P.A’L.A.N.T.E. Harlem helps residents form tenant associations and empowers community residents. We hold irresponsible landlords and reckless property managers accountable for housing code violations, illegal evictions and tenant harassment.
We provide long-term technical assistance and training to community residents on tenant association formation, management and development in areas including: establishing by-laws, fiduciary responsibility, field inspections, landlord negotiations, and tenants’ legal rights and responsibilities.
P.A’L.A.N.T.E. Harlem also engages a team of community volunteers to go directly into buildings, visiting apartments door-to-door to document and file housing code violations.
The goal of this program is to empower vulnerable residents, enable them to remain in their homes, and ensure that those homes are safe and affordable.