families organized at 8 severely distressed buildings. The buildings  were enrolled in HPD's enforcement programs resulting in the rehabilitation and capital building-wide repairs successfully made through the program. 


families living in City-owned buildings (TIL & ANCP)  now have the right to succession .



families received $1 . 1 M in rent refunds (overcharge orders by DHCR)



saved to tax payers in shelter cost by preventing evictions of 1,801 families.  



Recovered in Rent Refunds for



We organized over 80 tenant associations including 6,448 apartments. 16 buildings were enrolled in HPD’s proactive preservation program and 5 buildings were enrolled in HPD’s alternative enforcement program.

We succeeded in helping implement program changes to 157 City-owned properties. Family members living in Tenant Interim Lease (TIL) buildings now have the right to succession which was not granted since the programs inception.

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A simple step of submitting a rent overcharge complaint with the Division of Housing & Community Renewal (DHCR) resulted in landlord owing tenant a tremendous amount of money.

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Landlord Owes Tenant $112,000

Community residents selected P.A.'L.A.N.T.E. as a top-rated Nonprofit. We are among a distinguished few to receive this community endorsement for the last 9 consecutive years.

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Families Serviced 

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Demystifying Housing Conference

Legal Services 


Legal Workshops Conducted 

- Assisted 1,179 Families

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Legal Clinic Sessions 



- Assisted 1,804 Families


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Roommates displaced by fire find 

They were left out in the cold when a raging blaze destroyed their Hamilton Heights apartment — but friends and co-workers opened the door to a new home.

better home thanks to Manhattan 

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Caso resuelto, temía ser desalojada

Ha vivido durante décadas en el mismo apartamento, pero su nombre nunca estuvo en el contrato de arrendamiento. 


Landlord Who Owes Tenant $112,000

HAMILTON HEIGHTS — A landlord who owes a tenant $112,000 knew he was overcharging for the rent-stabilized apartment for more than 20 years but never tried to correct it, state housing officials have ruled.

For Rent Overcharge Loses Appeal

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Landlord Owes Tenant $14.5K in Rent

HARLEM — Instead of paying rent on the first of the month, Antonia sends her landlord a bill.

After Overcharging Her For Years

Brooklyn mother fights for 

CANARSIE, Brooklyn — Canarsie mom Michaela Bell says she worries for the safety of her two toddlers. She waited seven months in a city shelter to be transferred to an apartment on L Avenue she feels us unsafe for her kids. "It's like an obstacle course of problems. There are no window guards," said Bell.

She has a 3-year-old daughter with autism and a 1-year-old boy.

transfer out of unsafe apartments

Fire victim's return 

Families successfully returned to their rent stabilized apartments paying the same amount of rent after vicious electrical fires forced the 49 families to become homeless.

after years in litigation