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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.

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P.A.'L.A.N.T.E. Harlem is based on New York’s sense of diversity, the idea that we as New York City residents, can rely upon each other and work as one to improve the lives of all in our community. P.A.'L.A.N.T.E., which stands for People Against Landlord Abuse and Tenant Exploitation, has been on the front line of keeping people in their homes, making sure necessary repairs are made, and fighting corruption in the City’s housing programs.

Your support, combined with the volunteer work of others, creates a permanent community resource for our people. Consider what secure, safe, clean, and affordable housing means to the well-being of our community. P.A.'L.A.N.T.E. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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P.A.'L.A.N.T.E. provides legal and mediation assistance to residents acting as a tenant or tenant association representative, in order to help tenants: remain in their apartments, overturn illegal rent increases, identify unhealthy hazardous conditions, and file housing code violations. More

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When tenants work together, they can apply the most pressure to make a landlord provide services, make repairs, and stop the harassment. More



P.A.’L.A.N.T.E. recognizes the urgent need to help develop the academic and social skills of at-risk children. Today we train, educate and inspire youth to fulfill their potential. More



Bodega Friday offer bags of fresh groceries and other items to families experiencing food insecurity. More



P.A.’L.A.N.T.E.  provides technical assistance and training to shareholders living in H.D.F.C. co-op and tenant associations enrolled in the T.I.L. program. More

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A community-based intervention program with a bottom-up approach that combats illegal evictions and prevents the loss of New York City's rent-stabilized and rent-controlled affordable housing stock.More


“P.A.’L.A.N.T.E. provides long term technical assistance, as well as legal services and mediation, and helps secure rent reductions, rent refunds, and much needed apartment repairs.”

Thomas P. DiNapoli

New York State Comptroller

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“Your tenant organizing and leadership development initiatives, mediation, legal services, and robust youth program have all become cornerstones of the community.”

Robert Jackson 

New York State Senator 


“What great strides this organization has been able to make for tenants across the city, I’m both grateful and deeply moved.”

Keith L. Wright 

New York State Assembly Member 

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“I commend their continued dedication and commitment to ending tenant exploitation and providing education to low-income residents.”

Vanessa Gibson

Bronx Borough President


“The group performs a vital role in ensuring the city’s stock of affordable housing doesn’t shrink further.”

Gale Brewer

NYC Council Member


“From helping families facing eviction navigate housing court to ensuring the needs of tenants, P.A.’L.A.N.T.E. is and will continue to be an indispensable part of this movement.”

Adriano Espaillat

U.S. Representative


“You have instilled an obligation in all of us to have a sense of community and pride in our youth.”

Cordell Cleare

New York State Senator 


"The community building P.A.’L.A.N.T.E. has allowed our community to move forward stronger than ever.”

Daniel O'Donnel 

New York State Assembly Member 

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“The organization’s success is integral to the need for housing, and continued advocacy to end landlord harassment and unscrupulous practices.”

Carmen De La Rosa

NYC Council Member

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“P.A.’L.A.N.T.E. has helped thousands of low-income families.”

Diana Ayala

NYC Council Member


“Institutions like P.A.’L.A.N.T.E. encourage growth in community’s potential to organize, we applaud the continued advocacy to make the borough a better home for all.”

Ritchie Torres

U.S. Representative


“The organization has increased the positive impact and reach in our communities through its incredible services.”

Al Taylor 

New York State Assembly Member


“Because of your work and dedication, tenants have a fighter when faced with landlord disputes.”


Inez Dickens 

New York State Assembly Member 


“P.A.’L.A.N.T.E’s efforts have helped hundreds of families remain in their homes – this impact will be felt for generations to come.”

Pierina Sanchez

NYC Council Member


“I believe in P.A.’L.A.N.T.E. I believe in the relationship  developed prior to becoming Mayor. We are going to codify that even more as I rule as Mayor of the City of New York.”

Eric Adams

New York City Mayor 


“The organization has increased the positive impact and reach in our communities through its incredible services.”

Manny De Los Santos 

New York State Assembly Member

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“The organization’s community advocacy efforts, outreach and legal assistance have helped secure millions of dollars in tenant reimbursements for rent overcharges.”

Mark Levine

Manhattan Borough President

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“Lawmakers like myself depend on organizations like P.A.’L.A.N.T.E. to support and inspire legislation that expands protections for tenants.”

Carlina Rivera

NYC Council Member


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