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P.A.’L.A.N.T.E. (People Against Landlord Abuse and Tenant Exploitation) 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, and providing long-term technical assistance, connecting individuals and tenant groups to free or reduced-rate 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.



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.

Become a Member

An obligation to Move it Forward: P.A.’L.A.N.T.E.

A commitment to promoting and protecting under-represented low income-residents and seniors

Effective collaboration between funders and community residents

The right to advocacy, group assembly, and freedom of speech

Productive cooperation between tenants, property owners, and the many different City, State, and Federal agencies

Effective programs and activities that meet meaningful needs

A demand to live in safe and habitable homes

Desire to instill a sense of community and pride in our youth

Effective use of all available resources