personal safety by assisting tenants when their rights have been violated and by holding unresponsive property 

owners accountable.

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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., which stands for People Against Landlord Abuse and Tenant Exploitation, has been on the front line of keeping people in their homes, making sure necessary repairs are made, and fighting corruption in the City’s housing programs.

Your support, 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. P.A.'L.A.N.T.E. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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P.A.'L.A.N.T.E. provides legal and mediation assistance to residents acting as a tenant or tenant association representative, in order to help tenants: remain in their apartments, overturn illegal rent increases, identify unhealthy hazardous conditions, and file housing code violations. More

When tenants work together, they can apply the most pressure to make a landlord provide services, make repairs, and stop the harassment. More

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P.A.’L.A.N.T.E. recognizes the urgent need to help develop the academic and social skills of at-risk children. Today we train, educate and inspire youth to fulfill their potential. More

Bodega Fridays offer bags of fresh groceries and other items to families experiencing food insecurity. More


“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.”

Adriano Espaillat

U.S. Representative


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

Al Taylor 

New York State Assembly Member


“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.”

Ritchie Torres

U.S. Representative


“What great strides this organization has been able to make for tenants across the city, I’m both grateful and deeply moved.”

Keith L. Wright 

New York State Assembly Member 


“I believe in P.A.’L.A.N.T.E. I believe in the relationship I developed prior to becoming Mayor. We are going to codify that even more as I rule as Mayor of the City of New York.”

Eric Adams

New York City Mayor 


“Because of your work and dedication, tenants have a fighter when faced with landlord disputes.”

Inez Dickens 

New York State Assembly Member 

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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.”

Robert Jackson 

New York State Senator 


"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 


“The organization’s community advocacy efforts, outreach and legal assistance have helped secure millions of dollars in tenant reimbursements for rent overcharges”

Mark Levine 

Manhattan Borough President


“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  

NYC Council Member 


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

Vanessa Gibson

Bronx Borough President 


“P.A.’L.A.N.T.E. has helped thousands of low-income families.”

Diana Ayala

NYC Council Member 


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


Gale Brewer

NYC Council Member 

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“The organization’s success is integral to the need for housing, and continued advocacy to end landlord harassment and unscrupulous practices.”

Carmen De La Rosa 

NYC Council Member 

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