P.A.’L.A.N.T.E. Harlem provides technical assistance and training to shareholders and tenant associations enrolled in the New York City’s Housing Preservation & Development Tenant Interim Lease (TIL) Apartment Purchase Program and Affordable Neighborhood Cooperative Program (ANCP).These programs offer New Yorkers living in City owned buildings the unique opportunity to become first time home owners where tenants purchase their apartments for $2,500.
After cooperative conversion is approved by the New York State Attorney General, P.A.’L.A.N.T.E. Harlem in collaboration with its legal providers and community partners, provides support to shareholders through training and specialized technical assistance.
A Nice Win
P.A.’L.A.N.T.E. Harlem partnered with Keith L.T. Wright, Chairman of the Housing Committee in the New York State Assembly to hold a public forum for tenants living in City-owned properties (TIL & ANCP). As a result of our collaborative efforts and those who attended the session, The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development adopted new rules governing tenant succession in buildings under its jurisdiction.
Until our involvement, there were no clear guidelines governing rights of succession for long-term occupants whose names do not appear on the lease for an apartment. This meant that when a lessee would permanently vacate a unit or in the event of their death, the remaining occupant would have no clear path to prove their right to stay, as became the case for many residents who moved back into an aging parent or family member's home to help provide for their care. Learn More