P.A.’L.A.N.T.E. (People Against Landlord Abuse and Tenant Exploitation) Harlem 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 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.
- An obligation to Move it Forward: P.A.’L.A.N.T.E.
- A demand to live in safe and habitable homes
- The right to advocacy, group assembly and freedom of speech
- A commitment to promoting and protecting under represented low income residents and seniors
- Desire to instill a sense of community and pride in our youth
- Productive cooperation between tenants, property owners, and the many different City, State and Federal agencies
- Effective collaboration between funders and community residents
- Effective programs and activities that meet meaningful needs
- Effective use of all available resources